The Health of Nations by Karen Bartlett
The Campaign to End Polio and Eradicate Epidemic Diseases

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Bartlett makes it abundantly clear that research to reduce the impact of infectious disease is progressing but that politics, budgetary constraints, competing priorities, and ego clashes are serious impediments.
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What would a world without disease look like? With the victory against smallpox behind us, polio, malaria and measles each provide their own set of roadblocks as we fight for a world free of epidemic diseases. This might seem a utopian pipe-dream, but that brand new world is a lot closer than you might think.

Writing with the pace of a thriller, Karen Bartlett give us a rare inside look at how both global organisations and local campaigns operate on the frontlines in the war against contagious disease. She reveals why politics will prove to be the final enemy in the fight for global health and how victory in this battle will have profound consequences for the balance of world power and will embolden scientists to make other, even more momentous breakthroughs. Thought-provoking and full of reasons to be hopeful for the future, The Health of Nations is essential reading on one of the greatest challenges we face in the twenty-first century.
 

About Karen Bartlett

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Karen Bartlett is a journalist, film-maker and Sunday Times-bestselling author. Her writing has appeared in The Sunday Times, The Times, Newsweek, New Statesman and Wired. In the past she has helped to write speeches for Nelson Mandela in his role as president of the education movement United World Colleges. She lives in London.
 
Published March 2, 2017 by Oneworld Publications. 336 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Bartlett makes it abundantly clear that research to reduce the impact of infectious disease is progressing but that politics, budgetary constraints, competing priorities, and ego clashes are serious impediments.

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