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Rx for Survival — A Global Health Challenge

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Oral Rehydration Therapy
from Program 3, Delivering the Goods

A simple solution of water, salt and sugar saves millions of young lives.

Watch Video (1:40)



Vaccines and How They Work
from Program 1, Disease Warriors

Jenner's experiment with cowpox opens up a new horizon in disease prevention.

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The End of Smallpox
from Program 1, Disease Warriors

Armed with vaccines, young idealists nicknamed the "smallpox warriors" set out in 1967 to eradicate smallpox.

Part I: The Campaign Begins (6:39)

Part II: The Last Case (5:26)



The Campaign to Eradicate Polio
from Program 1, Disease Warriors

Follow the global effort to eradicate polio in India and Nigeria.

Part I: The Polio Campaign in India (5:03)

Part II: The Polio Campaign in India (Public Resistance to Vaccines)

Part III: The Campaign Reaches its Climax (9:02)



A Vaccine for Aids?
from Program 1, Disease Warriors

Scientists explore the mystery of natural immunity and whether it could be a key to an aids vaccine.

Part I: The Mystery of Natural Immunity (6:34)

Part II: Keys to a Vaccine (3:08)



AIDS in Thailand
from Program 3, Delivering the Goods

Mechai Viravaidya battles HIV in Thailand with a two-fold strategy.

Part I: The Condom King (3:17)

Part II: The Story of Nissara (5:21)



Fighting AIDS in Botswana
Program 6, How Safe are We?

Can combination drug therapy save a nation with a 40% HIV prevalence rate?

Part I: Disaster in Denial (10:32)

Part II: Turning the Tide (8:48)



The Discovery of Antibiotics
from Program 2, Rise of the Super Bugs

Since their discovery, antibiotics have revolutionized the fight against bacterial infection.

Watch Video (7:59)



Antibiotics and Pneumonia in Honduras
from Program 2, Rise of the Super Bugs

Around the world, antibiotics are a key weapon in the fight against pneumonia.

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An Incurable TB?
from Program 2, Rise of the Super Bugs

Jim Yong Kim and Paul Farmer are changing the way the world combats multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

Part I: Poverty and the Rise of MDR TB in Peru (3:49)

Part II: Everyone Around Her is at Risk (8:20)

Part III: Facing TB Head-On (4:56)

Part IV: Reason to Endure (3:40)



Malaria's Tenacious Grip
from Program 4, Deadly Messengers

Despite decades of effort, malaria continues to plague the tropics.

Part I: Malaria in Africa Today (5:23)

Part II: Fred Soper's Valiant Campaign (4:45)

Part III: The New Approach (5:09)



Preventing River Blindness
from Program 4, Deadly Messengers

Follow Doctor Uche Amazigo and her quest to eradicate river blindness from Togo.

Part I: The River Eats Your Eyes (3:33)

Part II: A Ray of Hope (6:22)



West Nile Virus in the USA
from Program 4, Deadly Messengers

Mosquitoes and birds rapidly spread the virus across the country.

Part I: West Nile Arrives (8:41)

Part II: West Nile in the Rockies (3:04)

Part III: West Nile in the Rockies, Continued (5:14)

Part IV: West Nile in Southern California (3:26)



The Story of BRAC
from Program 3, Delivering the Goods

Abed and his 90,000 strong Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee have improved lives since the 1970s.

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A Foot Soldier of Health
from Program 3, Delivering the Goods

Rohima is one of 90,000 volunteers with the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee.

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