Rx for Survival — A Global Health Challenge

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The following materials will be helpful to those seeking a more comprehensive understanding of global health challenges and solutions.
(alphabetically, by author)

Aldridge, Susan. Magic Molecules - How Drugs Work. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Alliance for Health Reform. Covering Health Issues - A Sourcebook for Journalists 2004. Washington, D.C.: Alliance for Health Reform, 2004.

Bright, Chris, Christopher Flavin, et al. Worldwatch Institute, State of the World 2005. New York: Norton and Co., Ltd., 2005.

de Kruif, Paul. Microbe Hunters. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1926 and 1996 reprinted.

Farmer, Paul. Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor. California: University of California Press, 2003.

Farmer, Paul, Margaret Connors, and Janie Simmons, Eds. Women, Poverty and AIDS. Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1996.

Garrett, Laurie. Betrayal of Trust - The Collapse of Global Health. New York: Hyperion, 2000.

Garrett, Laurie. The Coming Plague. New York: Penguin Putnam, 1995.

Hellman, Hal. Great Feuds in Medicine - Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001.

Hilts, Philip. Rx for Survival - Why We Must Rise to the Global Health Challenge. New York: The Penguin Press, 2005.

Horton, Richard. Health Wars: On the Global Front Lines of Modern Medicine. London: New York Review of Books, 2003.

Irwin, A., J. Millen, and D. Fallows. Global AIDS: Myths and Facts. Boston: South End Press, 2003.

Kasmauski, Karen, and Peter Jaret. Impact - Dispatches from the Frontlines of Global Health. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2003.

Kaufman, Francine R. Diabesity - The Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic That Threatens America and What We Must Do to Stop It. New York: Bantam Books, 2005.

Kidder, Tracey. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World. New York: Random House, 2003

Kim, Jim Yong, Joyce V. Millen, Alec Irwin, and John Gershman, eds. Dying for Growth - Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor. Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2000.

Krieger, Nancy, and Glenn Margo, eds. AIDS and the Politics of Survival. Amityville, New York: Baywood, 1994.

Leavitt, Judith Walzer. Typhoid Mary - Captive to the Public's Health. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1996.

Levine, Ruth, and the What Works Working Group with Molly Kinder. Millions Saved - Proven Successes in Global Health. Washington, D.C.: Center for Global Development, 2004.

Levy, Stuart B. The Antibiotic Paradox - How the Misuse of Antibiotics Destroys Their Curative Powers. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2002.

Marriott, Edward. Plague - A Story of Science, Rivalry, and the Scourge That Won't Go Away. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2002.

Porter, Stephen. The Great Plague. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England: Redwood Books, 1999.

Sachs, Jeffrey D. The End of Poverty. New York: The Penguin Press, 2005.

Sen, Gita, George Asha, and Piroska Ostlin, eds. Engendering International Health - The Challenge of Equity. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.

Tierno, Philip M., Jr., The Secret Life of Germs - Observations and Lessons from a Microbe Hunter. New York: Pocket Books, 2001.

UNICEF. The State of the World's Children 2005. New York: United Nations Children's Fund, 2005.