Rx for Survival: The Heroes

Rx for Survival: The Heroes

     
 
In this collection of compelling highlights from the critically-acclaimed Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge, viewers are taken on a worldwide journey to see just how modern medical innovation has saved lives and raised hope among the planet's poor. From a Baltimore-based eye doctor whose experiments with Vitamin A saved much more than children's

Overview

In this collection of compelling highlights from the critically-acclaimed Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge, viewers are taken on a worldwide journey to see just how modern medical innovation has saved lives and raised hope among the planet's poor. From a Baltimore-based eye doctor whose experiments with Vitamin A saved much more than children's eyesight to the creative use of motorcycles in helping health-workers to reach out-of-the-way patients, a landmark HIV/AIDS program launched by a Botswana businessman, and the efforts of community volunteers in helping Bangladesh families escape the grip of poverty through education, these inspiring stories are but a small sampling of the remarkable achievements documented on the landmark series from which they were taken.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/2006
UPC:
0783421412392
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh / Pbs
Time:
2:00:00
Sales rank:
75,744

Special Features

Closed Caption; Dispatches from experts in the field; Activities for exploring global health issues; Access to th RX for Survival website

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rx for Survival: The Heroes
1. Introduction [5:37]
2. Two Cent Hero [14:25]
3. Riding for Health [9:40]
4. Can Anyone Save Botswana [17:36]
5. Polio Warriors [13:34]
6. Water Man of Uganda [6:29]
7. Stalking a Killer [19:13]
8. Beyond the End of the Road [9:24]
9. Miracle in Bangladesh [13:57]
10. Credits [2:46]

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