Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases

Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421427232
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,041,741
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ellen Agler is the CEO of the END Fund. Mojie Crigler is the author of Get Me Through Tomorrow: A Sister's Memoir of Brain Injury and Revival.

Read an Excerpt

Under the Big Tree shines a spotlight on some of the heroes in the ambitious effort to rid the world of NTDs. Their stories are an inspiration and, I hope, a rallying cry for others to join the global efforts to finally end the suffering caused by these ancient diseases.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Bill Gates
Preface, by William C. Campbell
List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1. Crisis and Collaboration
Chapter 2. Modern Approaches to Ancient Diseases
Chapter 3. Big Consequences from Small Things
Chapter 4. Empowerment and Humility
Chapter 5. Worms, Maps, and Money
Chapter 6. A New Normal
Chapter 7. Stone Soup
Chapter 8. Unfrozen Moment
Chapter 9. Strengthening Health Systems
Chapter 10. The Last Twenty Centimeters
Chapter 11. Homegrown Philanthropy

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What People are Saying About This

Adam Grant

"Over a billion people worldwide are affected by tropical diseases that are devastating but entirely preventable. This uplifting book chronicles the growing movement to eradicate these maladies and create a safer, healthier planet for all of us."

Elie Hassenfeld

"The fight against neglected tropical diseases is one of the most important public health stories of the last quarter century. I recommend this book to anyone looking to understand this underappreciated story."

George Stephanopoulos

"Under the Big Tree makes a passionate, persuasive argument. Ending NTDs is a low-cost, high-impact way to radically improve the lives of the world's poorest citizens."

Margaret Chan

"Under the Big Tree is an inspiring reminder of what is possible when those in the global health field put their faith in people and their trust in evidence."

Klaus Schwab

"Under the Big Tree blends fascinating stories from all sides of the fight against neglected tropical diseases with takeaway lessons of collaboration, creativity, and positive systemic change. The result is a book that is accessible, inspiring, and deeply necessary."

Gilbert Burnham

"The compelling—and largely untold—story of the people and activities addressing the scourge of tropical disease."

Adrian Hopkins

"An excellent example of partnerships developing around a common cause and an inspiration for those involved in not only neglected tropical diseases but also in improving healthcare for the most neglected of communities."

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