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Perry, Alex
Lifeblood : how to change the world, one dead mosquito at a time / Alex Perry
Alternate Title How to change the world, one dead mosquito at a time
1st ed
New York : PublicAffairs, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  RA644.M2 P47 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Malaria -- Africa -- Prevention
Epidemics -- Africa
International cooperation -- Africa
Physical Description xii, 242 p. : map ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-229) and index
Contents Great lake of disease -- Original sickness -- The selfish philanthropist -- Aiding who? -- The business of caring -- Levers of power -- Global network -- Gil and Belinda -- A big player -- Committed -- The heart of illness -- Buzz -- Trade not aid -- Countless -- Fine and fair
Summary "In 2006, the Wall Street pioneer and philanthropist Ray Chambers flicked through some holiday snapshots taken by his friend, development economist Jeff Sachs, and remarked on the placid beauty of a group of sleeping Malawian children. They're not sleeping, Sachs told him. They're in malarial comas. A few days later, they were all dead. Chambers had long avoided the public eye, but this moment sparked his determination to coordinate an unprecedented, worldwide effort to eradicate a disease that has haunted humanity since before the advent of medicine. Award-winning journalist Alex Perry obtained unique access to Chambers, now the UN Special Envoy for Malaria. In this book, Perry weaves together science and history with on-the-ground reporting and a riveting expose; of the workings of humanitarian aid to document Chambers' campaign. By replacing traditional ideas of assistance with business acumen and hustle, Chambers saved millions of lives, and upturned current notions of aid, forging a new path not just for the developing world but for global business and philanthropy"--Provided by publisher

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