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The Resource Rx for survival : a global health challenge, a co-production of the WGBH/NOVA Science Unit and Vulcan Productions, Inc

Rx for survival : a global health challenge, a co-production of the WGBH/NOVA Science Unit and Vulcan Productions, Inc

Label
Rx for survival : a global health challenge
Title
Rx for survival
Title remainder
a global health challenge
Statement of responsibility
a co-production of the WGBH/NOVA Science Unit and Vulcan Productions, Inc
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past 150 years, stunning breakthroughs in public health have enabled humans to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. But the benefits of public health have yet to be extended to many of the poorest nations in the developing world. Meanwhile, in the past two decades, infectious diseases that had nearly been conquered, such as tuberculosis, have come surging back, while devastating new diseases such as AIDS, SARS and West Nile Virus have emerged. Microbial resistance to many modern drugs is rising, threatening people everywhere. And in our world of globalized travel, the latest epidemic is only a plane ride away. The program examines the most critical health threats facing the world today by portraying conditions in over twenty countries, examining why diseases that are curable still persist, the efforts to treat them, and the dangers of new "superbugs." Employing both historical dramatic sequences and poignant current documentary stories, the series showcases key milestones in public health history, such as the eradication of smallpox, alongside modern and future challenges, including SARS, a potential global flu pandemic and recovery from the Asian tsunami catastrophe
Member of
Cataloging source
FQG
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Paula S. Apsell, Director of the WGBH Science Unit ; Larry Klein, WGBH/NOVA executive producer, writer, producer, director ; Paul G. Allen, Executive in Charge of Vulcan Productions ; Jody Patton, President and Executive in Charge of Vulcan Productions ; Richard E. Hutton, Vice President of Media Development and executive producer of Vulcan Productions
Dewey number
362.1
Language note
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
RA441
LC item number
.R9 2005
PerformerNote
Narrator, Brad Pitt. Experts include Jeffrey Sachs, the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; reporter Laurie Garrett; Harvey Fineberg, President of the National Academies of Sciences Institute of Medicine; Nils Daulaire, President of the Global Health Council; and Donald Hopkins, the Associate Executive Director of the Carter Center
Runtime
336
Technique
live action
Label
Rx for survival : a global health challenge, a co-production of the WGBH/NOVA Science Unit and Vulcan Productions, Inc
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the six-hour PBS television series that premiered November 1-3, 2005 and a two-hour special presentation on April 12, 2006
  • Special features: NOW interview with former President Jimmy Carter; dispatches from experts in the field; materials for educators; activities for exploring global health issues; access to the Rx for Survival web site
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1. Disease warriors. Rise of the superbugs -- disc. 2. Delivering the goods. Deadly messengers -- disc 3. Back to the basics. How safe are we?
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
3 videodiscs (336 min.)
Isbn
9781593753276
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 783421389397
  • 00783421389397
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
WG38939
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70863363
  • (OCoLC)ocn694400351
System details
DVDs
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Rx for survival : a global health challenge, a co-production of the WGBH/NOVA Science Unit and Vulcan Productions, Inc
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the six-hour PBS television series that premiered November 1-3, 2005 and a two-hour special presentation on April 12, 2006
  • Special features: NOW interview with former President Jimmy Carter; dispatches from experts in the field; materials for educators; activities for exploring global health issues; access to the Rx for Survival web site
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1. Disease warriors. Rise of the superbugs -- disc. 2. Delivering the goods. Deadly messengers -- disc 3. Back to the basics. How safe are we?
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
3 videodiscs (336 min.)
Isbn
9781593753276
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 783421389397
  • 00783421389397
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
WG38939
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70863363
  • (OCoLC)ocn694400351
System details
DVDs
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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