0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Diseases & disorders > Infectious & contagious diseases

Buy Now

The Last and Longest Mile - Yohei Sasakawa's Struggle to Eliminate Leprosy (Hardcover) Loot Price: R623
Discovery Miles 6 230
The Last and Longest Mile - Yohei Sasakawa's Struggle to Eliminate Leprosy (Hardcover): Fumihiko Takayama

The Last and Longest Mile - Yohei Sasakawa's Struggle to Eliminate Leprosy (Hardcover)

Fumihiko Takayama

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 | Repayment Terms: R57 pm x 12*

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 12 - 17 working days

This book offers a compelling account of the two-pronged fight against both leprosy and the discrimination that comes with it. Leprosy is generally weak against the immune system, yet it persists in populations with inadequate nutrition and weak resistance, due to poverty or lack of disease control measures. Thus the battle against leprosy has involved a highly effective multidrug therapy, and getting it to communities in need. 'The Last and Longest Mile' tells the story of the WHO's offering of this cure, free of charge across the world, in 1995-9, through vital funding from the Nippon Foundation; and of how the Foundation has continued pursuing elimination of leprosy in the years since. Yohei Sasakawa, the organisation's chairman, has personally travelled the world to lead the struggle against the disease, and particularly to combat discrimination against leprosy patients or ex-patients and their families--an effort that has lagged behind the campaign to eradicate the disease itself. Award-winning writer Fumihiko Takayama accompanied Sasakawa on his seven-year global crusade from 2009. Here he recounts the milestones of their journey, explores the important advances and setbacks experienced along the way, and reveals the personal sense of mission that drives the tireless Yohei Sasakawa.

General

Imprint: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2021
Authors: Fumihiko Takayama
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-78738-340-1
Categories: Books > Medicine > General issues > History of medicine
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > Medicine > General issues > Public health & preventive medicine > Personal & public health > General
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Diseases & disorders > Infectious & contagious diseases > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
LSN: 1-78738-340-7
Barcode: 9781787383401

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners