Fighting Global Disease

The global fight against disease takes money, international cooperation, public awareness and political will. And different diseases present different medical and social obstacles. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to examine the epidemics of malaria and polio — and the two very different battle plans used to fight them.


David Heymann
*Former Executive Director, Communicable Diseases at the World Health Organization

Dr. Elias Durry
*Horn of Africa polio coordinator for the World Health Organization

Mauricio Sauerbrey
*Director, Onchocerciasis Elimination Program of the Americas, at the Carter Center



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