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What Can We Do?: Disease

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781445188072

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A look at one of the biggest challenges facing our world today – disease – and how we are tackling it

Disease has always been part of the human experience, from huge pandemics to illnesses increasingly associated with unhealthy lifestyles and the world’s ageing population. Medical technology has improved so dramatically that the rates of some illnesses are declining fast, while tests, vaccines and cutting edge surgery are making others much more survivable. But healthcare is not equal around the world and the Covid-19 pandemic highlighted just how vulnerable the world can be to a brand new disease. How can we make the world more healthy?

How can we build a better, fairer, more equal, cleaner world? This series seeks to answer this by exploring some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today – from disease to conflict, and from the energy crisis to the plight of refugees. It explains what is already being done to meet and tackle these challenges, and explores what more could and should be done, both individually and collectively, to ensure a better future for our planet, its people and its wildlife.

Taking a positive, but realistic perspective, this series aims to empower young readers by helping them understand these complex and troubling issues, calm their anxieties, and promote empathy and understanding for the many millions of people suffering from for example, poverty or inequality.

Perfect for readers aged 9 and up

Titles in the series:
Climate Change
Disease
Inequality
Migration
Poverty & Food Insecurity
War & Conflict

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