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The End of Polio: A Global Effort To End A Disease

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In a world convulsed by war and hatred, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, begun in 1988, stands as a rare and inspiring example of what can be done when the world works together against a common enemy. Sebasti"o Salgado, known for his dedication to the plight of the world's dispossessed in Workers (1994) and Migrations (2000), traveled to five polio endemic countrie ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Bulfinch
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Sarah
Nov 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read a Smithsonian article about Sebastiao Salgado and have since been interested in learning more about his work - I watched most of the documentary on his life and have requested a few of the books from his photography projects. This one, The End of Polio, was to first to come in at the library. I loved the pairing of photographs with short essays from workers in that area of the world, and truly learned a lot about the polio eradication effort. Having grown up in the U.S., polio has always ...more
Sarah
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A handsome book, and the gentlest I've seen of his work. Follows the "cold chain" supply system developed in 1952 to convey vaccines from refrigeration through UN small planes to insulated boxes carried by motorcycle & on food through Africa and South Asia to be administered by trained volunteers, handing off to trained members of another clan when needed if people will only accept it from their own. Also illustrates life and coping skills of children crippled by polio, laughing usually and ...more
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Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This is an excellent account of the efforts of WHO, UNICEF, Rotary and other international organizations to eradicate polio worldwide. Many participants contributed essays and the book is filled with the sublime black and white photos of Sebastiao Salgado. I highly recommend this!
Hannah
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"This book is dedicated to all those who courageously live with polio, as well as to all the health workers who so lovingly help them while working to eliminate the disease."
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Sebastião Salgado was born on February 8th, 1944 in Aimorés, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lives in Paris. Having studied economics, Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in 1973 in Paris, working with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos until 1994, when he and Lélia Wanick Salgado formed Amazonas images, an agency created exclusively for his work.

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