- ISBN 9781474608084
- Categories Biographies and Memoirs, BX, BX BXOS, BXOS, New Arrivals OS, Non-Fiction
- Author(s) Anna Buckley
- Publisher Orion Publishing Co
- Weight 0.145 kg
Jeremy Farrar, before he became Director of the Wellcome Trust, worked in an Infectious Diseases Hospital in Vietnam. He was on the frontline tackling SARS and nine months later a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu, H5N1. Peter Piot was at the forefront of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. He was the first to identify HIV in Africa. It took him fifteen years to persuade the world that it was also a heterosexual disease. Later as Executive Director of UN AIDS he fought for years to get the UN to take the threat of HIV seriously.