Author(s): adication : Ridding the World of Diseases Forever? By Stepan, Nancy Leys
The dream of a global utterly freed from illness might appear utopian. Yet eradication, utilized in its fashionable sense to imply the relief of a illness to 0 by the use of practical public well being interventions, has been pursued time and again. Campaigns towards yellow fever, malaria, smallpox, and polio are a few of the biggest, costliest programmes ever undertaken in global public well being. Only one thus far has been a success – towards smallpox in 1980, regardless that eradication campaigns towards polio and Guinea Worm Disease are ongoing. Are such programmes, then, profitable? Does environment an absolute function.