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Blue Marble Health Hotez.indb 1 6/22/16 11:02 AM Hotez.indb 2 6/22/16 11:02 AM Blue Marble Health An Innovative Plan to Fight Diseases of the Poor amid Wealth Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD Baylor College of Medicine Johns Hopkins University Press Baltimore Hotez.indb 3 6/22/16 11:02 AM © 2016 Johns Hopkins University Press All rights reserved. Published 2016 Printed in the United States of America on acid-­ free paper 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Johns Hopkins University Press 2715 North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218-­ 4363 Library of Congress Cataloging-­ in-­ Publication Data Names: Hotez, Peter J., author Title: Blue marble health : an innovative plan to fight diseases of the poor amid wealth / Peter J. Hotez ; with a foreword by Cher. Description: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2015046697| ISBN 9781421420462 (pbk. : alk. paper) | ISBN 1421420465 (pbk. : alk. paper) | ISBN 9781421420479 (electronic) | ISBN 1421420473 (electronic) Subjects: | MESH: Neglected Diseases­ —­ economics | Poverty Areas | Global Health—­ economics | Health Equity—economics | Tropical Medicine—­ economics Classification: LCC RA418.5.P6 | NLM W 74.1 | DDC 362.1086/942—dc23 LC record available at A catalog record for this book is available from the British Library. The quotation from John Lennon on the facing page has been ascribed to Allen Saunders, who wrote in Reader’s Digest in the 1950s,“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans”(­gryvatz-­copquin/gilda-­radner_b _2231040.html). Special discounts are available for bulk purchases of this book. For more information, please contact Special Sales at 410-­516-­6936 or Johns Hopkins University Press uses environmentally friendly book materials, including recycled text paper that is composed of at least 30 percent post-­ consumer waste, whenever possible. Hotez.indb 4 6/22/16 11:02 AM To my champions and mentors in Texas: Mark Kline, MD, and Mark Wallace of Texas Children’s Hospital Paul Klotman, MD, President of Baylor College of Medicine Amb. Edward P. Djerejian, Director, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University Philip K. Russell, MD, President Emeritus, Sabin Vaccine Institute And to my wife, Ann Hotez, and our four children, Matthew, Emily, Daniel, and our (now adult) special needs daughter, Rachel Hotez, who helps to keep me humble and reminds me daily of what John Lennon once wrote and sang: “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” Hotez_FM.indd 5 6/28/16 12:22 PM Hotez.indb 6 6/22/16 11:02 AM This page intentionally left blank ...


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