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The Grandest Challenge: Taking Life-Saving Science from Lab to Village Paperback – January 15, 2013
"The Grandest Challenge is not only enlightening, solution orientated and deeply personal but it also encourages the reader to challenge the existing norm and encourages us to ask ourselves pivotal questions."
—The Independent (UK)
About the Author
PETER SINGER is Director of the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has advised the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UN Secretary-General's Office, the Government of Canada, and Pepsico Inc. He is also a sought-after commentator and public speaker.
Top Customer Reviews
But the reason I am writing this review is to draw attention to the fact that Andrea Lesperance, who posted on Amazon a glowing five-star review of the book, has failed to disclose that she is an EMPLOYEE of the authors' organization, Grand Challenges Canada. Ms. Lesperance is a Project Director at Grand Challenges Canada, and the book's authors, Peter Singer and Abdallah Daar, are senor executives at Grand Challenges Canada.
Basically, Ms. Lesperance posted a stellar review (five stars) of a book written by her bosses, WITHOUT disclosing that connection.
Anyone reviewing a book written by their bosses arguably has a financial conflict of interest. I won't speculate why this happened with Singer and Daar's book, but ask yourself what the reasons might be.
I also think that Amazon needs a better conflict of interest policy, but that's another story.
Calestous Juma, Kennedy School, Harvard University
"Daar and Singer show us how to rise to the grandest challenge of all: to make sure that science keeps its promise to all people, not just the rich. They point the way to how we can heal sick, protect the vulnerable, reach the unreached, and bring human dignity to all. Essential reading."
Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina
"The last two decades have seen a dramatic transformation in the way medical research and innovation is pursued. No longer is science ruthlessly focussed on the diseases of affluent societies; now we recognize the importance of preventing premature death in every setting. This remarkable change has often been initiated and always facilitated by the work of doctors Abdallah Daar and Peter Singer and their Centre for Global Health in Toronto. They have particularly advocated for taking the excitement of modern biomedical research to countries with major medical needs. This is both their own story and the story of the emerging field of global health, one that is full of remarkable characters who have fuelled this revolution. It is a fascinating story, made richer because of the direct involvement of Daar and Singer, and also, crucially, because there is so much at stake."
Professor Sir John Bell, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University
"Abdallah Daar and Peter Singer have created a gift for all those committed to tackling global health and development challenges.Read more ›