Race Against Time (CBC Massey Lectures Series)

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"I have spent the last four years watching people die." With these wrenching words, humanitarian Stephen Lewis begins his personal, often searing insider's account of Africa's plight and the wealthy world's betrayal. Lewis recounts how in 2000, global leaders agreed to eight Millennium Development Goals, promising the poor such essentials as primary education, basic health and a reversal of AIDS by 2015. In audacious prose, alive with anecdotes ranging from maddening to hilarious to heart-breaking, Lewis shows why and how the promises can't be kept. Race Against Time probes the appalling gap between vision and current reality, but also offers bracingly attainable solutions.

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Stephen Lewis is the former UN Secretary-General's special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa and director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. His previous roles include Canadian ambassador to the UN, special advisor on Africa to the UN Secretary-General, and deputy executive director of UNICEF. He was named ""Canadian of the Year"" by Maclean's magazine in 2003 and one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2005.

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