Global Perspectives Film Series
Enjoy your lunch hour with us by viewing one of the many films from our library.
The Global Perspectives Film Series is one of our many continuing educational activities. Our goal is to provide the TTUHSC and local community with information about global, national, and local health and social issues. Through the film series, attendees will also gain knowledge about various heritage celebrations, historic events, and current trends in medicine. They will also receive insight into the customs, culture, and history of other countries and people. Free snacks are provided.
- Thursday, March 27, 2014
- 12:00 noon CT
- Lubbock (ACB 240)
- El Paso (MEB 1110 - 12:00 noon MT)
Tuberculosis is developing resistance to almost every drug available, which has lead to fears of an epidemic. In South Africa, health authorities have locked up patients diagnosed with XDR-TB in an effort to stop the disease from spreading. How should the issue be resolved? Can countries balance their need to protect the public from a killer disease with the rights of the individual patients? Survival: The Deadly Combination examines the impact that extremely drug resistant (XDR) is having on people and societies. It deals with some controversial approaches, such as quarantine, to dealing with the illness.
March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day. This film was selected to raise public awareness of tuberculosis and the efforts made to prevent and treat the disease.
Previously Viewed Films
- If there are specific films you would like to see viewed as part of our series, your suggestions are always welcome. Contact: email@example.com or call 806.743.2900.
- All films shown as part of the series can be checked out through the OGH library. Visit the OGH Library web page for more information.