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Survival: Lives in the Balance

Millions of people in the developing world, mostly children, die each year from treatable and preventable diseases. Slowly, that is beginning to change as economic growth lifts hundreds of millions of people out of extreme poverty and the circumstances known to perpetuate disease. SURVIVAL: LIVES IN THE BALANCE is a landmark documentary series about global health. Four one-hour films take viewers into villages in the Philippines, Uganda, Niger and Bangladesh, where people suffer from diseases and conditions long since conquered in other parts of the world. Cameras following subjects from pregnancy to birth, through the formative years of a child's . . .
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Friday, Apr 11, 2014 - 5:00 PM    "The Plant That Cures Malaria (Uganda)" Too late to save his daughter, who died from contracting malaria, Clovis learns that the Artemisia plant can be cultivated on his farm in Uganda. A chemical extracted from Artemisia is the main ingredient of a drug that can cure malaria in the early stages of the disease. Clovis organizes other farmers into a cooperative to grow the plant only to run into a new company policy that may stand in the way of their efforts. G
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Friday, Apr 11, 2014 - 5:00 PM "The Plant That Cures Malaria (Uganda)" (WORLD)
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Friday, Apr 11, 2014 - 6:00 PM "Fit for Life (Bangladesh)" (WORLD)
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Friday, Apr 11, 2014 - 11:00 PM "Fit for Life (Bangladesh)" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 - 6:00 AM "The Plant That Cures Malaria (Uganda)" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 - 7:00 AM "Fit for Life (Bangladesh)" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 - 12:00 PM "The Plant That Cures Malaria (Uganda)" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 - 1:00 PM "Fit for Life (Bangladesh)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Apr 14, 2014 - 2:00 AM "The Plant That Cures Malaria (Uganda)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Apr 14, 2014 - 3:00 AM "Fit for Life (Bangladesh)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 - 3:00 PM "The Struggle to Breathe (Philippines)" (WORLD)
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