To End a Plague: America’s Fight to Defeat AIDS in Africa
Author: Emily Bass
Published by PublicAffairs, Hachette Book Group
Year: 2022
From the Jury: “From Washington to Kampala, To End a Plague tells the story of how the Bush administration marshalled support for PEPFAR, an ambitious plan to fight AIDS in Africa. Drawing on the testimonials of advocates, doctors, and policymakers, Bass traces the long road from AIDS activism to the rollout of antiretrovirals. Although PEPFAR wasn’t perfect, it provided a massive investment and a roadmap for how to mobilize against AIDS for the long haul. In doing so, it also taught an important lesson that we have not yet learned: responding to a dire public health threat is important wherever it occurs — a pandemic threatens us all.”  
2022 Lionel Gelber Prize Shortlist | To End a Plague: America's Fight to Defeat AIDS in Africa