Disease has plagued humans since the beginning of time. Even today, new diseases continue to emerge. Philanthropies are playing a major role in conquering disease. Whether it s researching a cure, developing a vaccine, or teaching people basic hygiene, philanthropies and the people who work for them are helping to free the world of disease. Conquering Disease introduces the reader to the philanthropic organizations that are making this happen. Read how Susan G. Komen for the Cure got started and what Doctors Without Borders is currently doing to eradicate neglected diseases. The stories of many other philanthropies are included in this book, which also suggests ways young people can join the fight to conquer disease.