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Books and Titles | Fever in the Jungle by Sebastian Kevany

Front cover of Fever in the Jungle by Sebastian Kevany, featuring origiinal artwork by Elizabeth Cope

Fever in the Jungle by Sebastian Kevany

– marking and observing International Day of Epidemic Preparedness –

Today is International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, a day of observation that is officially recognised by the United Nations, subsequent to a decision of the General Assembly in December 2020. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the importance of having effective measures at local, national, regional and global level to prevent and respond to epidemics.

But what is life really like amidst the global battle against epidemics and infectious diseases?

Sebastian Kevany, author of Fever in the Jungle: Inside the World of an Epidemic Troubleshooter, has been to some of the remotest corners of the world – off the beaten tracks and to places where there are no tracks at all! He is able to draw on his experiences of over one hundred treatment, prevention and outbreak missions, describing them all in vivid detail. Amidst the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, Ebola, he takes us out of hotel room bubbles, from rattling convoys and ramshackle malaria clinics in South Sudan, to air-conditioned meetings with government officials in Sierra Leone.

Sebastian captures the fine line between success and failure in tackling some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. This is a book that will inspire involvement in the work of epidemic control in inhospitable places.

– Mark Pollock, author of Making It Happen

Sebastian Kevany has worked in the Middle East, the South Pacific, Eastern Europe and Asia, focusing on epidemic and infectious disease control and response, monitoring and evaluation, health security, international relations, human rights, conflict resolution, diplomacy and international relations. He also has a passion for surfing: a subject that he has written about in Between the Moon and the Fire: Life in Surfing Moments published in 2020.

Fever in the Jungle by Sebastian Kevany is published under the imprint of The Manuscript Publisher and available to buy online, in print and e-book editions, alongside his other published work, Between the Moon and the Fire: Life in Surfing Moments. Proceeds from sales will benefit the charities that include Alone and The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

In addition, three new titles by Sebastian Kevany will appear in 2024:

  • The Surfer’s Hip: A Waterman’s Guide to Femero-Acetabular Impingement
  • In the Jungle of the Soul: A Spiritual Voyage through the Pandemic and Around the World
  • Sunset at Three’s: An Irish Surfer in Hawaii

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On This Day: Melodies at Eventide by Rex Lee is published in 2016

Front cover of Melodies at Eventide by Rex Lee

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Melodies at Eventide by Rex Lee

– a story of overcoming disability and independent living –

Melodies at Eventide by Rex Lee was published on this day in 2016. The book was formally unveiled at a well-attended book launch held at Kells Library, in the author’s home town of Kells, Co. Meath. Family and friends of the author, from all walks of his varied and interesting life, came out to show support.

Rex Lee’s story is one of somebody who overcame disability, never allowing it to limit his outlook or narrow his horizons. Motivated and guided by a philosophy of mental and physical compensation, he seized every opportunity that was offered to lead an active, fulfilling and independent life.

His story is contained within Ireland’s story, as a country striving to assert itself on the world stage, overcoming barriers and obstacles that history had put in the way. His account spans much of period since the Second World War – or The Emergency, as it is sometimes referred to in Ireland. Through his own involvement and activism, he both witnessed and played a part in the making and shaping of the Irish society that has been handed down to us today.

Melodies at Eventide by Rex Lee is published under the imprint of The Manuscript Publisher and available to buy online, in print and e-book editions.