Exhibit Addresses Initiatives Aimed at Global Health and Health Inequity
Walking into the D. Samuel Gottesman Library, it’s hard to miss the colorful photographic exhibit, Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health, which will be on display through July 10. On loan from the National Library of Medicine, the exhibit features historical and contemporary photographs that highlight the role communities play in improving health locally and globally.
One striking image captures a scene from El Salvador in the 1980s, showing a woman with a machine gun slung around her neck as she injects a child with polio vaccine. The six-panel exhibit depicts the inspiring collaborations between people of varied backgrounds who are dedicated to preventing disease and to improving medical care around the world.
“It’s a wonderful exhibit. It tells the stories of people who are committed to the challenge of addressing global health … and these stories are presented in a meaningful and colorful way,” said Aurelia Minuti, head of reference and educational services at the library.
The exhibit also tackles the issue of health inequity, encouraging those who view the panels to join in the global campaign for health and human rights.
“It raises awareness of the hard work that people do around the world to help improve the lives of others,” noted Ms. Minuti. “And we hope it will shed light on the efforts of our own students and faculty at Einstein who undertake projects and programs through our Global Health Center.”
To highlight that connection, the library and the Global Health Center are co-hosting a reception on Thursday, June 25, from 4 to 5 p.m. In addition to offering an opportunity to view Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health, attendees will gain insights into the breadth of Einstein’s global health involvement and resources for global health research available at the library.
For more information about the exhibit or the reception, contact the library staff by calling 718-430-3104 or e-mailing email@example.com.
The “Against All Odds” exhibit, on display in the D. Samuel Gottesman Library
A student enjoys the exhibit
Library staff members Nancy Glassman and Aurelia Minuti after setting up the exhibit
Posted on: Friday, June 19, 2015