University of Arizona Health Sciences Library Hosts “Against All Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health” NLM Traveling Exhibit!
Posted by Alan Carr on July 23rd, 2019
Posted in: Advocacy, Consumer Health, NLM Products, Outreach, Public Health
NLM traveling exhibitions
by Annabelle Nuñez, M.A.
Associate Director, University of Arizona Health Sciences Library
University of Arizona
NLM’s traveling exhibition, Against All Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health on display at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library
The National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Against All Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health
, is on display at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library in Tucson July 1 – August 10, 2019. The six-banner traveling exhibition features the work communities did to improve health at home and in other destinations around the world. The banners are photographic narratives representing the collaborations between families, scientists, health advocates, governments, and international organizations working to prevent disease and improve medical care. They show the collaborations that were formed to examine the relationship between inequity and illness, and they outline the work that enabled communities to actively participate in planning for a healthy future.
The exhibition showcases health education programs such as Oral Rehydration Therapy, which teaches mothers how to treat childhood diarrhea. Also shown is the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra or Landless Workers’ Movement in Brazil, a program that empowers poor citizens to begin subsistence farming on land left idle by agricultural corporations. The exhibition also looks at historic public health campaigns that have changed today’s attitudes. For example, the role of the AIDS activist significantly raised awareness about health inequities associated with HIV and AIDS. This motivated public health stakeholders to identify problems that put some individuals at higher risk for the disease, and to work towards solutions for lifesaving policies and practices.
This exhibition is produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. You can visit the online exhibit to locate additional digital content.
ABOUT Alan Carr
Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.
View all posts by Alan Carr