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NIH's National Library of Medicine Opens New Global Health Exhibit

March - April, 2008  |  Volume 7, Issue 2

Dr. Roger Glass speaking at the opening of NLM's global health exhibit
Fogarty's Dr. Roger Glass speaking at the opening of NLM's
global health exhibit.

The NIH's National Library of Medicine has opened its new global health exhibit titled, "Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health." The interactive display depicts a variety of public health problems including HIV/AIDS and disaster relief issues. It showcases the barefoot doctors program, which trained over one million young people to treat the common ailments of residents of rural China in the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition also profiles a successful campaign for oral rehydration in Bangladesh that saved countless lives. In another example of nation-to-nation collaboration, "Against the Odds" shows how the Pholela Health Center in South Africa inspired the community health center movement in the U.S.

Fogarty International Center supported the exhibit and its director, Dr. Roger I. Glass, was on hand to help celebrate its opening.

"Against the Odds" focuses on how individuals and communities, in collaboration with scientists, advocates, governments and international organizations, have made and are making a difference in the health of people around the globe.

The exhibit will be open to the public on the NIH campus for two years. The online component offers further information: http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/againsttheodds/exhibit/index.cfm

News release: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/apr2008/nlm-14.htm

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