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Making a World of Difference

Stories about Global Health

The Science and Engineering Library hosted the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit in September, Making a World of Difference: Stories About Global Health, consisting of six graphic banners, guest curated by public historian and educator Ashley Bowen, PhD (editor of Perspectives on History), produced by the National Library of Medicine.

The exhibition and companion website tell stories of people who work on a wide range of issues—from community health to conflict, disease to discrimination—to improve health in their areas and beyond. Around the world, communities, in collaboration with scientists, activists, governments, and international organizations, are taking up the challenge to prevent disease and improve quality of life.

I was thrilled to host this traveling exhibit and the great opportunity it offered to also highlight some of the UMass Amherst community members doing global health work.”
—Ellen Lutz, Health Sciences Librarian