Every year, 15 million people die from infectious diseases, and another 36 million die from non-communicable diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Health systems around the world and at home face shortages of trained professionals, medical equipment and medicines.
The Global Health Experience Exhibit, on display now through Sunday at Seattle Center, introduces global health challenges and successes to the public through four personal stories from across the globe. The free exhibit focuses on malaria; maternal, newborn child health; diabetes; cancer and water and sanitation. Visitors will have opportunities to experience and respond to people affected by these challenges and learn about global health innovations created in the Northwest.
The exhibit culminates in the Pathways to Global Health Activity Tent filled with hands-on activities from more than thirty global health organizations in Washington. The exhibit promises child-friendly experiences, engaging educational projects, and opportunities to get involved. Activities will rotate throughout the summer so be make sure to visit the Global Health Experience more than once.
See a video tour of the exhibit and other health research here.