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Ghana First to Host Malaria Exhibition in Africa

18 April 2012

Malaria Consortium and Adam Nadel’s Malaria: Blood, Sweat and Tears photographic exhibition is being launched at the National Museum of Ghana in Accra on 20 April 2012. 

Award-winning photographer Adam Nadel’s exhibition highlights the complex relationship between malaria and poverty, and the need for international support to combat the disease. It was developed to show the impact and history of the disease, and the science that underpins a positive way forward. The Ghana exhibition, produced under the umbrella of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, in collaboration with Vestergaard Frandsen, was previously held at the UN in New York and is being shown in Africa for the first time.

Sunil Mehra, executive director of Malaria Consortium said: “One of the countries where Malaria Consortium started in Africa was in Ghana and this exhibition in many ways is a tribute to everything we have learned from Ghana – our way to give back to the country and people who have suffered so much from this terrible disease.”

"We have five years to reach the Millennium Development Goals – this includes achieving a reduction in malaria deaths of 75 percent, significantly improving maternal and child health, and increasing a child's chances of a decent education. We have evidence that it can be done. What we need now is the global commitment that it will be done," said the acting executive director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, Thomas Teuscher.

Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, chief executive officer of Vestergaard Frandsen said: “We should never forget the human toll this preventable disease takes on people, and Adam's images capture these stories in a very compelling exhibit. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with him, Malaria Consortium, and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership."

The exhibition, being launched to coincide with World Malaria Day, will be open to the public from April 21 for one month.

For more information, contact news@malariaconsortium.org.

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