Malaria Consortium and Adam Nadel’s Malaria: Blood, Sweat and Tears photographic exhibition opened at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris, France on 21 May 2012.
Malaria: Blood, Sweat and Tears, an exhibition by award-winning photographer Adam Nadel, has been opened to the public at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris, France. The exhibition, conceived by the photographer and Malaria Consortium, was designed to raise awareness of the impact and history of malaria and the science that underpins global efforts to tackle the disease. The Mairie de Paris, with the support of Roll Back Malaria and Sanofi Access to Medicines, will host the exhibition for two weeks.
The launch event, attended by the photographer and the Deputy Mayor of Paris and Head of International Affairs and European Relations, Pierre Schapira, brought together key partners involved in the control of malaria and other communicable diseases, including representatives from European and African non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international organisations.
The exhibition highlights the work of local actors and communities in combatting the disease. “It’s through the action of local authorities that international aid is effectively transferred into real impact”, said Dr Thomas Teuscher, Executive Director ad interim of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.
Sunil Mehra, Executive Director of Malaria Consortium said, “With France being the largest European donor to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, it is fitting that this exhibition is being held in Paris. The French Government’s 5% initiative commits a further EU18 million a year to fight the three diseases and demonstrates a leadership on global health issues that we hope the incoming leadership to continue.”
The exhibition, shown in Africa for the first time last month, was previously hosted at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and at the World Health Organisation in Geneva.
The exhibition was opened to the public at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris on the 21 May 2012 where it will be hosted until 2 June 2012. It is open free-of-charge for public viewing Monday to Sunday 10h-19h.
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