The ribbon cutting at the opening of the exhibition, from left to right, Michael Tees, Jeanne White-Ginder, Gyawu Mahama, Dr. Glass, Dr. Lindberg, Dr. Cargill, Niko and Theo Milonopoulos, Dr. Geiger and Tanyaporn WansomThis is a five part series of speakers who addressed an audience of high school students from Maryland, Virginia and DC at the opening program for the interactive exhibition, Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health. The event was held on Wednesday April 16, 2008, at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

Against the Odds presents stories as varied as the public health problems posed by Hurricane Katrina to a successful campaign for oral rehydration in Bangladesh, from "barefoot doctors" in China, to the model health center in South Africa, which inspired the community health center movement in the U.S. "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.

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