Exhibit Art for Research illustrates how health research generates wealth in the countries contributing to economic and social development, and to equity in health. contributes to social development and equity in health. This project includes two complementary shows:
- Shaping the World, a collection of characters and their stories illustrated with portraits by renowned British artist Theo Chalmers
- Research on the move, a collection of photographs of the Australian Jane Dempster who traveled through Latin America documenting transforming histories of health research.
First Exhibition in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain
Presented by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and organized with support of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Network and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo) AECID.
The exhibition was presented at the same time in the Palacio de Congresos in Madrid, during the 19th Cochrane Colloquium/VI International Conference on Patient Safety, from 19 to 22 October and in the vestibule of the Hospital of the Holy Creu i Sant Pau of Barcelona, headquarters of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Network and of the LXIV Meeting of the PAHO Advisory Committee for Health Research (ACHR) from 12 October hereinafter.
In the picture Gloria Lafuente Alvarez, admires the exhibit while visiting a relative at the Hospital de la Santa Creux i Sant Pau. Recognizing that good health care “rests in two main pillars: good research and teaching of quality that starts in the university in the different areas like biochemistry, biology and research.” Moreover she commented: “The exhibit has impressive photos and ideal amount of text—not too much reading because one gets lost”.