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NLM Explores Stories About Global Health

A close look at threats and how they are being mitigated

Baltimore, MD (February 9, 2021)–Astriata today announced the launch of a new online exhibit for longtime client National Library of Medicine (NLM), which is part of the National Institutes of Health. “Making a World of Difference: Stories About Global Health” highlights stories about the scientists, activists, governments, and international organizations working on issues that affect public health. These issues can include community health, conflict, disease, discrimination, and more. Videos offer an engaging, informative look at two topics at the forefront of global health today.

Through photos and accompanying text, the exhibit brings to life stories about individuals, places, and efforts that have shaped the direction of global health from the early 1940s to the present day. The website also offers educators a K-12 lesson plan, with which they can help students examine the health impacts of disasters and consider the critical role health information plays in disaster readiness. This exhibit also expands access to health information digitally by including a gallery that can be accessed free of charge.

Premiering in the exhibit are two short, animated videos. “The Power of Memory: Fighting Disease with Vaccines and Immunization” offers a clear, scientific explanation for how immunizations work in the body, how we know they’re safe, and why “community immunity” can change the course of a communicable disease. “Bitten! Mosquito-Borne Disease & You” illustrates how mosquitoes transmit diseases, what diseases they carry, and how you can protect yourself from these threats.

The website design and development focused on the user experience. “Our goal,” explained Aline Lin, CEO and Creative Director of Astriata, “was to create an environment that encouraged non-linear exploration of the library’s rich collection related to this important topic. The exhibition collection and digital gallery are examples of how we displayed information in a clear, structured manner that encourages exploration of assets. The engaging videos use animation and scientific facts to educate all ages about both immunization and mosquito-borne diseases.”


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