CGHH Tropical Diseases Exhibition Opens Soon in Lisbon

Posted on 30 June 2014

Exhibition will focus on tropical diseases,their history, impact and efforts to control them

In conjunction with the launch of CGHH's Tropical Diseases: Lessons from History publication, and to mark 40 years of TDR/WHO, CGHH has produced a bilingual exhibition featuring exquisite images from the book. 

Tropical diseases have burdened populations for millennia, but it is only comparatively recently that these diseases have been scientifically defined, and efforts to control, combat and eradicate them have been developed. This exhibition focuses on the history of their impact and the efforts to control them from the nineteenth century up until the present day, presenting a diverse selection of powerful images from the World Health Organization, Wellcome Images, Public Health Image Library, and University of York.

The first showing of the exhibition will be at the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT) in Lisbon, Portugal, available to view between 14th July and 30th September. CGHH would like to thank IHMT for all their hard work, and to C2D2 and the Wellcome Trust UK for their unstinting support. 

This exhibition is supported by the Wellcome Trust, UK. Find out more about the project at

Image Credit: Wellcome Library, London