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Edinburgh exhibition tells 175-year healthcare story

A free public exhibition – Health & Hope – marks the 175th Anniversary Edinburgh’s oldest international healthcare charity in August …

A free public exhibition – Health & Hope – marks the 175th Anniversary Edinburgh’s oldest international healthcare charity in August …

Timed to coincide with the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe, the exhibition from EMMS International is at Edinburgh Central Library from the 2-25th August 2016.

The charity  partners with local health workers in Malawi, Nepal and India, caring for people who lack access to basic healthcare and who are fighting to lift themselves out of poverty.

The exhibition brings to life the extraordinary history of a modest health mission based in the Cowgate in the 1840s caring for the needs of the sick and poor in Edinburgh, and yet with an ambitious vision to reach out to marginalised communities across the globe.

To provide snapshots of this rich and diverse history, the work of some early members of the Society is highlighted, including Dr David Livingstone, Dr Joseph Bell – the real-life inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes – and Robert Law of Malawi, to name but a few.

The exhibition traces the growth of the Society’s work right up to the modern day focus of EMMS International. Stunning images, captured by three international photographers, tell the story of EMMS International’s current work in Malawi, Nepal and India.

Exhibits are to be found in several spaces within the Central Library.

Find out more at https://www.emms.org/get-involved/join-an-event/175th-anniversary-exhibition/

 

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