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Haiti cholera map

Mapping the spread of cholera to aid the MSF response in Haiti

Our free exhibition, Cartographies of Life & Death, opened last week to mark the bicentenary of John Snow – an iconic figure in public health, the forefather of epidemiology, and the man who first proved cholera was water-borne by tracking an outbreak to a water pump in Soho. The exhibition features historical treasures, newly commissioned artworks and disease maps showing how scientists track deadly outbreaks around the world. One of items on display is a series of maps by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), produced following the 2010 Haiti earthquake in the hope of tracking how a cholera outbreak was spreading. Lindsey Bryson, Ludovic Dupuis and Ruby Siddiqui from MSF discuss their work... Read more