Rx for Child Survival Photo Exhibit Opening at South Station

CAMBRIDGE, MA (FEBRUARY 27, 2006)—The traveling Rx for Child Survival Photo Exhibit opens in Boston's South Station today and will remain until March 13. A reception featuring video clips from the ; font-weight: bold;" title="Rx for Survival PBS television series" onclick="window.open('http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/rxforsurvival/','rxforsurvival','toolbar,width=570,height=400,resizable,scrollbars,location'); return false;" href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/rxforsurvival/">Rx for Survival PBS television series and guest speakers will be held on March 8 at 12:30. Representatives from co-collaborators John Snow, Inc. (JSI), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), WGBH, and World Education will be available at the exhibit throughout the day.

In conjunction with the Rx for Survival series, MSH, JSI, and World Education collaborated to create this traveling photo exhibit in order to raise awareness about the 10 million children¹ around the world who die each year from preventable causes. Most of these children are under five years old and live in poor countries.

Many of the photographs featured in the exhibit were taken by Carmen Urdaneta or Amy Lynn Niebling. These women and another MSH staff member, Cristin Gadue, were killed in a plane crash in Afghanistan on February 3, 2005, while on assignment for MSH.

Highlights from the acclaimed Rx for Survival series will air on April 12 at 9pm on WGBH. The two-hour special, Rx for Survival—The Heroes, focuses on the individual heroes whose tireless perseverance saves millions of lives across the globe.

MSH is a private, nonprofit educational and scientific organization working to close the gap between what is known about public health problems and what is done to solve them.

¹http://www.unicef.org/why/why_preventable_causes.html