Halifax, Nova Scotia: Award-winning Canadian journalists and AstraZeneca exhibit photo essay to celebrate the courage, compassion and ingenuity of health practitioners who have dedicated themselves to working with Canada's most vulnerable populations.
Canada prides itself on its universal healthcare system, however the stark reality is that millions of Canadians have limited or no access to healthcare. They are the poor and homeless, street youth, victims of domestic violence, Aboriginals, and those living with mental illness and battling addictions. Some live in remote northern areas, others in small towns and in our busiest urban streets.
This exhibition is part of AstraZeneca Canada’s corporate citizenship initiative called Frontline Health, which supports dedicated health professionals who work with Canada’s most vulnerable populations. It’s a program intended to highlight a significant healthcare issue and address a great unmet need across Canada.
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) November 22, 2010 - Beyond Barriers: Photographs from the frontlines of health will be ON DISPLAY at Dalhousie University from November 15th until December 3rd on the Carleton Campus outside the Tupper Medical Building. Composed of photo essays and stories from award-winning Canadian journalists, the exhibit celebrates the courage, compassion and ingenuity of health practitioners who have dedicated themselves to working with our most vulnerable populations.
Presented with the endorsement of the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Professions, this exhibit aims to increase the awareness of the work being done across our country to increase access to healthcare for underserved populations, and to inspire and motivate the next generation of practitioners to consider a career on the frontlines.