The Center for Infectious Disease Research teamed up with the artists of Motive to produce a series of retro-style propaganda posters promoting the fight against infectious diseases. This is a battle worth throwing all our weight into, because pathogens have no mercy and no humanity.
“Old news” diseases are often relegated to the back page. The tidal wave of attention we’ve seen for Zika and Ebola is precisely what we need for other global diseases that quietly continue to have an astronomical, sustained human impact, such as HIV, TB, and malaria. Infectious diseases claim the lives of 14 million people each year. To put that in perspective, this is somewhere near the population of the four biggest cities in the US. Combined.