Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease on View at American Museum of Natural History Beginning January 13

© The Carter Center/L. Gubb

© The Carter Center/L. Gubb


The challenges of eradicating devastating diseases are enormous, but successful strategies can bring about enormous social and economic benefits. Opening at the American Museum of Natural History on January 13, Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease explores the factors that determine if a disease is eradicable—meaning that it can be wiped out completely—as well as the scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions. Developed in collaboration with The Carter Center, the exhibition uses stunning photography, videography, and artifacts to highlight several global efforts to fight infections.