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In 2022, an illustration of a Black fetus in-womb went viral. Created by Nigerian medical illustrator and medical student, Chidiebere Ibe, this single image sparked a groundswell around representation in medical imagery.
Chidiebere Ibe is a Nigerian medical illustrator and medical student at Copperbelt University School of Medicine, Zambia. He is the lead medical illustrator at the International Center of Genetic Disease at Harvard Medical School. He is a Pioneer Member of Community-Based Primary Health Care Community of Practice and is currently the Chief Medical Illustrator and
Creative Director at the Journal of Global Neurosurgery, Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies, YNF, and The Association of Future African Neurosurgeons (AFAN). He is also a Junior Member of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Global Neurosurgery Committee and Chief Medical Illustrator of Illustrate Change.
The Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), as the premier association of professionals who create visual media to communicate concepts in medicine, healthcare, and the life sciences, recognizes the impact our visual communications have upon the people and institutions who use them. We are proud to collaborate on Illustrate Change and launch the AMI Diversity Fellowship to support 10 medical artists in the creation of 100 new medical illustrations representing communities of color. The fellowship is now open for artists to apply.
The mission of the Deloitte Health Equity Institute (DHEI) is advancing health equity to make an impact that matters. To do it, we’re creating cross-sector collaborations and tools aimed at addressing disparities in the drivers of health, racism and bias, and structural flaws in the health system. Deloitte is proud to be the founding creative and strategic collaborator of Illustrate Change.
Johnson & Johnson has a bold ambition that together, we can create a world where the color of your skin is not a determinant of your access to care, quality of care, or health outcomes. As part of Johnson & Johnson’s Our Race to Health Equity commitment, we are proud to present Illustrate Change in an effort to address racial health equity in medical education by increasing the diversity represented in medical illustrations.