Raphaël Nahar Rivière, MD2019
I wanted to submit a painting I did a few years back which won 2nd place at a global art competition about intercultural learning and global partnerships. It's called 'World Friendship Bridge'. When I created it, it was meant to emphasize the need on international cooperation and collaboration to achieve peace. And that one day, with the development of technology, we would have some sort of physical infrastructure in place that would connect all places and peoples. That idea was brought out by the bridge in the picture that took the shape of a peace symbol. The same philosophy is applicable to health and is the basis I believe, of much of global health: to reduce inequities and foster international partnerships around the world and create a healthier, more peaceful world.