The Global Hand Medal Project
The Hand Medal Project was created by artists Iris Eichenberg and Jimena Rios.

The project encompasses more than 3100 artists, jewelers, students and professionals worldwide, who have crafted medals to honor and express gratitude to frontline healthcare workers that have put their lives on the line during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Infused with the gratitude of the ex-voto and the tribute of a medal, these hands have been hand made, collected and distributed since April 2020.

For more information on the Hand Medal Project and to identify individual makers by code, visit

To see the amazing variety of hand medals and images from hospitals and care centers around the world, go to The Hand Medal Project's Instagram page, @handmedalproject.

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