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COVID-19 Pandemic Field Hospitals in ...
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
02 Dec 2020

The opening and the last day of São Paulo's Field Hospitals, built for light and moderate cases of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The facilities have been set up inside the Pacaembu Football Stadium and Ibirapuera Gymnasium to prevent the healthcare collapse during the pandemic.

The facilities have been shut down in 29th June and 26th September with a drop off in demand of beds for the treatment of the disease.

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Ibirapuera last Patient
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
26 Sep 2020

Iray Fernandes, 70, gets discharged from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium Field Hospital with a tribute on the last day of the facility on September 26th of 2020. Nurses and doctors celebrated with balloons the closure of the field hospital with the drop off in demand of new beds against the disease.

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Pacaembu's last patients
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
29 Jun 2020

Nilza Dantas Batista, 61, one of the last patients of the Pacaembu Field Hospital gets discharged from the facility on June 29th of 2020.

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Pacaembu's last patients
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
29 Jun 2020

Nélio de Moura Moyses, 55, gets discharged from the Pacaembu Field Hospital, and became the last patient of the facility, on June 29th of 2020.

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Empty beds of Pacaembu Field Hospital
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
29 Jun 2020

Empty beds of the Pacaembu facility during the pandemic of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on June 29th of 2020.

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Medical team leaving the Pacaembu fac...
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
29 Jun 2020

Doctors, Nurses and workers from the Pacaembu Field Hospital leaving the facility on it's last day operating, June 29th of 2020.

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The nurse
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
29 Jun 2020

A nurse is seem wearing a face mask that shows super heroes praising a medical team on the last day of the Pacaembu facility on June 29th of 2020.

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Employees last day on the Pacaembu Fi...
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
29 Jun 2020

Hundreds of Pacaembu Field Hospital employees after the closure of the facility, on June 29th of 2020. The scene marks the last day of operation of the facility.

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Beds on Pacaembu Field Hospital
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
29 Jun 2020

Empty beds of the Pacaembu facility during the pandemic of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on June 29th of 2020.

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Tribute to the last patients
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
29 Jun 2020

Nurses and doctors make a tribute to the last patients that got discharged of the Pacaembu field hospital on its last day operating, on June 29th of 2020.

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Standby
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
28 Jun 2020

A monitor displaying a 'Standby' sign on April 29th of 2020, at the Ibirapuera Field Hospital.

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Empty ICU bed on Ibirapuera Gymnasium
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
29 Apr 2020

A empty bed of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Ibirapuera Facility. While addressed to light to moderate cases, the facility had beds for more delicate cases of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) treatment, on April 29th of 2020.

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The nurse
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
29 Apr 2020

A nurse wearing a face shield and a mask demonstrates how to operate a respirator on April 29th of 2020 at the Ibirapuera Facility.

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Ibirapuera Gymnasium Field Hospital
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
29 Apr 2020

Ibirapuera Field Hospital facility seem from the Gymnasium grandstand on April 29th of 2020. The field hospital was the last built in the city of São Paulo for light and moderate cases of the disease.

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Pacaembu Field Hospital empty beds
são paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
27 Mar 2020

Empty beds inside of Pacaembu Field Hospital on March 27th 2020. The facility was the first Field Hospital built in the city of São Paulo during the Pandemic of the COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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Pacaembu Field Hospital
São Paulo
By Ettore Chiereguini
27 Mar 2020

The facility of Pacaembu Field Hospital seem from the Stadium grandstand on March 27th of 2020. The field hospital was the first built on the city of São Paulo for light and moderate cases of the disease.

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Maternal Healthcare
Hakha
By Andre Malerba
22 Sep 2015

A midwife checks the health of a pregnant woman in a rural village in Chin State, Myanmar.

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Iraqi Refugees Desperate for Healthcare
Diyala
By mushtaq mohammed
09 Dec 2014

November 9, 2014
Khanaqin, Diyala, Iraq

Refugees in the UNHCR camp, near the town of Khanaqin, are living in life threatening conditions. They were promised free check ups and treatment by the local government and NGOs but have so far received none. Forced to flee their homes in Mosul and other parts of the Nineveh province, after ISIS took over vast areas of northern Iraq, many of the refugees require urgent medical attention or suffer from incurable diseases. In desperation, some are using what little money they have for appointments with independent doctors who charge 1500 Iraqi Dinars ($1.30) just for a check up.

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Um Majed, refugee, (Woman, Arabic):
(02:06-02:28) "I am a refugee from al-Saadeya, al-Asreya village. We fled five months ago. We were not offered any doctors or medication. I am sick and I have a slipped disc in my spinal chord. I cannot afford to go to a doctor. My husband had a stroke two years ago, we have to buy his medications for 4000-5000 Dinar ($3-4) a box and we cannot afford it. Nobody has came to check on us."

Mustafa, refugee, (Man, Arabic):
(03:06-03:33) "I am a sick man, I suffer from five illnesses. I have had a heart attack and a stroke, I have diabetes, hight blood pressure and asthma. I suffer from so many diseases and we are here in the camp. We have no medication. My five year-old son has diabetes, it started six months ago, ever since the problems started."

Abdulqader, refugee, (Man, Arabic):
(03:59-04:22) "If a doctor comes here, he charges 1500 Dinar ($1.30), We ask him to minimize the charge, he says that he has official receipts form the health directory of Diala. For chronic diseases he charges 1500 Dinar. How can people afford that? The doctor writes the prescription, and without providing any medications, he charges 1500 Dinar. None of the refugees have an income to afford that."

Abu Mohamed, refugee, (Man, Arabic): (04:44-04:56) "I have been running to help my daughter who is sick. I took her to the health care unit, and they have no medication. I spent over 40,000 Dinar ($35) on my sick daughters, all of them are sick."

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School for refugee children in Qaa
Qaa (Lebanon-Syrian border) Bekaa Valley
By Ferran Quevedo
11 Jul 2014

The school for refugee children in Qaa (Lebanese-Syrian border) was the first school to receive Syrian children at the beginning of the conflict. Due to the dedication of Father Elyen Nasrallah, priest of the Greek Catholic Parish Church of Qaa and the support of international organizations such as L'Oeuvre d'Orient and L'IECD (Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement), more than 250 children aged from 3 to 12 years living in tents on "no-man’s land" between the Syrian and Lebanese frontier posts, known as Mashari El Qaa, can receive primary education and participate in several activities such as the Christmas party, mother's day, etc.. They arrived fleeing the battles from northern Syria, and many have lost some of their relatives.

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Clan Life in Yemen
Yemen
By Jacob Zocherman
30 Mar 2014

Surrounded by al-Houthi militias in the north and neglected by the government in the south most people have to look after themselves. Clan affiliation and tradition is strong outside the cities in today’s Yemen. Here lies the community of a connectedness to their own group. When most of law and order have disappeared people rely on the village and the family who create its own laws and rules of life.

Nassir, a farmer west of the city of Aden, doesn’t want to talk about the kidnappings, blackmail and possession of weapons that has become synonymous with the country’s clan-controlled countryside. Instead, he talks about the family’s struggle to survive in the rugged terrain. Before wheat was grown in the fields, but now it’s too dry to even grow fodder for goats.
"It is no longer profitable to feed them. All the money we earn from selling their meat and milk is spent buying pasture."

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Loss of Livelihood | Tuberculosis in ...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Aman Singh
12 Jul 2013

A young tuktuk driver suffering from tuberculosis in the slums of Phnom Penh. Tuberculosis render patients weak with severe weight-loss (unable to perform physical work) and stigma at work place (infectious disease, loss of job). Tuberculosis is a slow killer and health condition affect the self-employed people as well.

Cambodia is one of the 22 countries most affected by tuberculosis in the world. The country ranks second in the prevalence rate of tuberculosis, after South Africa. To get cured, the patients have to go through a stringent six-months daily-dose therapy of multiple medications. Often, these medications cause severe side-effects and co-infections with other diseases like HIV/AIDS, Cancer, etc make the lives of patients impossible due to drug interactions. This leads to lack of compliance which may result in multi-drug resistant TB, a lethal form of the disease and almost a death warrant. Once infected, the cure from this disease under the public sector of such a country is not a small hope to live by. Therefore, there is a stark dejection in the lives of people suffering from tuberculosis.

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Loss of Livelihood | Tuberculosis in ...
Takeo, Cambodia
By Aman Singh
12 Jul 2013

An old patient waiting for the community health worker to arrive with the daily dose. Tuberculosis render patients weak with severe weight-loss (unable to perform physical work) and stigma at work place (infectious disease, loss of job).

Cambodia is one of the 22 countries most affected by tuberculosis in the world. The country ranks second in the prevalence rate of tuberculosis, after South Africa. To get cured, the patients have to go through a stringent six-months daily-dose therapy of multiple medications. Often, these medications cause severe side-effects and co-infections with other diseases like HIV/AIDS, Cancer, etc make the lives of patients impossible due to drug interactions. This leads to lack of compliance which may result in multi-drug resistant TB, a lethal form of the disease and almost a death warrant. Once infected, the cure from this disease under the public sector of such a country is not a small hope to live by. Therefore, there is a stark dejection in the lives of people suffering from tuberculosis.

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The Daily Dose | Tuberculosis in Camb...
Takeo, Cambodia
By Aman Singh
12 Jul 2013

A female peasant in a village consuming her daily dose of TB medication.

Cambodia is one of the 22 countries most affected by tuberculosis in the world. The country ranks second in the prevalence rate of tuberculosis, after South Africa. To get cured, the patients have to go through a stringent six-months daily-dose therapy of multiple medications. Often, these medications cause severe side-effects and co-infections with other diseases like HIV/AIDS, Cancer, etc make the lives of patients impossible due to drug interactions. This leads to lack of compliance which may result in multi-drug resistant TB, a lethal form of the disease and almost a death warrant. Once infected, the cure from this disease under the public sector of such a country is not a small hope to live by. Therefore, there is a stark dejection in the lives of people suffering from tuberculosis.

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The Daily Dose | Tuberculosis in Camb...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Aman Singh
12 Jul 2013

Hands of a patient receiving medications for the day from an NGO community health worker.

Cambodia is one of the 22 countries most affected by tuberculosis in the world. The country ranks second in the prevalence rate of tuberculosis, after South Africa. To get cured, the patients have to go through a stringent six-months daily-dose therapy of multiple medications. Often, these medications cause severe side-effects and co-infections with other diseases like HIV/AIDS, Cancer, etc make the lives of patients impossible due to drug interactions. This leads to lack of compliance which may result in multi-drug resistant TB, a lethal form of the disease and almost a death warrant. Once infected, the cure from this disease under the public sector of such a country is not a small hope to live by. Therefore, there is a stark dejection in the lives of people suffering from tuberculosis.

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Older population more vulnerable | Tu...
Takeo, Cambodia
By Aman Singh
12 Jul 2013

An old female patient with TB medicines in hand. Though the disease prevalence varies by country, TB tends to infect older people more as compared to other age groups. This is enhanced in poor population due to malnutrition and weak immune systems.

Cambodia is one of the 22 countries most affected by tuberculosis in the world. The country ranks second in the prevalence rate of tuberculosis, after South Africa. To get cured, the patients have to go through a stringent six-months daily-dose therapy of multiple medications. Often, these medications cause severe side-effects and co-infections with other diseases like HIV/AIDS, Cancer, etc make the lives of patients impossible due to drug interactions. This leads to lack of compliance which may result in multi-drug resistant TB, a lethal form of the disease and almost a death warrant. Once infected, the cure from this disease under the public sector of such a country is not a small hope to live by. Therefore, there is a stark dejection in the lives of people suffering from tuberculosis.

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Public Health Sector in Cambodia | Tu...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Aman Singh
12 Jul 2013

A patient shown to be undergoing the chest x-ray for the diagnosis of pulmonary negative tuberculosis at CENAT. These tests are supposed to be free under the public sector, but the patients end up paying for quick access and test results.

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Isolation | Tuberculosis in Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Aman Singh
12 Jul 2013

The TB patients admitted in the government hospitals are kept in separate wards away from the administration and other areas.

Cambodia is one of the 22 countries most affected by tuberculosis in the world. The country ranks second in the prevalence rate of tuberculosis, after South Africa. To get cured, the patients have to go through a stringent six-months daily-dose therapy of multiple medications. Often, these medications cause severe side-effects and co-infections with other diseases like HIV/AIDS, Cancer, etc make the lives of patients impossible due to drug interactions. This leads to lack of compliance which may result in multi-drug resistant TB, a lethal form of the disease and almost a death warrant. Once infected, the cure from this disease under the public sector of such a country is not a small hope to live by. Therefore, there is a stark dejection in the lives of people suffering from tuberculosis.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

In the lagoon, between "Petite-Terre" and "Grande-Terre".

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Ismane, 17, Adballah's friend, grew up without his parents in the Kawéni slum. In an attempt to trick his solitude, he picked up a dozen stray dogs.

Ismane, 17 ans, ami d'Abdallah, a grandi sans ses parents dans le bidonville de Kawéni. Pour tromper sa solitude, il a recueilli une dizaine de chiens errants. ©Adrien MATTON

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Saindou, 16, French of Comorian origin, is a friend of Djof’s and lives as well in a Banga, a makeshift shelter made of sheets.

Saïndou, 16 ans, français d’origine comorienne et ami de Djof vit lui aussi dans un "banga", un abri de fortune fabriqué avec de la tôle. ©Adrien MATTON

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Abdallah is playing football on a construction site, away from the slum.

Abdallah joue au foot sur un terrain en construction, loin du bidonville.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Abdallah regularly goes to a friend’s place to sleep in a "Banga", a makeshift shelter.

Abdallah se rend régulièrement chez un ami pour dormir dans un "Banga", un abri de fortune, qu’ils partagent souvent à plusieurs.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

When they have the means, Abdallah and his friends get drunk on cheap wine.

Quand ils en ont les moyens, Abdallah et ses copains se saoulent de mauvais vin.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

After a fire in the Kawéni slum.

Après un incendie dans le bidonville de Kawéni.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Kayoum, 16, French of Comorian origin, lives in the Kawéni slum. He’s Djof’s best friend.

Kayoum, 16 ans, Français d'origine Comorienne, vie dans le bidonville de Kawéni. Il est le meilleur ami de Djof.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Abdallah has to leave his shantytown in order to find water for a shower.

Pour se laver, Abdallah doit quitter le bidonville afin de bénéficier d'eau pour se laver.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Djof, 17 (center). He arrived to Mayotte at the age of 10 after leaving the Comoros Islands, his native country, after an accident. He lives ever since in the Kawéni slum, without his parents.

Djof (au centre) a 17 ans. Il est arrivé à Mayotte à l'âge de 10 ans après avoir quitté les Comores, son pays d'origine, suite à un accident. Il vit depuis sans ses parents dans le bidonville de Kawéni.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Abdallah, 17 (center). He was born in Mayotte to a Comorian mother who’s an illegal immigrant. She was sent back when Abdallah was barely 10 years old. He lives alone ever since in the Kawéni slum.

Abdallah (au centre) a 17 ans. Il est né à Mayotte d'une mère Comorienne en situation irrégulière. Elle a été expulsée alors qu'il avait à peine 10 ans. Il vit depuis, seul, dans le bidonville de Kawéni.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Upon his arrival to Mayotte, Djof found shelter at a cousin’s place. He still goes back for consultation and to acquire his administrative documents.

A son arrivée à Mayotte, Djof a été hébergé chez une cousine. Il s’y rend encore pour consulter ou récupérer ses documents administratifs.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

In the Kawéni slum, Djof and his friends are preparing the traditional "voulé", Mahorese (Mahorais) barbecue.

Djof et ses amis préparent le traditionnel "voulé", barbecue mahorais, dans le bidonville de Kawéni.