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Health in Uganda (15 of 49)
Luweero, Uganda
By Papillon
10 Feb 2013

Luweero, Uganda - March 10, 2013
Involvement in the promotion of better health is central in the development of Uganda as a better nation. This includes clean hospitals and health centers, schools, wells and effective community outreach programs in which people receive free medication, health services and mosquito nets. But even with the strong government efforts in reducing mortality rates, the situation is still serious and dangerous in some areas of Uganda. Children are at especially high risk of vector borne diseases including malaria, as well as water-borne diseases including bacterial diarrhea. Maternal mortality is high in Uganda, and pregnancy is still the leading cause of death for young women ages 15 through 19. The picture shows a man affected by HIV/AIDS, during the daily visit in Luweero general hospital, waiting for anti retroviral medicine.

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Health in Uganda (16 of 49)
Luweero, Uganda
By Papillon
10 Feb 2013

Luweero, Uganda - March 10, 2013
Involvement in the promotion of better health is central in the development of Uganda as a better nation. This includes clean hospitals and health centers, schools, wells and effective community outreach programs in which people receive free medication, health services and mosquito nets. But even with the strong government efforts in reducing mortality rates, the situation is still serious and dangerous in some areas of Uganda. Children are at especially high risk of vector borne diseases including malaria, as well as water-borne diseases including bacterial diarrhea. Maternal mortality is high in Uganda, and pregnancy is still the leading cause of death for young women ages 15 through 19. The picture shows a young mother, affected by HIV/AIDS, during the daily visit in Luweero general hospital, waiting for having anti-retroviral medicine.

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Health in Uganda (18 of 49)
Luweero, Uganda
By Papillon
10 Feb 2013

Luweero, Uganda - March 10, 2013
Involvement in the promotion of better health is central in the development of Uganda as a better nation. This includes clean hospitals and health centers, schools, wells and effective community outreach programs in which people receive free medication, health services and mosquito nets. But even with the strong government efforts in reducing mortality rates, the situation is still serious and dangerous in some areas of Uganda. Children are at especially high risk of vector borne diseases including malaria, as well as water-borne diseases including bacterial diarrhea. Maternal mortality is high in Uganda, and pregnancy is still the leading cause of death for young women ages 15 through 19. The picture shows two women affected by HIV/AIDS, during the daily visit in Luweero general hospital.

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Health in Uganda (19 ...
Luweero, Uganda
By Papillon
10 Feb 2013

Luweero, Uganda - March 10, 2013
Involvement in the promotion of better health is central in the development of Uganda as a better nation. This includes clean hospitals and health centers, schools, wells and effective community outreach programs in which people receive free medication, health services and mosquito nets. But even with the strong government efforts in reducing mortality rates, the situation is still serious and dangerous in some areas of Uganda. Children are at especially high risk of vector borne diseases including malaria, as well as water-borne diseases including bacterial diarrhea. Maternal mortality is high in Uganda, and pregnancy is still the leading cause of death for young women ages 15 through 19. The picture shows a young boy, Thomas,15 tears old affected by HIV/AIDS, during lying down the bed, in Luweero general hospital.

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Positive Is Negative - HIV/AIDS In Bl...
Wamena, Indonesia
By U.S. Editor
01 Feb 2013

The prevalence of HIV/AIDS among ethnic Papuans is almost twice as high as among the Indonesian newcomers . Contrary to the rest of Indonesia where the epidemic is mainly concentrated among high risk groups such as injection drug users and sex workers, in Papua, transmission is almost entirely through heterosexual relations (97,1%) and has very much spread to the low-risk population. Indonesian health officials often blame cultural sex practices such as 'wife swapping' for the rapid spread of HIV in Papua, but transmigration and large resource extraction projects have fed the sex industry, which has also been a major driver of the spread of the disease.

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Positive is negative: HIV/AIDS in the...
Wamena, Indonesia
By Carolincik
01 Feb 2013

S. (15) lies under her blanket on a hospital bed. She was diagnosed with AIDS a few weeks earlier and is still too week to start ARV therapy. She died six weeks after the photograph was taken.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (17 o...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Wounded and injured people arrive every day from the Syrian border to Kilis. They can have a first rescue at the Sağlık Bakanlığı Kilis Hospital in Turkey, right after the border. Some of them are rebels and fighters with the Free Syria Army. Some others are just civilians which were in the wrong place at the wrong moment. Their stories are weird. Who was sitting at the barber shop when the bomb blasted, who was buying fruit a the local bazar in Halep, who was just walking on the street with friends now dead, who was driving his car when the MIG arrived to bomb the street.
Others, the fighters of the FSA, were wounded during battles, such as the boy just arrived with an injure to his right arm. He was fighting in downtown Halep right on December 7th when a bomb hit very close his area. An electric pole felt down, hitting some of them. The electric wire burned his arm. He’s going to be taken to a more specialize hospital for injuries due to bursts.
In a building very close to the Kilis Hospital there is a Syrian hospital for the convalescence of other wounded civilians and rebels. They have found a place here for to stay until they will be able to walk on their own legs again. Others are waiting for their new artificial legs. They will need to learn how to walk with them before to leave the hospital.
A step away from Heaven. Some of them don’t know if they will survive the difficult surgery operations they have to undergo. Some others will go fighting again, as soon as their conditions will allow them to do so. Some of them will probably soon go to join the other stars on the sky of martyrdom for the freedom of Syria.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (16 o...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Ibrahim Asì, from Halep, 20 years old, fighter of the Free Syrian Army in the center of Halep. December 7th, a MIG has released a bomb right over the brigade. An electric wire hit him to his right arm and he got burst.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (15 o...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Ibrahim Asì, from Halep, 20 years old, fighter of the Free Syrian Army in the center of Halep. December 7th, a MIG has released a bomb right over the brigade. An electric wire hit him to his right arm and he got burst.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (14 o...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Abdullah Rustom, from Haien, a nearby Halep village. Abdullah is fruit seller and he's 40. He was shot by a sniper to his right leg while was back from work, nearby Tarrefat.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (13 o...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Abdullah Rustom, from Haien, a nearby Halep village. Abdullah is fruit seller and he's 40. He was shot by a sniper to his right leg while was back from work, nearby Tarrefat.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (12 o...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Hedi Lolak is a 23 years old shoemaker in Rae'e, a village near Halep. Hedi fights with the brigade Hulafel Al Rashidin. On November 30th he was walking with three friends in Ayn Altel, Halep, when a bomb killed his three firends and injured him.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (11 o...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Eyub Taha, 24, civilian, vegetable seller. He was having a hair cut when a bombing occurred. He does not remeber anything of that moment, till he waked up in the hospital of Kilis. He has reported a leg fracture.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (9 of...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Wounded Syrian fighters of the Free Syria Army in the Kilis hospital for Syrian people. In this on purpose set up structure, refugees and wounded rebels can have cure for their needs.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (7 of...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Yousef Abbas, head of Free Syria Army of the brigade Liwa Al Tawhid, fighting in the north of the country. Wounded in more parts of his body, he's recovering for to go back to fight for free Syria.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (4 of...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Wounded Syrian fighters of the Free Syria Army in the Kilis hospital for Syrian people. In this on purpose set up structure, refugees and wounded rebels can have cure for their needs.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (10 o...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Nagib Urabi, from Halep. He arrived here on Monday December 3rd. Under a bombing he took a shell on his leg. He ha s lost the use of the right foot. He cannot be back to walking anymore. He's 43, civilian, and works in a financial company in Halep.

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Syria - A Step Away From Heaven (3 of...
Kilis, Turkey
By Michele Pero
06 Dec 2012

Wounded Syrian fighters of the Free Syria Army in the Kilis hospital for Syrian people. In this on purpose set up structure, refugees and wounded rebels can have cure for their needs.

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The syrian nakba 38
Atmeh
By adrian
01 Dec 2012

The silhouette of a Syrian woman outside a medical tent in Atmeh camp for IDP Syrians. Around 12,000 IDP's now live in the camp. The seemingly endless Syrian war means that these people will likely stay in these camps for the foreseeable future.

December 2nd 2012, Atmeh, Syria.

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The syrian nakba 39
Atmeh
By adrian
01 Dec 2012

Atmeh refugee camp, for internally displaced Syrians. Around 12,000 IDP live in the camp. Atmeh, Syria.

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The syrian nakba 40
Atmeh
By adrian
01 Dec 2012

02/12/2012 Atmeh refugee camp, for internally displaced Syrians. Around 12,000 IDP live in the camp. Atmeh, Syria.

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Al-Shifa Hospital
Aleppo, Syria
By pathilsman
30 Nov 2012

The protest come one week after the Al-Shifa hospital was hit by an airstrike claiming over 30 lives.

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REDUCED TO RUBBLE: ALEPPO SCHOOLS & H...
Aleppo, Syria
By Editor's Picks
29 Nov 2012

A few short blocks from Dar al Shifaa hospital, destroyed just last week, an Aleppo school was also targeted by government forces, reducing the area to rubble in the early dawn.

Zachariah, a volunteer at the hospital told the photographer last October, "Even in the middle of death, happiness can still rise," in reference to his upcoming wedding with Bushra. The two had been married for about two weeks when she was killed. Now he spends his days alone in the ruins of the hospital, mourning his wife.

Fleeing ongoing violence, the sheer numbers of Syrian refugees have prompted Lebanon to request help from the UN to care for the displaced people.

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Destroyed Field Hospital in Aleppo - ...
Dar al Shifaa, Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
28 Nov 2012

The ground floor of what was for three months the field hospital in Aleppo. It was completely destroyed by a government airstrike on November 22nd. Between 35 and 40 were killed in the attack, including several medical staff. The rebel-controlled part of Aleppo is currently deprived of fully functioning medical facility.

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Destroyed Aleppo Field Hospital - Dar...
Dar al Shifaa, Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
28 Nov 2012

In front of the now fully destroyed hospital is Zachariah, a young man who volunteered at the hospital since the start of the conflict in July. He was married to a nurse last month, but she was killed in the air raid on 22/11.

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Destroyed Aleppo Field Hospital - Dar...
Dar al Shifaa, Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
28 Nov 2012

A former doctor and a volunteer from the destroyed hospital look through the rubble of what was the main emergency operating room in order to find personal belongings like wallets and identification.

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Destroyed Aleppo Field Hospital - Dar...
Dar al Shifaa, Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
28 Nov 2012

Zachariah and a former doctor look through the collapsed ceiling of the operating room. This is where Zachariah's wife Busrah fell to her death after the rocket hit. She was working on the first floor at the time of the airstrike.

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Destroyed Aleppo Field Hospital - Dar...
Dar al Shifaa, Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
28 Nov 2012

When I met him for the first time in late October, Zachariah told me that "Even in the middle of death, happiness can still rise," in reference to his upcoming wedding with Bushra. The two had been married for about two weeks when she was killed. Now, he spends almost everyday alone in the ruins of the hospital, mourning his wife.

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London
By Tom Price
16 Nov 2012

Dr Kennedy carries out an operation to remove an appendix from a patient in Yei Civil Hospital, 16th November 2012.

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Egyptian Doctors Strike, Hold Symboli...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
08 Nov 2012

Hundreds of Egyptian doctors marched on Thursday, November 8, from Omar Makram Mosque in Tahrir Square to the Egyptian State TV Building (Maspero), holding a symbolic funeral for the Ministry of Health as part of their ongoing strike calling for healthcare reforms.
On the 39th day of their strike the protesting doctors wore black clothes, holding in their hands white coats to represent coffins.
They shouted slogans and raised banners demanding social justice and better hospital security.
Their major demands include an increase of healthcare share in the general budget to 15%, better health services, increased security at health facilities and higher pay.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed Abdel-Sattar, a striking doctor:
“We decided today to hold a symbolic march entitled ‘the funeral of Egyptian healthcare’ due to the Health Ministry’s disregard of the strike’s three legitimate demands: to increase the healthcare budget, to increase security at hospitals and to implement the cadre of doctors within three years, not now. We want to live a decent life like everyone.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Amr Shura, media coordinator of the doctors’ strike committee:
“Today is the 39th day of the doctors’ strike. We tried everything. We held marches, protests, marches, etc. We’re not required to provide solutions but we did. However, there was no response. Today, we tell the health minister that he’s failed.”

A number of political forces voiced support for the mock funeral procession of the striking doctors, protesting against alleged deteriorating healthcare and negligent government.
The doctors threatened to escalate the situation if their demands are not met.
The April 6 Youth Movement, Revolutionary Socialists, National Front for Justice and Democracy and Youth for Freedom and Justice are among the forces taking part in the march.
The doctors’ partial strike started on October 1 after being approved on September 21 at a Doctors Syndicate emergency general assembly meeting.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 8, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 8, 2012
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SHOTLIST:

  1. Wide shot of protesting doctors marching from Omar Makram Mosque near Tahrir square to the State TV Building “Maspero”, raising banners
  2. Wide shot of protesting doctors wearing black clothes and holding their coats representing symbolic coffins
  3. Various shots of protesting doctors marching, raising banners
  4. Various shots of protestors shouting marching, shouting statements against the
  5. Close up shot of one of the protestors raising a banner against the Health Ministry
  6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Mohamed Abdel-Sattar, a striking doctor:
    “We decided today to hold a symbolic march entitled ‘the funeral of the Egyptian healthcare’ due to the Health Ministry’s disregard of the strike’s three legitimate demands: to increase the healthcare budget, to increase security at hospitals and to implement the cadre of doctors within three years, not now. We want to live a decent life like everyone.”
  7. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Amr Shura, media coordinator of the doctors’ strike committee:
    “Today is the 39th day of the doctors’ strike. We tried everything. We held marches, protests, marches, etc. We’re not required to provide solutions but we did. However, there was no response. Today, we bring tell the health minister that he’s failed.”
  8. Various shots of protesting doctors shouting statements calling for increase in the budget of the Health Ministry
  9. Wide shot of the symbolic coffin of the Health Ministry on the ground while protestors standing wearing black clothes and raising banners
  10. Various shots of protestors shouting statements against the Health Ministry
  11. Various shots of protestors raising banners condemning the system of the Ministry of Health
  12. Wide shot of the symbolic coffin of the Health Ministry
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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Nurses, technicians and patients observe Amputee Sok Try as he takes the first few steps in his new prosthetic leg. Mr Sok lost his leg after triggering a land mine in Battambang province in 1996, since then he has had five replacements

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Amputee Sok Try takes the first few steps in his new prosthetic leg. Mr Sok lost his leg after triggering a land mine in Battambang province in 1996, since then he has had five replacements.

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Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Orthot...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

A patient takes his first few steps on his new prosthetic limb. The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Orthotics Rehabilitation Clinic helps disabled local get back on their feet, so that they provide for their families and themselves.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

A patient grasps the handrails as he tries out his new prosthetic limb.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Nurse Ms Tech Aundoung go's through the first process of sizing and making a prosthetic limb.Mr Soung Sophat triggered a landmine in 1981. Kampong Chhnang province was one of the most heavily mined areas of Cambodia. Ms Tech Aundoung is relocating to Myanmar soon to help deal with the growing numbers of victims affected there during the recent conflicts.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Nurse Ms Tech Aundoung go's through the first process of sizing and making a prosthetic limb.Mr Soung Sophat triggered a landmine in 1981. Kampong Chhnang province was one of the most heavily mined areas of cambodia. Ms Tech Aundoung is relocating to Myanmar soon to help deal with the growing numbers of victims affected there during the recent conflicts.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Nurse Ms Tech Aundoung go's through the first process of sizing and making a prosthetic limb. Mr Soung Sophat triggered a landmine in 1981 and this is now his 10th casting over a 30 year period. Kampong Chhnang province was one of the most heavily mined areas of cambodia. Ms Tech Aundoung is relocating to Myanmar soon to help deal with the growing numbers of victims affected there during the recent conflicts.