Social Documentary Photography – Providing Medical Assistance in Africa

Feeding clinic for malnourished children. Namalu, eastern Uganda, 1987.

This social documentary photography was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Documentarist David Blumenkrantz.

 

From project “Africana Photography – Health Care“.

 

Click on any image to see “Africana 1987-1994”  By David Blumenkrantz.

 

Families receiving immunizations and other treatment at a UN and NGO-supported health clinic, in civil war-torn Baidit, South Sudan, 1989.

Families receiving immunizations and other treatment at a UN and NGO-supported health clinic, in civil war-torn Baidit, South Sudan, 1989.

Nurse midwife at workat a pre-natal clinic for Eritrean refugees in Khashm el Girba, Sudan, 1987.

Nurse midwife at workat a pre-natal clinic for Eritrean refugees in Khashm el Girba, Sudan, 1987.

Eritrean mother and child, at a feeding clinic. Khashm el Girba refugee camp, Sudan, 1987.

Eritrean mother and child, at a feeding clinic. Khashm el Girba refugee camp, Sudan, 1987.

Dental care at a clinic for people displaced by civil strife and famine in northern Uganda, 1992.

Dental care at a clinic for people displaced by civil strife and famine in northern Uganda, 1992.

Dr. Andreas Steiner and a team of medical assistants at the Ankoro Hospital in Zaire prepare for an emergency operation. This woman was carried several miles on a stretcher to the hospital after a botched attempt at delivering her baby left the child dead, and the woman's life in jeopardy. 1987.

Dr. Andreas Steiner and a team of medical assistants at the Ankoro Hospital in Zaire prepare for an emergency operation. This woman was carried several miles on a stretcher to the hospital after a botched attempt at delivering her baby left the child dead, and the woman’s life in jeopardy. 1987.

Medical assistants at the Ankoro Hospital in Zaire prepare for an emergency operation for a woman who was carried several miles on a stretcher to the hospital after a botched attempt at delivering her baby left the child dead, and the woman's life in jeopardy. 1987.

Medical assistants at the Ankoro Hospital in Zaire prepare for an emergency operation for a woman who was carried several miles on a stretcher to the hospital after a botched attempt at delivering her baby left the child dead, and the woman’s life in jeopardy. 1987.

Dr. Andreas Steiner takes a break during a procedure to treat a woman who had recently experienced a miscarriage, which she attributed to witchcraft. Steiner ran a medical operation for an NGO in the Shaba Province of Zaire (Congo) during the late 1980s.

Dr. Andreas Steiner takes a break during a procedure to treat a woman who had recently experienced a miscarriage, which she attributed to witchcraft. Steiner ran a medical operation for an NGO in the Shaba Province of Zaire (Congo) during the late 1980s.

Veronica Vemba, 17, holds her firstborn son Albano Vierra as she receives an immunization. The Health Outreach program of Andulo's Centro Materno travels to the Chissondo market to provide vaccines and other post-natal care. Angola, 2010.

Veronica Vemba, 17, holds her firstborn son Albano Vierra as she receives an immunization. The Health Outreach program of Andulo’s Centro Materno travels to the Chissondo market to provide vaccines and other post-natal care. Angola, 2010.

Escola Primeria 8061, located in Kikola, Angola, 2010. Students participate in a handwashing program meant to improve hygiene, promoted by UNICEF.

Escola Primeria 8061, located in Kikola, Angola, 2010. Students participate in a hand-washing program meant to improve hygiene, promoted by UNICEF.

 

See also:

Africana Photography – Education

Africana Photography – Street Children

By David Blumenkrantz

 


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