Life & Death - Summer 2012

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  • Hassana Ousmane rests her head against the bed where her daughter Zeinab, 21 months old,who suffers from malaria and diarrhea, lies at the Princess Marie Louise Children’s hospital in Accra.

  • Women comforting their sick infants in the diarrhoea ward at Matlab Field Hospital in Bangladesh.

  • Death: Isiah Anane, just nine-months-old, breathes oxygen to help his laboured breathing. Pneumonia with diarrhea is the leading cause of child death both in Ghana and across the world. He died a few hours after this picture was taken

  • A nurse vaccinates a child against pneumococcal disease.


About Select Photographers in this Issue

Olivier Asselin grew up in Eastern Quebec, Canada, where he studied and worked in the IT field before dedicating himself to photography. Currently based out of Dakar, Senegal, he has lived in West and Central Africa since 2005 and continues to shoot throughout the continent for development and humanitarian organizations, as well as commercial or editorial clients.

Riccardo Gangale is a freelance photojournalist in Africa for The Associated Press, Magazines, Newspapers, UN Agencies and Advertising Agencies.

Edward Harris is a manager of Media & Communications at the GAVI Alliance. A former multimedia journalist for Reuters in East Africa.

Doune Porter is manager, advocacy and communications on the GAVI Alliance Introduction initiative. She has worked in communications in human rights fields for many years.

Dan Thomas is Head of Media & Communication at the GAVI Alliance. A former TV producer for UNICEF, Reuters and BBC News, he has reported on global health issues from more than 40 developing countries.