NGO & Humanitarian Photography (Africa, Guinea, Nigeria, Southern Sudan, Burkina Faso,Public Health)

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Northern Burkina Faso Public Health Malaria
In the town of Djibo in northern Burkina Faso, a Fulani child is sick with malaria.  After a visit to the public military health center, the child's parents feed him artesunate and amodiaquine, an artemisin-combination therapy for malaria treatment.  While easily prevented by sleeping under an insecticide-treated mosquito net every night, throughout Africa, malaria is a major killer of pregnant women and children under five.