HIV/AIDS/ Trachoma Challenge

It all started through an email from Christine Dunai, Manager Global Corporate Media Relations Europe Worldwide Communications about my availability for a press visit for Pfizer.

A woman is being checked for Trachoma in Iganga

A woman is being checked for Trachoma in Iganga

I duly said yes and my task was simple: Capture news photographs for the visiting journalists.

Pfizer, by the way, is the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company and also, ranks number one in sales worldwide.

A doctor preparing for an eye surgery in Iganga

A doctor preparing for an eye surgery in Iganga

A woman in Iganga undergoes an eye surgery

A woman in Iganga undergoes an eye surgery

It has been almost a decade of Pfizer’s support to the health system in Uganda and as such, reputable health journalists from across Europe would come and have a firsthand account of what really is on the ground.

A child HIV positive is distracted as the mother consults with the doctor at Mengo hosipital

A child HIV positive is distracted as the mother consults with the doctor at Mengo hospital

HIV/AIDS mother undergoes check-up at the Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), Mulago Hospital

HIV/AIDS mother undergoes check-up at the Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), Mulago Hospital

Turkey, Russia, Spain, Finland, England, Austria, Germany, South Africa and Holland had a team down here.

A patient at Mengo Hospital being checked

A patient at Mengo Hospital being checked

Nurses take a break at Mengo Hospital

Nurses take a break at Mengo Hospital

Through the Infectious Disease Institute, Pfizer has been supporting several initiatives in the field of HIV/Aids and Trachoma in Uganda.

School girl in Iganga

School girl in Iganga

School Children in Iganga

School Children in Iganga

Each year, the pharmaceutical company helps over 150 million people throughout the world live longer and healthier lives while building partnerships that ensure people have to access medicines.

One of the journalists takes down notes

One of the journalists takes down notes

Patients wait to consult doctors at Mengo Hospital

Patients wait to consult doctors at Mengo Hospital

The three day press visit was to affirm this reality. A breakdown of the itinerary: Infectious Disease Institute, Mulago hospital, Mengo hospital, homes of people living with HIV/AIDS (Friends as they are called at IDI), health centers and schools in Iganga district.

School children wave their goodbye's to the visiting Pfizer team in Iganga

School children wave their goodbye's to the visiting Pfizer team in Iganga

All photos published are copyrighted by Pfizer Inc.

8 thoughts on “HIV/AIDS/ Trachoma Challenge

  1. @Kabozi, you should know i live photography..Well, i could not publish the above pictures without consent. They all agreed to be taken and signed forms to that effect,I believe courageous people like them should inspire hundreds more to come out and live their lives freely..

  2. those two nurses were very talkative…so i approached and asked if i could “beat” them a photo..and they gladly accepted my request…

  3. I am very very pleased you ask for consent to publish photos of HIV +. But I am not sure that child give his consent and I dont think even his parents have a right to consent for an HIV+ child to be published. I repeat use this to go places

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