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.
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.
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.
Turkey, Russia, Spain, Finland, England, Austria, Germany, South Africa and Holland had a team down here.
Through the Infectious Disease Institute, Pfizer has been supporting several initiatives in the field of HIV/Aids and Trachoma in Uganda.
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.
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.
All photos published are copyrighted by Pfizer Inc.