Dismuss and His Malaria Ambulance, 2014 – Chongwe, Zambia

Dismuss and His Malaria Ambulance, 2014 – Chongwe, Zambia

Dismuss and His Malaria Ambulance, 2014 - Chongwe, Zambia  Image credit: Brent Stirton / Wellcome Photography Prize 2019
Dismuss and His Malaria Ambulance, 2014 – Chongwe, Zambia Image credit: Brent Stirton / Wellcome Photography Prize 2019

Dismuss uses his bicycle ambulance to transport a young boy with malaria to the nearest clinic. He is a volunteer community healthcare worker in Chongwe district, and is trained to test for common diseases and administer basic drugs. His priority is to transport more serious malaria cases to the clinic, 14 km away, where they can be treated. 

The wider story

Only half of Zambians living in rural areas have medical facilities within 5 km and there is currently only one doctor for every 16,000 people, compared to one for every 600 in the UK. As a result, volunteer healthcare workers like Dismuss provide a vital lifeline for communities in remote locations.

Image credit: Brent Stirton / Wellcome Photography Prize 2019
https://wellcome.ac.uk/what-we-do/our-work/wellcome-photography-prize/2019#&gid=6&pid=5

DiDott Sabino Berardino

Dott Sabino Berardino Medico Chirurgo, a Firenze Specialista in Medicina Interna perfezionato in Ecografia ed Ecocolordoppler Vascolare Master di I livello in 'nuove tecnologie in Medicina - elearning'

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