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Photo Essay: The End of Polio

Ever since I saw the “Migrations: Humanity in Transition” exhibit I have been a huge fan of Sebastiao Salgado (UN bio). He has now taken his skills to the global health realm to document the largest public health initiative in history. Some of the pictures can be viewed online and for those in Atlanta, “his photographs documenting the eradication efforts can be viewed by the public in the Global Health Odyssey on the CDC campus at 1600 Clifton Road on August 27, 2007 through January 4, 2008.” Visit for a preview of the photos (one sample below).

“Early in 2001 in Somalia, Brazilian photojournalist Sebastio Salgado began to document the global effort to eradicate the crippling disease poliomyelitis. By the end of the year, he witnessed mass vaccination campaigns against polio in Somalia, Sudan, India, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Pakistan.” Full CDC press release.


Speaking of polio, Sociolingo has linked to some news on eradicating polio in the Niger-Nigeria region (link).


Written by Aman

August 30, 2007 at 12:30 am

Posted in Global Health

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