UNICEF- Columbia University- Health Care Workers I
Below you will find a small gallery of images of some of the health care workers. The first image of the small yellow room is very typical of the rooms where patients are seen. They are very cramped with hardly any of the basic medical instruments we are used to finding when we go visit our own doctors here. The health care worker against the grey wall (the 6th image) is examining a young girl to determine the extent of her fistula. Following that image is a typical scene of a health care worker using a wooden stethoscope to listen to the heartbeat of the mother’s yet to be born infant. Following that image is a photo of a nurse holding a baby which she delivered herself through a Cesarean section. She is not a licensed physician but is hopefully trained well enough to successful perform this surgery. The next photo is of a women getting a birth control implant. Of the 10 women I photographed that day in the clinic, she was the only one who opted to get some form of extended birth control. All the other women wanted only a very short term solution- perhaps for a month or two. They feared disapproval from their husbands.