2007 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 1st prize

José Cendón

24 March, 2006

In the conflict-torn Great Lakes region of Africa, where health care as a whole faces severe challenges, psychiatric resources are especially thin on the ground. People suffering post-war trauma live alongside those with a range of other mental disabilities in a handful of psychiatric hospitals. The Kamenge psychiatric center is the only one in the country that treats people with war trauma, is financed by the church, though patients contribute money for medicines and food.

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José Cendón

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