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Nothing but skin and bone
Cordelia A., a patient at the GLRA-funded "Mile 4 hospital" in Abakaliki/Nigeria, is infected with tuberculosis and HIV.
Two diseases - one patient
More and more people in Africa suffer from a co-infection of tuberculosis and HIV. In GLRA-hospitals (pictured: Abeokuta/Nigeria), these patients receive a diet adjusted to their needs.
Doctor out of passion
After Dr. Joseph Chukwu studied medicine in Vienna, he returned to his home town, although he could have earned a lot more money in Europe or the U.S.A.
He has been the GLRA project medical consultant in Nigeria for many years.
Poverty causes illness
Over 15 million people live in Nigerian metropolis Lagos, more than half of them in slums like Ajeromi (a district of Lagos). Bad living conditions, malnutrition and hygienic problems increase the danger of infection with tuberculosis.
Waiting for treatment
A lot of hospitals in Nigeria are overcrowded. More and more newly infected TB patients come on a daily basis. However, despite the close contact, patients waiting for treatment still try to protect others from becoming infected
Living in a hallway
In the slums of Lagos (pictured: the district Ajeromi), one room is occupied by six people on average. As living space is limited and expensive, hallways and corridors are also used as living rooms and bedrooms. In house like this one, it takes only one tuberculosis patient to infect all other residents.
All pictures taken by Jochen Hövekenmeier (German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association)
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