When Amref Health Africa heard they would be able to exhibit 40 pictures during the Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, they asked me to shoot 40 portraits all over Africa. During the event, which is organized by the World Health Organization, Amref pleads for the payment of Community Health Workers (CHWs), who are playing a vital role in the development of primary health care in African countries like Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania.
The forty portraits I shot for Amref Health Africa, all show Community Health Workers from four different African countries. I’ve recorded their stories, which are audible at the exhibition for the duration of the conference in Kazachstan. If you’d like to hear what the Community Health Workers have to say to the ministers who attend the WHO conference, you can check out the dedicated ‘Dear Minister’ website, which boasts my photographs and audio recordings.