The story behind the photo: Bolivia

“Community mobilization in the face of an emergency that puts maternal health at risk”

The organized community of Villanueva from the Bermejo municipality in Bolivia, responding to a health emergency, develops a Community Emergency Plan that requires walking for several hours along muddy roads, improvising stretchers and leaving their daily jobs behind, in order to evacuate a pregnant woman who’s having an emergency to the health center, because no other transportation can enter due to the lack of roads. This same community organizes and mobilizes itself in order to bring pregnant women, newborns, and other people who need medical attention to a health establishment. 

Photographer: Andrea Nakazone, Bolivia

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