functionbar_help
Font Size
functionbar_contact
Aboutus
Search Results for ""
Share
Top Stories
HIV

Published On January 30, 2015

POLICY

20 Years After Apartheid

In the 1980s physician Miguel Ribeiro took stunning photographs of his South African patients. How has the nation’s health care fared in the years since?

Physician and photographer Miguel Ribeiro practiced in South Africa in the 1980s. He photographed ailments he saw among the poor—including this woman with lymphedema, characterized by fluid buildup and extreme swelling. In many ways, South Africa is a different country since apartheid fell 20 years ago. But a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that health care in the country needs radical changes.  The disparity of care between wealthy and poor is extremely wide and getting wider. Physicians are leaving the country in record numbers, and South African epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis are among the worst in the world.

 

Ribeiro Slideshow 1
Ribeiro Slideshow Image 2Ribeiro Slideshow Image 3Ribeiro Slideshow Image 4Ribeiro Slideshow Image 5Ribeiro Slideshow Image 6