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Gold 2020 People / Family

Mothers of Togo

  • Photographer
    Zoe Rain
  • Agency / Studio
    Zoe Rain Photography
  • Prize
    Gold in People / Family

In 2018, UNICEF named Togo, West Africa the "15th most dangerous place to be born in the world” Nearly 1/10 mothers lose a child before their fifth birthday, due to lacking facilities and medications for easily preventable diseases-malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia, & HIV. Integrate Health oversaw renovations of four maternity wards, providing basic utilities many take for granted: running water, electricity, proper sanitation, and upgraded pharmacy. Zoe Rain aimed to capture the palpable strength, hope & pride in the eyes of the matriarchal families directly impacted by the renovations.