Blog Post – Global Health Photo Contest
Monday May 1st, 2017
Written by Matt Jalink, MSc Candidate in Community Health and Epidemiology
Each year Dalhousie’s Global Health Office hosts a photo contest to acknowledge outstanding photos that capture beautiful images and inspiring stories. Staff, students, medical residents, and faculty are all eligible to enter the competition, and we would like to highlight some of the winners below.
Our winning photos come from Dr. Ron George, an associate professor and medical director of research from the Department of Anaesthesia, Pain Management, and Perioperative Medicine here at Dalhousie University. Dr. George’s first photo was taken near a rural health clinic in Ifakara, Tanzania.
The elderly man in the photo had travelled from a remote village, leaving his family and friends behind to the clinic receive treatment for his chronic medical condition.
The second photo submitted by Dr. George depicts a student at the Archbishop Amissah Memorial Catholic School near Cape Coast, Ghana.
While working at the local teaching hospital we wanted to become involved with the community. The young man in the photo introduced me to his school’s headmaster who connected us with the community facilitating the opportunity to work with nurses, doctors, and midwives. The photo was taken on our final day together.
Angali Ghimire, a first year graduate student studying pharmacology here at Dalhousie University, submitted our second place photo captioned: “Earthquake took my home, not my hope.” Ms. Ghimire’s photo was one of many she took showing the scenes from the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Nepal in April 2015.
This photo shows a scene from my husband’s village shortly after the earthquake, with two villagers cooking a meal with what food and supplies they had available.
We would like to offer a special thanks to Ms. Anjali Ghimire and Dr. Ron George for their spectacular photo submissions. Their beautiful pictures illustrate global health through different lenses, but share a common message of heath transcending boundaries.