Paolo Patruno

Photographer/Filmmaker
  
500miles
Location: Bologna
Nationality: Italian
Biography: I am a freelance documentary photographer and filmmaker. I traveled throughout Africa over the past ten years, documenting global topics, including health care, education, human rights, gender issues, sustainable development. Since 2011 I’m... read on
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500miles
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500miles - Lilongwe, Malawi.

500miles is a Charity that supports amputees and other disabled people in Malawi and Zambia, mainly focuses in the delivery and development of prosthetic and orthotic services. Prostheses are devices which replace body parts which are missing. Orthoses are supports for body parts which don't function properly.
In Malawi and Zambia thousands of men, women and children lose limbs, or the use of them, due to disease, accident or poverty. Many lose their livelihoods, homes or families - some even die.
Less than 5% of people who could use prostheses and orthoses get them and these countries are among the poorest in the world. The national health services are under-funded and within these services, rehabilitation is a very low priority.
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EDC - Multimedia

By Paolo Patruno / Lilongwe
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EDC Rwanda

By Paolo Patruno — EDC - Education Development Center. Kigali, Rwanda. Nearly 40 percent of Rwanda’s population is between the..
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EDC - Multimedia

By Paolo Patruno / kigali
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Birth is a Dream - Multimedia

By Paolo Patruno — Birth is a Dream project
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BIRTH is a DREAM

By Paolo Patruno — In 2011 I started my " BIRTH IS A DREAM " a documentary project which aims to document and raise awareness..
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Outside the ring

By Paolo Patruno — Lilongwe, Malawi.
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Street children

By Paolo Patruno — Kabale, Uganda Anold, 12. Moses, 14. Elisha, 15. Nestori, 16. Allan, 13. Dick, 14. Michael, 16. Joseph, 14...
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Living disability

By Paolo Patruno / Lilongwe, Malawi — Lilongwe, Malawi
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Circomondo Festival

By Paolo Patruno — Siena, Italy
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Alcohol abuse

By Paolo Patruno / Lilongwe Malawi — Lilongwe, Malawi Wellington, 34 years old. Married with Elube, 28 years, they have 3 children 10, 6 and 3..
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Music

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Portrait

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Wedding Stefy+Luigi

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Fine Art

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WFRM DRC

By Paolo Patruno — WFRM DRC - Bukavu, DRC. The World Family of Radio Maria is a non-governmental organization (NGO) and..
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UMCOR

By Paolo Patruno / Lubumbashi DRC — UMCOR. The United Methodist Committee on Relief Lubumbashi-Mulungwishi, DRC. The United Methodist..
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Solar Sister

By Paolo Patruno — SOLAR SISTER - Kampala, Uganda. Solar Sister is an award winning social enterprise supporting women..
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RC

By Paolo Patruno — Ricerca e Cooperazione - Blantyre, Malawi. Chipalamba Toto Project This initiative aims at fighting..
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Seva Canada

By Paolo Patruno — SEVA CANADA - Blantyre, Malawi. Lions Sight First Eye Hospital Seva is a charity organization working..
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Play Soccer

By Paolo Patruno — PLAY SOCCER - Blantyre, Malawi.
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MSF TB Uganda

By Paolo Patruno / Blantyre, Malawi — MSF. Médecins sans Frontières Kitgum, Uganda. Uganda is one of the world's 22 high burden countries..
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Fedoma

By Paolo Patruno — FEDOMA  - Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi Lilongwe, Malawi. In Malawi, people..
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Separated At Birth (Cameroon)

By Paolo Patruno / Cameroon, Africa — SEPARATED at BIRTH - Cameroon. 2014 "I can’t really forget that day, a lady from the social service came in..
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Girls, Women Too Early (Cameroon)

By paolo patruno / Bakumba, Cameroon — GIRLS: WOMEN TOO EARLY - Bakumba, Cameroon. 2014 Christine, 17-years-old, got married when she was 15, lost..
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