Ana Palacios

The skin of Africa
Location: Madrid
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: Ana Palacios is a journalist and a documentary photographer focused in telling underrepresented stories with impact shining a light on broken corners in collaboration with NGOs such as Manos Unidas , Africa Directo and UNICEF . In 2021 she was... read on
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The skin of Africa
Copyright ana palacios 2021
Date of Work 07/01/15 - 08/31/15
Updated 02/03/20
Location Benin
“Benin under your skin” documents the daily life of the doctors and patients in hospitals, clinics, maternity wards, rehabilitation centers, emergency rooms and awareness sessions in communities, affected by Buruli ulcer in Benin.

Benin, with almost ten million inhabitants and which ranks 163 out of 187 in the Human Development Index (2019 data), is one of the countries most rife with Buruli ulcer in the world. A mysterious disease -not known how you get infected yet- family of the leper, that affects 10 million people in the planet most of them in the tropic.

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