Ana Palacios

Visual journalist
     
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... MORE
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The skin of Africa
Copyright Ana Palacios 2022
Date of Work Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Updated Feb 2020
Location Benin
Topics Documentary, Health/Healing, Human Rights, Illness, NGO, Photography
“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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