Thoko Chikondi

Photographer
   
Demo Project
Location: Blantyre, Malawi
Nationality: Malawian
Biography: Thoko Chikondi is an award-winning Malawian photojournalist who is passionate about telling the stories of women and children through imagery.  Her work seeks to highlight their plight and suggest solutions to their problems. In the course... read on
Public Story
Demo Project
Credits: visura
Date of Work: 01/03/18 - 12/07/18
Updated: 01/13/19
Location: Malawi
Advocating for the survival of every child in Malawi 
All children have the right to survive no matter how old they are, where they are born or who their parents areEvery year in Malawi 120,000 babies are born premature and 28,300 newborns die or are stillborn.

Despite remarkable gains in reducing the number of children who die before their fifth birthday, the reduction in number of newborns dying has not been as dramatic.

The photographs made at Bwaila, Limbe and Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital highlight he miracle of life, the strong bond between mother and child, the joy that the bond brings,  the tragedy of loss, when that bond is broken and efforts which are made to save the lives of new borns and children under the age of 5.
 

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