Nipah Dennis

Photojournalist
  
"We Didn’t Want to Watch Children Die"
Location: Ghana
Nationality: Ghanaian
Biography: Nipah Dennis is a Documentary Photographer and Photojournalist based in Accra, Ghana. Nipah has been working as a photographer since 2013 while studying at the university, where he graduated with a Business Bachelor's Degree in 2017.  He... MORE
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"We Didn’t Want to Watch Children Die"
Copyright Nipah Dennis 2022
Updated Jul 2022
Location Ghana
Topics Documentary, Editorial, NGO, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture
When Kwame Amponsa-Achiano recounts the early years of his career working as a doctor in remote areas in Ghana, the rainy season always stands out in his memory.

July and August, which are at the peak of the season, mark a spike in malaria cases.

“You enter the ward, and you don't leave,” said Amponsa-Achiano, whose busy work schedule had him frequently skipping meals. “Every five minutes, you are setting up another blood [a transfusion] on a child who is almost dying.”

Malaria, which is caused by a parasite, is transmitted through mosquitoes to humans. Symptoms, which take an average of 10 to 15 days to appear, can include high fevers, chills, diarrhoea, headaches, and other flu-like symptoms. If left untreated — even for 24 hours — malaria can lead to serious illness or death.

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