Paolo Patruno

Photographer/Filmmaker
  
Seva Canada
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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Seva Canada
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SEVA CANADA - Blantyre, Malawi.

Lions Sight First Eye Hospital
Seva is a charity organization working for children and adults in Africa.
Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world and has a population of approximately 13 million people, of whom 50% are children. For children in Malawi, congenital and developmental cataracts are the leading causes of blindness. Every year approximately 120-180 children are born with congenital cataracts or they develop cataracts; moreover, there is a backlog of over 600 children who need urgent eye care. Without urgent help, these children will face a lifetime of blindness and all the suffering which that entails.
Childhood blindness is one of the five priority diseases that have been targeted by the VISION 2020 initiative. The Childhood Blindness Program in Malawi is dedicated to reducing childhood blindness through early identification of children with visual impairment, providing appropriate interventions, and follow up.
One of the many challenges of childhood blindness is finding and identifying children with vision problems. Childhood blindness often goes unnoticed because children cannot speak for themselves about their poor vision so parents are unaware of it. In addition, parents themselves are more concerned about the general health of their children rather than their eyes.
Seva Canada provides high-quality comprehensive eye care services for the children in Malawi.
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EDC - Multimedia

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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 ages of 14-35. Every year there are..
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EDC - Multimedia

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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 about  maternal health..
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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. These are names and age of some of the..
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Living disability

By Paolo Patruno — Lilongwe, Malawi
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Circomondo Festival

By Paolo Patruno — Siena, Italy
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Alcohol abuse

By Paolo Patruno — Lilongwe, Malawi Wellington, 34 years old. Married with Elube, 28 years, they have 3 children 10, 6 and 3 years old. Since 2008 he has worked at..
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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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500miles

By Paolo Patruno — 500miles - Lilongwe, Malawi. 500miles is a Charity that supports amputees and other disabled people in Malawi and Zambia, mainly focuses in..
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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 its founding member is the Italian..
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UMCOR

By Paolo Patruno — UMCOR. The United Methodist Committee on Relief Lubumbashi-Mulungwishi, DRC. The United Methodist Church has a long and far-reaching presence..
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Solar Sister

By Paolo Patruno — SOLAR SISTER - Kampala, Uganda. Solar Sister is an award winning social enterprise supporting women and girls in rural Africa by providing..
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RC

By Paolo Patruno — Ricerca e Cooperazione - Blantyre, Malawi. Chipalamba Toto Project This initiative aims at fighting the growing phenomenon of land..
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Play Soccer

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

By Paolo Patruno — MSF. Médecins sans Frontières Kitgum, Uganda. Uganda is one of the world's 22 high burden countries for tuberculosis (TB). MSF's experience..
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Fedoma

By Paolo Patruno — FEDOMA  - Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi Lilongwe, Malawi. In Malawi, people with disabilities are among the poorest of..
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Separated At Birth (Cameroon)

By Paolo Patruno — SEPARATED at BIRTH - Cameroon. 2014 "I can’t really forget that day, a lady from the social service came in and said firmly “Madame today we..
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Girls, Women Too Early (Cameroon)

By paolo patruno — GIRLS: WOMEN TOO EARLY - Bakumba, Cameroon. 2014 Christine, 17-years-old, got married when she was 15, lost her first child when she was 16, and..
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