Paolo Patruno

Photographer/Filmmaker
  
UMCOR
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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Credits: paolo patruno
Updated: 09/16/16
Location: Lubumbashi DRC
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UMCOR. The United Methodist Committee on Relief
Lubumbashi-Mulungwishi, DRC.


The United Methodist Church has a long and far-reaching presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially in the Katanga Province, with programs that focus on health, nutrition and agriculture.
In 2010 UMCOR DRC has coordinated the distribution of 30,000 LLINs (Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Bednets) in the Bongonga neighborhood of Lubumbashi, reaching 13,557 households including 15,461 children under the age of 5 and 3,634 pregnant women. Religious and traditional leaders were mobilized and a team of community volunteers distributed and hung up the nets, while conducting house-to-house education.
LLIN distribution programming involved comprehensive training for volunteers, so that as they were involved in the correct installation of the life-saving nets, able to impart information about malaria prevention, transmission, symptoms and treatment.
In 2011, UMCOR DRC has conducted two LLIN distribution and education campaigns: in Mulungwishi with 9,000 nets distributed.
In both programs, each household in the targeted areas has received three mosquito nets, in alignment with the principal of universal coverage, which aims to ensure that the most vulnerable members of a household had the protection of sleeping under a net. Volunteers have conducted baseline surveys, distributed nets, educated the public and do followed up surveys and visits to monitor correct usage of the nets over time.
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EDC - Multimedia

By Paolo Patruno / Lilongwe
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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..
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EDC - Multimedia

By Paolo Patruno / kigali
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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..
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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...
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Living disability

By Paolo Patruno / Lilongwe, Malawi — Lilongwe, Malawi
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Circomondo Festival

By Paolo Patruno — Siena, Italy
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Alcohol abuse

By Paolo Patruno / Lilongwe Malawi — Lilongwe, Malawi Wellington, 34 years old. Married with Elube, 28 years, they have 3 children 10, 6 and 3..
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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..
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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..
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Solar Sister

By Paolo Patruno — SOLAR SISTER - Kampala, Uganda. Solar Sister is an award winning social enterprise supporting women..
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RC

By Paolo Patruno — Ricerca e Cooperazione - Blantyre, Malawi. Chipalamba Toto Project This initiative aims at fighting..
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Seva Canada

By Paolo Patruno — SEVA CANADA - Blantyre, Malawi. Lions Sight First Eye Hospital Seva is a charity organization working..
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Play Soccer

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

By Paolo Patruno / Blantyre, Malawi — MSF. Médecins sans Frontières Kitgum, Uganda. Uganda is one of the world's 22 high burden countries..
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Fedoma

By Paolo Patruno — FEDOMA  - Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi Lilongwe, Malawi. In Malawi, people..
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Separated At Birth (Cameroon)

By Paolo Patruno / Cameroon, Africa — SEPARATED at BIRTH - Cameroon. 2014 "I can’t really forget that day, a lady from the social service came in..
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Girls, Women Too Early (Cameroon)

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