26 April 2008

DOCU 08: Dhaka struggling to tackle worsening diarrhea


The diarrhea situation in Bangladesh has worsened day by day with the temperature increases. The national Center for Diarrhea Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B), a special research center and hospital for diarrhea patients in the capital Dhaka, has received hundreds of diarrhea patients over the last week. According to the (ICDDR, B), on an average 300 patients came from different parts of the city fortreatment every day. With increasing temperature and humidity, the ICDBR sees a sharprise in the number of patients. In the beginning ofthe summer, city people especially day laboures, rickshaw pullers, street vendors and slum dwellers get diarrhea drinking contaminated water and having unhygienic food.

photos and text: G.M.B. Akash

3 comments:

BeverlyKayeGallery said...

Thank you for posting these important photographs. They make it hard to look away.

beatriz said...

important and excellent work! thank you.

Ulf said...

For some reason it is the unfocused photo of the child in agony that touches me most. Impressive work. Thanks.