Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Amateur Category - Winner Goal 5, Overall Third Prize
Country: Slovak Republic
Title: Feeling Better
Caption: A mother and child recover from malaria in a hospital in Burundi. The Government provides free health care for pregnant women and children under five.
"This young woman had been hospitalized along with her daughter," says Maria. "Like the other women there, she was fighting nausea and high temperatures, but after two days of treatment, she announced 'We are both feeling much better today!'”
Professional Category - Winner Goals 5
Title: Early Bird
Caption: A nurse listens to the heartbeat of a foetus at a local dispensary in western Kenya.
Allan was covering a story on malaria nets distribution in western Kenya when he entered a local clinic and came across a nurse checking on a pregnant woman. “It was such a contrast from a regular ultrasound check-up,” he remembers. “I find I am interested in photographing people in their essence as they engage in activities to improve their everyday life.”