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Collections Spring 2019

Documenting the diversity of public health in Bangladesh.

Hungry Rohingya children. A girl's dazzling smile. An improvised bamboo ambulance. Last year, MPH student Md. Zohirul Alam, MBBS, wanted to document the diversity of public health in Bangladesh. So, in collaboration with local NGO Gonoshasthaya Kendra and Gono Bishwabidyalay (university), he launched the country’s first-ever public health photo contest. It attracted 133 photos from 68 participants and drew national media attention. The winning photos were collected in a book, Public Health: Through the Lens.

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“Refugee Life” by Md. Al-Amin Khan.
Thousands of Rohingya children line up for hours in the rain to get food at Ukhiya Rohingya Camp, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar. October 10, 2017

Image of young girl smiling

“Healthy Teeth, Beautiful Smile” by Kazi Emran Hasan.
The pearly whites of a young girl in Sreepur, Gazipur, signal proper oral hygiene. March 3, 2018

Image of a paramedic trimming a senior citizens nails

“With the Elders” by Md. Anisur Rahman.
A paramedic trims a senior’s nails at a health camp in Bhurungamari, Kurigram. October 1, 2016

Image of young boy carrying a heavy load of wood

“Child Labor” by Istiak Ahmed.
Instead of a school bag of books, a young boy in Kaptai, Rangamati, shoulders a greater burden. May 17, 2018

Image of medics transporting a patient

“Human Ambulance” by Mohammad Ariful Haque.
When other means of getting to a clinic aren’t available in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar, a “human ambulance” must suffice. December 11, 2017