London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Photo Competition 2017 winner
Re the 2017 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Alumni Photo Competition – under the theme “Let’s Face It” – we are pleased to announce that this year’s winner is Diploma in Tropical Medicine& Hygiene (DTMH) alumnus (2016), Dr Alexander Kumar with his striking image “Love in the time of Zika”.
Alexander said: “Love in the time of Zika – where there is love, there is hope. I took this image while on a research visit to a neurological rehabilitation centre in North East Brazil. Loving mother Anacarla cradles her baby boy Jose-davi affected by Zika-microcephaly. The true burden of the cognitive impairment associated with Zika-microcephaly is still yet unknown and will challenge Brazil’s public health system requiring a multidisciplinary effort to overcome these challenges. A colouring book with Peter Pan on its cover sits in the foreground.”