A rare overcast morning in the normally stifling hot and hostile aridity of Turkana District. Under a collection of thorn trees, 200 people from three temporary villages of this nomadic pastoralist community are gathered around a mobile AMREF health unit.
Ayke Aymele is nomadic pastoralist in South Omo, one of the most remote areas in Ethiopia. He moves his home and livestock with the seasons, according to rainfall. Access to clean water and health care is a major problem for his community.
Asres Bako is Chairman of the Andinet (Unity) Association for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) in South Omo, Ethiopia. Andnet was the first PLHA association to be set up in South Omo, seven years ago.
Any patient who walks into Kasikeu Dispensary will ask whether a certain health worker is available to treat them. His dedication to his work and friendly manner has made him one of the most popular members of staff in the remote Kenyan health centre where he works.
I come from the Afari community in Ethiopia. There are many health problems in my community, especially among the women. Many women die because of issues related to pregnancy and labour. It makes me very sad.