Stephan Vanfleteren

Conakry, Guinea

Makone Soumaoro, 30, has goitre, a swelling of the thyroid gland which can lead to a swelling of the neck or the larynx.'I don't have pain but I am worried that my neck is swelling this much. I hope it is not a tumor because I'm a housewife and my husband and three children need me.'Guinea is one of the least developed countries in the world. More than 60 % of the population lives below the poverty line of USD 1 per day. Three quarters of the population is illiterate. Public healthcare is minimal and unaffordable for most people. This series of portraits is of people with various diseases and conditions who have come to seek help from the NGO Mercy Ship. Mercy Ship is an international charity which operates a hospital ship that provides free health care, community projects, health education and other programmes to people in developing world countries. The doctors and nurses on the ship work voluntarily.

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Stephan Vanfleteren
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