Robin Hammond/Panos Pictures

Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria

Laraba Sabo who has a mental health issue. Maria has taken care of her mother for the five months they've been at the Dr Amina Aliyu Shekwonya Herbal Centre. Maria prepares herbs as instructed by the herbal doctor. Some are eaten, some drunk, some rubbed on the body and others are burnt and inhaled. Laraba spent eight months at another facility were she was regularly chained. Her own family chained her on occasions, when Laraba became distressed and would try and run off. They feared she would get lost, hit by a car, or be attacked.

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Robin Hammond/Panos Pictures
Gwagwalada, Abuja
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42.33 x 28.23 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
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