"EPIDEMIC: Tuberculosis in the South African Gold Mining Community"

March 20, 2009 // 4:00pm6:00pm

Award-winning photojournalist David Rochkind recently returned from five weeks reporting from South Africa, which has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis in the world. The TB epidemic has severely affected the country's mining community, particularly those who work in gold mines. His unforgettable photographs for the International Reporting Project (IRP), the global reporting program based at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), document the ravages of the diseases as well as the work being done by South African and international health specialists in trying to stem the epidemic.

The exhibit will be on display on the fourth floor of the Wilson Center (directions) through May 15, 2009.


Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Francesca Cameron // Program Assistant, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Schuyler Null // Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative

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