Supporters celebrate as incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta wins a second term as president of Kenya. August 2017. 

Supporters celebrate as incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta wins a second term as president of Kenya. August 2017. 

 A man holds a campaign sign for presidential candidate Raila Odinga of the opposition party in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. Public Radio International, August 2017. 

A man holds a campaign sign for presidential candidate Raila Odinga of the opposition party in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. Public Radio International, August 2017. 

 Stephany Moraa's brother, Derrick Marupe, 11, and a friend climb a flight of stairs leading to the third story balcony. Stephany was killed by a stray bullet during an election demonstration in Mathare, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. August 2017. 

Stephany Moraa's brother, Derrick Marupe, 11, and a friend climb a flight of stairs leading to the third story balcony. Stephany was killed by a stray bullet during an election demonstration in Mathare, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. August 2017. 

 Opposition party members chant campaign slogans in support of National Super Alliance Presidential candidate, Raila Odinga in Kibera, Nairobi. Public Radio International, August 2017. 

Opposition party members chant campaign slogans in support of National Super Alliance Presidential candidate, Raila Odinga in Kibera, Nairobi. Public Radio International, August 2017. 

 An election official wait for confirmation to begin counting votes for Kenya’s next president in Nairobi, Kenya. Public Radio International, August 2017. 

An election official wait for confirmation to begin counting votes for Kenya’s next president in Nairobi, Kenya. Public Radio International, August 2017. 

 “Uhuru must go!” yells a demonstrator in Kibera, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya after the country's August 2017 elections. The man blamed current President Uhuru Kenyatta for the lack of jobs and widespread poverty in the area, and demanded that the President step down from office. Public Radio International, August 2017. 

“Uhuru must go!” yells a demonstrator in Kibera, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya after the country's August 2017 elections. The man blamed current President Uhuru Kenyatta for the lack of jobs and widespread poverty in the area, and demanded that the President step down from office. Public Radio International, August 2017. 

 A young boy holds his pendant of the Virgin Mary at Omoana House, a 24-hour care facility specializing in palliative and end-of-life care for HIV-positive children in southern Uganda.  Many of the 200 patients at Omoana House are able to transition out of hospice care thanks to the holistic support of medical staff and a steady supply of antiretroviral drugs, often called the Lazarus pill for its ability to bring life to the almost dead. November 2017. 

A young boy holds his pendant of the Virgin Mary at Omoana House, a 24-hour care facility specializing in palliative and end-of-life care for HIV-positive children in southern Uganda.

Many of the 200 patients at Omoana House are able to transition out of hospice care thanks to the holistic support of medical staff and a steady supply of antiretroviral drugs, often called the Lazarus pill for its ability to bring life to the almost dead. November 2017. 

 Suffering from a high fever and HIV-induced neuropathy, Beatrice Namnganza, 50, is examined by a hospice nurse in southern Uganda.  Namnganza tried to pick up her monthly prescription of antiretroviral drugs but the clinic was out of stock. November 2017. 

Suffering from a high fever and HIV-induced neuropathy, Beatrice Namnganza, 50, is examined by a hospice nurse in southern Uganda.

Namnganza tried to pick up her monthly prescription of antiretroviral drugs but the clinic was out of stock. November 2017. 

 Community health worker Annette Babinye Ayazika speaks with patients at Wabulungu Health Clinic in southern Uganda in November 2017.   “At times, they have (the drugs) but they also run out of stock,” said Ayazika. And even when the drugs are available “the patients are too many,” she said. November 2017. 

Community health worker Annette Babinye Ayazika speaks with patients at Wabulungu Health Clinic in southern Uganda in November 2017. 

“At times, they have (the drugs) but they also run out of stock,” said Ayazika. And even when the drugs are available “the patients are too many,” she said. November 2017. 

 Women wait for their appointments at an HIV/AIDS clinic in southern Uganda. November 2017. 

Women wait for their appointments at an HIV/AIDS clinic in southern Uganda. November 2017. 

 A hospice patient and her daughter discuss end-of-life care with nurses in Jinja, Uganda. November 2017. 

A hospice patient and her daughter discuss end-of-life care with nurses in Jinja, Uganda. November 2017. 

 Women wait to collect water in a village bordering Somalia and Kenya. Oxfam, June 2017.

Women wait to collect water in a village bordering Somalia and Kenya. Oxfam, June 2017.

 Women wait to collect water in a village bordering Somalia and Kenya. Oxfam, June 2017.

Women wait to collect water in a village bordering Somalia and Kenya. Oxfam, June 2017.

 Women carry their children through a sandstorm in a remote village of Wajir County, Kenya.  The Horn of Africa is in the grip of a severe drought that has led to poor crop production and widespread food insecurity in the region. Oxfam GB, 2017. 

Women carry their children through a sandstorm in a remote village of Wajir County, Kenya.

The Horn of Africa is in the grip of a severe drought that has led to poor crop production and widespread food insecurity in the region. Oxfam GB, 2017. 

 Wiyol, a short distance runner, collapses after morning training in Ngong Hills, Kenya.  Originally from South Sudan, Wiyol now runs with Team Refugee, a group of athletes from South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia who train in the high altitudes of Ngong Hills to prepare for international competitions like the Olympics.

Wiyol, a short distance runner, collapses after morning training in Ngong Hills, Kenya.

Originally from South Sudan, Wiyol now runs with Team Refugee, a group of athletes from South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia who train in the high altitudes of Ngong Hills to prepare for international competitions like the Olympics.

 A tuk tuk driver navigates the streets Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

A tuk tuk driver navigates the streets Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

 Caleb stands against a backdrop of posters supporting the National Resistance Movement political party in southern Uganda in January 2018.  Deployed to northern Uganda when he was 19, the former solider said he “killed many people” while fighting in the Ugandan Bush War. “But now, I’m saved,” he said. “I’m born again.” Caleb now works as a carpenter in southern Uganda.  From 1981 to 1986, Uganda was embroiled in a civil war that pinned President Apollo Milton Obote against rebel fighters led by current President Yoweri Museveni. Obote was ultimately overthrown by Museveni’s National Resistance Army and replaced by Tito Okello.  Between 100,000 to 500,000 people died in Uganda as a result of the Ugandan Bush War. Both sides were responsible for widespread human rights abuse across the county.

Caleb stands against a backdrop of posters supporting the National Resistance Movement political party in southern Uganda in January 2018.

Deployed to northern Uganda when he was 19, the former solider said he “killed many people” while fighting in the Ugandan Bush War. “But now, I’m saved,” he said. “I’m born again.” Caleb now works as a carpenter in southern Uganda.

From 1981 to 1986, Uganda was embroiled in a civil war that pinned President Apollo Milton Obote against rebel fighters led by current President Yoweri Museveni. Obote was ultimately overthrown by Museveni’s National Resistance Army and replaced by Tito Okello.

Between 100,000 to 500,000 people died in Uganda as a result of the Ugandan Bush War. Both sides were responsible for widespread human rights abuse across the county.

 A Bridge Academy teacher reads from her tablet as students recite a classroom exercise at the Kingston location in Nairobi, Kenya.  Quartz , 2018. 

A Bridge Academy teacher reads from her tablet as students recite a classroom exercise at the Kingston location in Nairobi, Kenya. Quartz, 2018. 

 Beatrice, a small scale trader, sells produce with her family at her roadside stall in Kawangware, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya.  Beatrice struggled to earn enough money to feed her children and send them to school but thanks to the grassroots initiative, which works in tandem with Oxfam GB to support low-income women working in informal sector, she is now able to afford rent, food and school fees for her children.  “Back then life was very difficult,” Beatrice said. “I often didn’t have any source of income, I depended on others and begging for help. But today I help myself.” Oxfam, 2017. 

Beatrice, a small scale trader, sells produce with her family at her roadside stall in Kawangware, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya.

Beatrice struggled to earn enough money to feed her children and send them to school but thanks to the grassroots initiative, which works in tandem with Oxfam GB to support low-income women working in informal sector, she is now able to afford rent, food and school fees for her children.

“Back then life was very difficult,” Beatrice said. “I often didn’t have any source of income, I depended on others and begging for help. But today I help myself.” Oxfam, 2017. 

 A young girl searches for shells in Jambiani, Zanzibar.

A young girl searches for shells in Jambiani, Zanzibar.

 New Year's Eve in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

New Year's Eve in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 Wedding guests are transported to a costume party in Diani, Kenya.

Wedding guests are transported to a costume party in Diani, Kenya.

 "My dream is that I make it. I will be patient, I will work hard," said Gai Yang Top, a runner with Team Refugee.  The team, which consists of refugees from South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia, train six days a week in the high altitude of Ngong Hills to prepare for international competitions like the Olympics.

"My dream is that I make it. I will be patient, I will work hard," said Gai Yang Top, a runner with Team Refugee.

The team, which consists of refugees from South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia, train six days a week in the high altitude of Ngong Hills to prepare for international competitions like the Olympics.

 A girl walks the narrow footpaths of Lamu, Kenya.

A girl walks the narrow footpaths of Lamu, Kenya.

 Boat driver Kenga has a spa experience on a small island near Watatmu, Kenya. 

Boat driver Kenga has a spa experience on a small island near Watatmu, Kenya. 

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 Musa Gali wipes his face, which is partially covered with a large, cancerous tumor, during our final interview in November 2017.  The 46-year-old farmer and father of seven was diagnosed with ocular cancer, a potentially treatable condition in Uganda, at least, until the country’s only radiotherapy machine broke down in April 2016. There was no hope of saving him after.   “I have a lot of pain because of the breakdown of the machine,” he said, his voice growing more strained with every word. “If they had replaced it, I would not be in this situation now. I would not be suffering.”

Musa Gali wipes his face, which is partially covered with a large, cancerous tumor, during our final interview in November 2017.

The 46-year-old farmer and father of seven was diagnosed with ocular cancer, a potentially treatable condition in Uganda, at least, until the country’s only radiotherapy machine broke down in April 2016. There was no hope of saving him after. 

“I have a lot of pain because of the breakdown of the machine,” he said, his voice growing more strained with every word. “If they had replaced it, I would not be in this situation now. I would not be suffering.”

 Children greet visitors in Jinja, Uganda.

Children greet visitors in Jinja, Uganda.

 Families wait for emergency food relief at a distribution site in Baringo County, Kenya.  Kenya is one of several East African countries experiencing a severe drought leading to widespread food insecurity throughout the region.

Families wait for emergency food relief at a distribution site in Baringo County, Kenya.

Kenya is one of several East African countries experiencing a severe drought leading to widespread food insecurity throughout the region.

 A portrait of Susan Wairimu, a 50-year-old baker in Kawangware, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Oxfam, 2017. 

A portrait of Susan Wairimu, a 50-year-old baker in Kawangware, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Oxfam, 2017. 

 Wedding portrait in Diani, Kenya. 

Wedding portrait in Diani, Kenya. 

 A boy holds a bouquet of flowers in Bangkok, Thailand. April 2016. 

A boy holds a bouquet of flowers in Bangkok, Thailand. April 2016. 

 Beach cleaner Bob Shaban with a handful of freshwater snails pulled from the banks of Lake Victoria in Uganda. These small snails often harbor the parasitic flatworm that transmits schistosomiasis.  RTI , 2017.

Beach cleaner Bob Shaban with a handful of freshwater snails pulled from the banks of Lake Victoria in Uganda. These small snails often harbor the parasitic flatworm that transmits schistosomiasis. RTI, 2017.

 Kenga holds a trio of starfish in Watatmu, Kenya. 

Kenga holds a trio of starfish in Watatmu, Kenya. 

 Fashion shoot for Lillibare in Nairobi, Kenya.

Fashion shoot for Lillibare in Nairobi, Kenya.