Picturing health: 35 years of photojournalism at WHO


Sitapur Eye Hospital: India, 1961
A patient uses his good eye to write a letter, Sitapur Eye Hospital, India
WHO/T.S. Satyan

In 1961, T.S. Satyan created a photo report on efforts to prevent blindness in northern India. His photographs focused specifically on the doctors and patients of the Sitapur Eye Hospital in Uttar Pradesh. He documented cataract surgery, rehabilitation programmes, and preventive treatment initiatives. The photographs from this report were published on several occasions in the World Health magazine.

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