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Student Reviews

World Press Photo

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:0411433
  1. Tiago Villanueva, final year medical student1
  1. 1University of Lisbon

Did you know that in some Chinese villages up to 40% of the inhabitants became HIV positive in the '90s after selling their blood? Or that the rate of female self immolation increased in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime?


Getting treatment for self immolation

These health issues form an important part of this media photography exhibition, which covers the health news which has made the headlines in recent months and years.

World Press Photo is a not for profit organisation, the main goal of which is to support and promote press photographers worldwide. To make ends meet, it organises many activities, which culminate in the annual travelling exhibition, spanning 40 countries.

As the name implies, only award winning photographs are displayed. Although divided into different categories according to the subject depicted, they all relate to issues, events, or situations considered of great …

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