Community//

American Photographer Jeff Colhoun Captures Impact of Humanitarian Aid in Africa

Giving Back Gives Hope in the Ivory Coast

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres on our open platform. We publish pieces as written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team and must meet our guidelines prior to being published.

Africa’s Ivory Coast was once a buzzing trade hub. Despite the country having stunning resorts, rain forests, and history, unfortunately, disease and serious health issues continue to prevail in the region. Award-winning American photographer and cinematographer Jeff Colhoun has dedicated recent work, capturing perseverance through humanitarian aid in Africa’s Ivory Coast. 

The Cote d’Ivoire suffers from tremendous endemic diseases and health issues. The country has developed programs to help control these and other diseases, but their resources are very limited. The artist works with and spotlights humanitarian organizations that make large impact through providing free medical care, procedures, medications, education and training to these underserved communities and people. Colhoun shares the inspiring story of international support, perseverance, positive impact, and real people who have been saved. Colhoun’s documentary features dynamic, powerful storytelling, and meaningful imagery.

Two orphans in Divo, Cote dIviore.

The total population of Cote d’Ivoire is approximately 24 million, with only 29 Hospitals, as well as various clinics, and health centers set up in the area. In the film, viewers get a glimpse into the region’s public medical services. In the documentary, we can see Ivorian hospital facilities and equipment date back to the 1960-80s with substandard facilities and limited supplies. As detailed in Colhoun’s piece, the region suffers from many endemic diseases and health issues. The country has developed programs to help control these and other diseases. The artist highlights various humanitarian efforts such as emergency operations, vaccination programs, and other efforts by mobile health units providing treatment.

These gracious American humanitarian organizations and director Jeff Colhoun have spearheaded the effort to provide free medical care, procedures, medications, education and training to these underserved communities and people in need. Colhoun’s film shares the impact and inspiration of aid to these adults and children suffering from the lack of quality health care in Africa and other impoverished countries. Colhoun’s film is an inspiring story of international support, perseverance, positive impact, and people that have been saved.

    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    You might also like...

    Community//

    “We are FILO, First In and Last Out”

    by Yitzi Weiner
    Community//

    Social Impact Heroes: Why Dr. William Novick travels across the world to save children with congenital heart defects

    by Yitzi Weiner
    Community//

    Social Impact Heroes: How Peter Knights and WildAid have helped to reduce the demand for products like elephant ivory, rhino horn and shark fin in Asia

    by Yitzi Weiner
    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.