A burden too heavy

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    Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2012

    She is only sixteen
    Isn’t it too early for her?
    Isn’t it too heavy for her?

    Sixteen years old Salma and her 2 months old son Imran Khan, came to icddr,b as her new born child was suffering from pneumonia. Imran Khan was a premature baby.

    Each year, icddr,b treats more than 110,000 patients, 35,000 of whom would die without treatment. Icddr,b treat these people just for free. ICDDR,B depends on donations to continue this lifesaving treatment. We depend on you to be able to continue saving lives.

    Every dollar, pound, euro and taka makes a difference to the health of poor people in Bangladesh and around the world. Whatever you decide to donate, all contributions to ICDDR,B are significant.

    It’s your generosity that enables icddr,b to create lasting change in the lives of thousands of people around the world and Bangladesh through their long-term development and research work carried out from our Centre here in Bangladesh.

    icddr,b greatly appreciate your support. Help icddr,b in saving millions of lives.

    Please do not use this image without my permission.

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    1. Pewald 35 months ago | reply


      I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
      National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?

    2. rocallosa 35 months ago | reply

      Heartbreaking . . . .

    3. juanvvalls 35 months ago | reply

      Your wonderful capture was seen in Black & White Photos
      Add 1 – Comment 2

    4. D. Bouguerra 35 months ago | reply

      Extraordinary pic.

      National Geographic Group
      please tag your photo as "ngc"

    5. Davor Curić 35 months ago | reply

      Very nice work - I like it!
      Welcome to see my photo-blog:

    6. Nadine Kollakowski Fotografie 35 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot!

      My latest photo:

    7. druss2007/dwr 35 months ago | reply

      A Story is told through your photo. Excellent.

    8. dleany 35 months ago | reply

      Too young to be so sad.

    9. Ginny_Belle 35 months ago | reply

      A child with a child. Very heartbreaking image.

    10. torfmauke - ǝʞnɐɯɟɹoʇ 35 months ago | reply

      heart touching capture

      I have seen it on your photostream!
      Please visit ۞TORFMAUKE's PHOTOSTREAM ۞ !

    11. h.nijssen5 IN SURINAME NOW 35 months ago | reply

      the eyes speak and tell the sad story
      you confront us with this story
      there must be donne a lot
      and it is good to show the world this story
      good work

    12. rox_aria 35 months ago | reply

      very dramatic,great shot!

    13. Taste_of_Cherry 35 months ago | reply

      loving these series of works...

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