Global Health

9 striking images from the 2019 Wellcome Photography Prize on health and humanity

humanity health mother son disease healthcare virus epidemic pandemic zika malaria ambulance blindness impaired accessibility depression suicide anxiety transplant

The Forum and its partners are working towards helping those affected in these human stories - here's how. Image: Unsplash/Kelli McClintock

Alice Hazelton
Programme Lead, Science and Society, World Economic Forum
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Global Health is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

Global Health

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil epidemic outbreak zika virus disease spread contamination data tourism
Hold Me Mother, 2018. Image: Felipe Fittipaldi / Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.

What is the World Economic Forum doing about epidemics?

Mpala Research Centre, northern Kenya disease baboon disease transmission infection outbreak
Virus Hunters, 2017. Image: David Chancellor / Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.
Have you read?
London, United Kingdom mental health teenage suicide depression scar cut anxiety self harm
Self-Harm – The Teenage Epidemic (Alan), 2018. Image: Jude Wacks / Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.
Nasir, Upper Nile, South Sudan trachoma sanitation hygiene blind sight vision impaired
Saving Sight, 2013. Image: Adriane Ohanesian / Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.
Chongwe, Zambia malaria ambulance driver community healthcare system worker durgs disease
Dismuss and His Malaria Ambulance, 2014. Image: Brent Stirton / Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.
Jouarre, France artificial intelligence robotics paris healthcare exercise alzheimers ageing
Zora the Robot Care-Giver, 2018. Image: Dmitry Kostyukov / Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.
Riga, Latvia blind impaired vision city braille disability accessibility
City for the Blind, 2016–17. Image: Hieronymus Ahrens / Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.
Tehran, Iran motor impairment hair loss disease rare uncommon inherited parents
The Hidden Visible, 2017. Image: Mona Mona Hoobehfekr / Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.
Kiev, Ukraine mother son HIv aids disease transmission birth pregnancy positive negative
Valeria and Tymofii, 2017. Image: Chris de Bode / Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
Global HealthDavos 2020Health and Healthcare
World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.


What is the best time to exercise for heart health

World Health Organization

June 2, 2023

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum