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Life and death, day after day
  1. J Jaime Miranda
  1. International Health and Medical Education Centre, University College London, The Archway Campus, Union Building, 2–10 Highgate Hill, London N19 5LW, UK; j.mirandaucl.ac.uk

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    The image, a corridor outside a medical ward in a main hospital of an African country, was taken around the time dedicated for family visits. A dead body, being carried to the morgue, some visitors and others are part of the day to day scenario in some settings. In countries ravaged by high mortality rates for various reasons, it could seem “normal” to walk between dead bodies and live ones. In fact, that is life for millions of people… to live at the edge of death.


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