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At Lagos University Teaching Hospital, the cleft care team continue to carry out surgeries despite being in the midst of a pandemic. Photo: Andrew Esiebo

In late June, reporter Linus Unah and photographer/videographer Andrew Esiebo undertook an assignment for Devex in Lagos, Nigeria. The movement challenges posed by COVID-19 made it impossible to send a Devex reporter to Nigeria, so we pivoted to working with a freelance, in-country multimedia reporting team for this visual story project. Linus reflects on the experience.

I loathe the sight of blood.

So when I was contacted to take on this assignment to document the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare system as well as the impact Smile Train’s regular training is having on local surgeons and other health care workers, I hoped there wouldn’t be any blood involved. …


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