ID#: 22461
Captured in 2015, at the Kebila Health Center, Mali, by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff member, Caitlin Worrell, this image depicted a 47-year-old patient named Mia, who due to lymphatic filariasis (LF), had suffered with lymphedema for 30-years. Her leg showed signs of stage-3 lymphedema with shallow folds and swelling. In this view, Mia was showing us the soap she uses to cleanse her lower extremities, which had been given to her, as a participant in the CDC-sponsored lymphedema management training program. To reduce the suffering of people affected by LF, the CDC has partnered with Mali’s Ministry of Health to support patients who have already developed LF-related disease. See PHIL 22460, to see Mia demonstrate the leg cleansing technique, using this soap and water.

This picture was an entry in the 2016 CDC Connects, Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the category of People-International.

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Content Providers(s): CDC/ CDC Connects
Creation Date: 2015
Photo Credit: Caitlin Worrell
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