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A terminal atmosphere

  • Darren Taylor
Evelyn Itumeleng is one of thousands of South Africans suffering from the ravages of HIV and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.
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Evelyn Itumeleng is confined to a wheelchair in her Kagiso home west of Johannesburg. She is one of hundreds of thousands of South Africans suffering from infectious and non-commuicable diseases. (Photo by Darren Taylor)
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Evelyn Itumeleng is confined to a wheelchair in her Kagiso home west of Johannesburg. She is one of hundreds of thousands of South Africans suffering from infectious and non-commuicable diseases. (Photo by Darren Taylor)

Itumeleng is comforted by palliative care nurse Snowy Nkoana (left). They laugh together over Itumeleng's steadfast dedication to complete a memory book on the table the major events in her life for her children. (Photo by Darren Taylor)
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Itumeleng is comforted by palliative care nurse Snowy Nkoana (left). They laugh together over Itumeleng's steadfast dedication to complete a memory book on the table the major events in her life for her children. (Photo by Darren Taylor)

Nkoana trudges up a street in Munsieville, an impoverished township near Krugersdorp. She says after years of public health campaigns too many South Africans still die as a result of HIV. (Photo by Darren Taylor)
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Nkoana trudges up a street in Munsieville, an impoverished township near Krugersdorp. She says after years of public health campaigns too many South Africans still die as a result of HIV. (Photo by Darren Taylor)

Morphine keeps throat cancer patient Abraham Motlabane alive. "I can feel the cancer spreading through my body. But I’m happy because I have people who care for me.” (Photo by Darren Taylor)
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Morphine keeps throat cancer patient Abraham Motlabane alive. "I can feel the cancer spreading through my body. But I’m happy because I have people who care for me.” (Photo by Darren Taylor)

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