Pharmacy in a Bucket

On the streets of Haiti, untrained vendors make a living selling medications out of plastic buckets.
The illegal sales—sometimes of knockoffs, counterfeits and expired drugs—have led to dangerous situations for some Haitians.
As part of a National Geographic project about medical access in more than 2 dozen countries, photographers Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti document the vendors and their portable pharmacies piled high with pills.
“Pharmacists are an endangered species” in Haiti, says local drug importer Lionel Étienne. “Medicine is considered an ordinary consumer good.”
Source: National Geographic

Comments +

1 comment

June 17, 2017

Compared to no access at all, this is a huge improvement. Imagine that the poorest people in Haiti have better access than American's who have to go without if they can't pay the full ticket.

Post a Comment

Restricted HTML

  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Back to top