Dominic Chavez is an award-winning photographer who has covered a wide range of issues, but his specialty in the last decade has been to create vivid images relating to the health of people in the poorest countries of the world. For 12 years, he worked for The Boston Globe, where he traveled widely, covering the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as well as documenting health issues in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. For the last six years, his work has been featured in eight books published by Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the United Nations Foundation, the Aspen Institute, Management Sciences for Health and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. In 2007-2008, he was a media fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
In 2013 Dominic traveled with World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim and the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to the DR Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, documenting maternal and infant health and access to clean water issues in these fragile and conflict-affected countries. In addition, Dominic also traveled with the World Bank to Peru, Bolivia and Chile, documenting efforts to fight poverty.
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