2021 AMI Online Salon
- Entrant Name: Todd Buck
- Client: Médecins Sans Frontières
- Copyright: Todd Buck, 2021
- Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop
- Final presentation format: Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases (print and electronic) and web/social media
- Primary Audience: Donors
For inclusion within report on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), disseminated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF is the global office of Doctors Without Borders. Chagas is one of six topics I created illustrations for to accompany report. The illustrations are being used for patient education, to raise public awareness of NTDs, and to raise funding for research and treatments. The illustrations have been used by MSF in social media campaigns around the world, including the UK, Ireland, South Sudan, India, and Pakistan. It is important that the individuals in the illustrations respectfully represent the ethnicity of the people living in areas of high incidence of the disease(s). Environment shows living conditions often associated with the diseases. In this case, poorly built mud huts can be infested with the vector, triatomine bugs, that bite while person is sleeping. Diagnostic blood screen is important since symptoms may not display for many years until it is not treatable.