Misisi - Adam Photography


Misisi Compound has been identified as one of the five worst slums in Sub Saharan Africa. Due to a lack of resources there has been poor record keeping, but according to best estimates, there are between 80 and 90,000 people living in the area.

The average life expectancy is around 32 years. HIV/AIDS remains a huge problem. A majority of the children living here have lost at least one parent to the disease. There is also a prevalence of many other diseases in the area. Cholera remains a big problem due to a lack of clean water. The area is also prone to floods during the rain season. Malaria is a major issue during the warmer seasons of the year. Health problems related to poverty, such as malnutrition create huge challenges in the day-to-day lives of the people.

Here's a video from 2013 made by CCTV about the toxic lake in the middle of Misisi and the shortage of clean water.

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