The Best of 2018.

Updated: Dec 26, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, I wanted to thank all of you for being part of my journey(s). It's been an exciting, but challenging year and I look forward to helping you discover more in 2019.

Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment, share and words of encouragement throughout 2018.

A highlight was definitely the assignment for Novartis working on a story on the roll-out of 'SMS for Life Initiative' in Zambia. The program aims to eliminate stock-outs of essential medicines through simple, affordable and widely available technologies and to fight back Malaria. During my assignment in Zambia I've covered the daily life of a few healthcare workers from peripheral health facilities incl. a prison health centre situated outside the correctional facility but within walking distance.

The project SMS for Life", an initiative of Novartis Social Business, has been awarded during the 3rd Commonwealth Digital Health Conference in Srilanka! The initiative received the Commonwealth Digital Health Award 2018 for the category emergency informatics. What a fabulous recognition and a great motivation to continue the journey to improve access to medicines for low and middle income countries.

Proud that my images made it into this trailer explaining the power of this technology: Watch the #youtube trailer SMS for Life - bringing digital health solutions to rural communities

Some of my favorite shots from my trip to Zambia:

© 2018

In 2019 you’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re DOING something.

Take the chance - Have a blast!

Best wishes for the holidays and coming new year.

✭Explore. Dream. Discover.✭

Martin Vogt

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Martin Vogt's body of work spans vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains a human and nature element.

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