Global Images Contest 2007-2008

The tractor has the right of way.

Honorable Mention

This photo was taken outside the Bole District Hospital in the Northern Region of Ghana. The tractor may not have flashy wheels, lighting speed, or a wailing siren, but in this rural environment, its role is just as significant. The doctors may operate with outdated instruments, but regardless, they have the power to restore the sight of hundreds of people each year. We must not forget that health care is not focused on the latest techniques and equipment, but on resourcefulness and compassion.

Ruru Wang '09