Bjoern Steinz: Recognised and Represented

A woman visits a gynecologist for a check-up but the office demands she pay a fee for a service that is free. A young child and his parents are never informed about vaccination for measles, mumps, and rubella. A man in need of dialysis is thrown out of the hospital because he asks for transportation reimbursement, which is required by law.

These are just a few of the many health rights violations Roma people face in Macedonia. But the work of Roma paralegals is having a profound impact on Roma health in their communities.

Commissioned and Produced by the Open Society Foundations

Photography: Björn Steinz/Panos Pictures
Sound recording: Dragan Milojevic
Video editing: Andrew Hida