Health care in Sukabumi is most often provided by doctors and paramedics rotating among the villages. In an emergency, Sukabumi villagers must travel by ‘ojek’ (motorcycle taxi) to the nearest hospital 30-40 km away at a very high cost. The most common health problems found in Sukabumi are skin diseases often caused by dirty water, kaki gajah (elephantiasis) caused by a parasite living in the soil, toddler malnutrition, women’s reproductive health. These conditions occurred due to communities lack of basic
necessities such as clean water and appropriate toilets. Poverty and lack of education regarding health issues also contribute to the problem. In the area there is a cadre—trained by Dinas Kesehatan (Office of Health) to conduct health campaigns involving the posyandu-clinic activity. The cadre also helps members of the community with health problems to get appropriate health care from the state hospital. Sadly, this method is ineffective. Using Photovoice photographs, the village leader and the photographers presented the health issues in their areas to the Dinas Kesahatan.