Interactive images are used to stimulate a patient at coma rehabilitation clinic Istituto Sant'Anna. In the past 18 years, the southern Italian institute has helped 1,200 people emerge from comas. It is a rare world class medical centre in one of Europe's poorest regions.
Quality of health care in Calabria is among the worst in Italy; infant mortality is the highest in the country. More patients from Calabria than from any other region seek treatment elsewhere, according to the health ministry.