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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03347-N
Date : 01/05/2022
Country/Region : ETHIOPIA
Title : Ethiopia : hospitals under strain from conflict
Duration : 00:08:05
Director : CHEGE, Eric Samson
Cameraman : CHEGE, Eric Samson
Editor : CHEGE, Eric Samson
Person appearing :
MURSHED, Sally (coordinatrice médicale, CICR)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
CHEGE, Eric Samson
Description : “I was hit three times by bullets in my leg. I am being treated at Hayk hospital now. They told me the bullet is located way too deep and that it is hard to operate. I am just doing check-ups every week in case the bullet moves even deeper. But it is hard because it is located close to my nerves and the hospital doesn’t have the proper materials to operate as these were stolen”, explains Melaku Aragaw,a chemistry teacher in Hayk city.
Health facilities in Northern Ethiopia are under severe strain as the conflict continues for nearly a year and a half. Attacks against healthcare personnel and facilities are a major humanitarian concern, and the risk to medical personnel reduces healthcare provision for those who need it most.
“It’s very painful. Sometimes you want to cry because you think why am I coming to this hospital if I’m not to give the proper care that I should give to my patients,” said Dr. Tesfaye at Ayder Hospital, Mekele.
Strengthening humanitarian support to health facilities and improving access to health for all is a top priority for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), working closely alongside the Ethiopian Red Cross Society.
In Northern Ethiopia, especially in the Tigray, Amhara and Afar regions, the ICRC is supporting referral hospitals and general hospitals to enable them to treat weapon wounded patients and maintain essential medical services.
“We support a range of health facilities including maintaining the structures of hospital, health centers and supplying them with medicine and medical equipment that they urgently need. This support has covered 34 hospitals and more than 59 health centers so far”, explained Dr. Sally Murshed, health coordinator at the ICRC.
Other language : International soundtrack
English title : Ethiopia : hospitals under strain from conflict
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1280 x 720
Aspect ratio : 16/9
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