Reference : V-P-AF-E-01891
Date : 11/01/2013
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : South of the country, Helmand province, Lashkar Gah, ICRC regional orthopaedic centre. A young boy smiles during a session trying on his new artificial limb.
Photographer : MAGUIRE, Sean
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Continuing conflict, poverty and the size of the country make it impractical to expect patients to travel to Kabul, so orthopaedic centres have been opened in the main regions to bring care to where it is needed.

For the disabled and for those who have lost limbs in the conflict, the seven orthopaedic centres operated by the ICRC across Afghanistan are their only source for artificial limbs, physiotherapy and wheelchairs, and for assistance in rejoining the educational system, society and the workforce.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 2592x3888
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour