Reference : V-P-AF-E-02086
Date : 09/2013
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Kandahar, Mirwais hospital. A mother and her infant daughter suffer from malnutrition. Children, mostly newborns in the paediatrics ward, suffer from malnutrition.
Photographer : SIMKIN, Jacob
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : 86 children, mostly newborns, lie on 55 beds in the paediatrics ward, all suffering from malnutrition. Many of the other children are afflicted by polio and tuberculosis-meningitis. Though road access to Kandahar has improved, lack of education amongst mothers and the consequent failure to identify illness, poverty and underdervelopped young mothers are some of the causes of high infant mortality.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3840x5760
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour