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Reference : V-P-IL-E-02458
Date : 21/11/2011
Caption : Gaza city, Shifa hospital. Patients in the heamodialysis unit.
Photographer : EL BABA, Iyad
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, Photo gallery, 26-01-2012

Gaza: health care is in danger

In the Gaza Strip, the shortage of essential medical supplies is a major problem for thousands of desperate patients, especially those with kidney failure or cancer. To make matters worse, the power supply is intermittent and the voltage fluctuates. This can disrupt life-saving health care, sometimes forcing patients to restart their treatment..

The haemodialysis department in Shifa hospital is open seven days a week, but is faced with constant shortages of essential drugs like Erythropoietin and of disposables such as blood lines. This leaves patients fearing for their lives, and doctors feeling helpless.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3504x2336
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour