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Reference : V-P-IL-E-02462
Date : 20/11/2011
Caption : Gaza city, Shifa hospital. Patient in the haemodialysis 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..

In November and December 2011, the ICRC managed to deliver 2,400 blood line units to Gaza hospitals. On three occasions, it also helped transfer haemodialysis supplies from the Ministry of Health in Ramallah to the Ministry of Health in Gaza to keep the service running.
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Resolution : 3504x2336
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour