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Reference : V-P-AF-E-02569
Date : 12/2017
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Kandahar, Mirwais Regional Hospital. This baby wears a knitted sweaters donate by an ICRC colleague’s aunts and friends to keep him warm. This ICRC nurse from Kenya supervises and trains 57 Afghan nurses in the hospital’s paediatric department to deliver the best possible medical care. This little boy, not even a year old, is from Helmand. Many children are brought to the hospital from provinces that don’t have adequate medical services and facilities.
Photographer : GUILLOU, Ronan
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, 16.03.2018, Photo gallery: “Children undergoing treatment at Mirwais Regional Hospital in Kandahar wear sweaters knitted and donated by an ICRC colleague's aunts and friends in Norway and Switzerland.
The hospital's paediatric ward is a busy place – close to 175 children under the age of five are admitted here each week, besides over 450 births on an average on a weekly basis.
Since 1996, the ICRC has been providing technical and financial support to Mirwais hospital to ensure patients receive quality medical treatment and that services are free of cost. Besides the paediatric ward, the ICRC also supports the gynaecological ward, where many women receive medical attention and free treatment.”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 6000x4000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour