Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar


Mirwais is the main public hospital serving five southern provinces--the injured and sick must travel long distances to get here. As security has deteriorated in the South, many international NGO's have pulled their staff from the area and shut down regional offices, stunting development in a region where it is badly needed. However, International Committee of the Red Cross continues its work at Mirwais.

In the children's intensive care unit toddlers sleep two or three to a bed.

In the children's intensive care unit toddlers sleep two or three to a bed.

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