28. Health clinic

Gaza City, Gaza Strip

2015

Giclée print on Hahnemühle photo rag paper

30 x 21 cm

$180

5/5 edition (+ AP)

A female doctor measures the height of a girl in a women and children's health clinic in Gaza City. A combination of the continuing economic blockade on Gaza by Israel, dwindling fresh water supplies, substandard sewerage systems and overcrowding has created fertile ground for a range of serious health issues across Gaza. Here children are particularly vulnerable to both physical and psychological ailments. A 2012 report by Save the Children and Medical Aid for Palestinians has stated that 10% of children in Gaza under the age of 5 suffer from stunted growth caused by malnutrition. It also stated 58.6% of school children suffer from anaemia (caused by iron deficiency). 

Gaza's Children: Falling Behind - The Effect of the Blockade on Child Health in Gaza (report by Save the Children and Medical Aid for Palestinians - 2012)

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