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Dangerous Medicine: Inside An Afghan Hospital

Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar is the only public hospital serving five southern provinces in Afghanistan. In the children's intensive care unit, toddlers sleep two or three to a bed.
Holly Pickett for NPR
Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar is the only public hospital serving five southern provinces in Afghanistan. In the children's intensive care unit, toddlers sleep two or three to a bed.
A mother looks despondently at her premature baby girl, held by Alho, in the women's intensive care unit. The mother tried to breast-feed the baby, but had no milk.
Holly Pickett for NPR
A mother looks despondently at her premature baby girl, held by Alho, in the women's intensive care unit. The mother tried to breast-feed the baby, but had no milk.
Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar is the only public hospital serving five southern provinces in Afghanistan. In the children's intensive care unit, toddlers sleep two or three to a bed.
Holly Pickett for NPR
Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar is the only public hospital serving five southern provinces in Afghanistan. In the children's intensive care unit, toddlers sleep two or three to a bed.

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