1994 Photo Contest, People in the News, 2nd prize

Ricardo Dávila Wood


01 January, 1993

In the last three years, more than 12,000 children and some 1,700 adults from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus have traveled to Cuba to receive treatment for diseases resulting from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. At a hospital in a seaside resort some 250 doctors and nurses work at the former summer camp, where the patients are treated free of charge. Most of them suffer from leukemia, other blood disorders and various types of cancer. They stay at the hospital, surrounded by parks and sandy beaches, for eight weeks to two years.

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Ricardo Dávila Wood

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