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Floating Hospitals in Bangladesh

A working trip to cover the work of floating hospitals in Bangladesh and MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) who serve the hospitals by flying in doctors, surgeons and medical supplies to remote and waterlogged parts of the country

The images were posted direct from Bangladesh as the trip progressed

The MAF floating plane

The MAF floating plane

approaches the 'Friendship' hospital boat at Gaibanda
Pilot, Marco

Pilot, Marco

paddles the plane to the shore to secure the anchor
Co-Pilot Babu

Co-Pilot Babu

enlists a little local help to secure the plane to the shore
The Gangway

The Gangway

to the IMPACT floating hospital
Patients walk

Patients walk

from the shore to the ship
Welcoming committee

Welcoming committee

Children gather at the shore side of the 'Friendship' boat
Women waiting

Women waiting

for preliminary eye tests
A man with cataracts

A man with cataracts

looks out from the boat the shore
Eye test

Eye test

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Preliminary eye tests

Preliminary eye tests

are carried out in the corridor or any available space on the crowded ship
Awaiting cataract surgery

Awaiting cataract surgery