GLOBAL HEALTH 50/50
HOSPITAL UNDER DEVASTATING FLOOD WATER
by Ziaul Huque
In the flooded lobby of Chittagong Maternal & Childcare Hospital in Bangladesh, a mother and her child, wait to receive medical treatment. They sit and stand on blue plastic chairs that appear to hover over the swirling, muddy water. Every year, heavy rains generate floods caused by unplanned urbanisation and climate change that submerge the hospital's ground floor. This makes it even harder for patients to get help. Despite these challenges, the hospital remains a symbol of hope and trust for the community, as there are no viable alternatives nearby.
Ziaul Huque is a photographer and engineer from Bangladesh, he has achieved recognition through numerous national and international photography awards.