Hospital Pediátrico Legaría
Hospital Pediátrico Legaría funded by the Secretariat of Health. All patients who come here are covered by the national program Seguro Popular. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
Aerial view of Mexico City and the World Trade Center Mexico City
Aerial view of Mexico City and the World Trade Center Mexico City. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
Centro Medico American British Cowdray Medical Center
Centro Medico American British Cowdray Medical Center. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
Typewriter used for patient records at a hospital that treats patients covered by the national health insurance program Seguro Popular
Typewriter used for patient records at a hospital that treats patients covered by the national health insurance program Seguro Popular. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
Waiting room at Hospital Pediátrico Legaría
Waiting room at Hospital Pediátrico Legaría that transforms into a makeshift dormitory for parents in the evening. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
Three-month-old Niña Cologna Menendez was admitted to the emergency neonatal unit for chronic seizures.
Three-month-old Niña Cologna Menendez was admitted to the emergency neonatal unit for chronic seizures. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
Six-month-old Ian Sanchez Esquival is suffering from chronic seizures resulting from untreated gastroenteritis
Six-month-old Ian Sanchez Esquival is suffering from chronic seizures resulting from untreated gastroenteritis. Ian will most likely be blind and deaf and continue to suffer from chronic seizures. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
A  three-month-old infant admitted to the emergency neonatal unit for severe malnutrition and chronic seizures
A three-month-old infant admitted to the emergency neonatal unit for severe malnutrition and chronic seizures. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
A nurse at Hospital Pediátrico Legaría tends to an infant with neural damage.
A nurse at Hospital Pediátrico Legaría tends to an infant with neural damage. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
A nurse at Hospital Pediátrico Legaría tends to an eight-year-old boy who suffered a stroke
A nurse at Hospital Pediátrico Legaría tends to an eight-year-old boy who suffered a stroke. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
A young boy waits for his baby brother at an emergency care center
A young boy waits for his baby brother at an emergency care center. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
An untouched playground for children at Hospital Pediátrico Legaría
An untouched playground for children at Hospital Pediátrico Legaría. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
Hospital Pediátrico Legaría
Aerial view of Mexico City and the World Trade Center Mexico City
Centro Medico American British Cowdray Medical Center
Typewriter used for patient records at a hospital that treats patients covered by the national health insurance program Seguro Popular
Waiting room at Hospital Pediátrico Legaría
Three-month-old Niña Cologna Menendez was admitted to the emergency neonatal unit for chronic seizures.
Six-month-old Ian Sanchez Esquival is suffering from chronic seizures resulting from untreated gastroenteritis
A  three-month-old infant admitted to the emergency neonatal unit for severe malnutrition and chronic seizures
A nurse at Hospital Pediátrico Legaría tends to an infant with neural damage.
A nurse at Hospital Pediátrico Legaría tends to an eight-year-old boy who suffered a stroke
A young boy waits for his baby brother at an emergency care center
An untouched playground for children at Hospital Pediátrico Legaría

Hospital Pediátrico Legaría was established to provide federal government funding to the unemployed and uninsured, but is drastically underfunded. The lack of medical technology and educational efforts cannot be fixed by the attending practitioners. Patients are left with lasting disabilities.

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Ariel view of Mexico City and the World Trade Center Mexico City. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016.
Mexico is considered the most advanced of the developing countries. Yet access to medical technology is reserved for those who can pay for private hospital care, excluding many of the most needy.

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