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Here's the dawn, Dr Malaria: Iraq, 1958

Kurd man walking and Kurd women carrying water in goat skin bags, Iraq
WHO/Edouard Boubat

Slide 10

Kurd women, like many other women in the Middle East, are used to carrying out the heavier manual jobs. Water-duty is one of these tasks. Often it must be carried several miles in goat skin bags which weigh about 70 pounds.

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