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Gaza burn victims get 3D-printed face masks made close to home

Medecins Sans Frontieres-France and a local business are now supplying 3D printed burn masks to help Gaza burn patients heal. In the past, the masks were only available when they traveled to Jordan for surgery, but coronavirus restrictions have made that journey difficult.

February 12, 2021 / 04:57 PM IST
Palestinian man Ahmed Al-Natour, who has severe facial burns and was provided a 3D transparent face mask by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), gestures as he holds his child at his home in Gaza City February 9. (Image: Reuters)
Palestinian man Ahmed Al-Natour, who has severe facial burns and was provided a 3D transparent face mask by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), gestures as he holds his child at his home in Gaza City February 9. (Image: Reuters)
Palestinian boy Ahmed Al-Deeb, who has severe facial burns, is fitted with a 3D transparent face mask, at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)'s clinic in Gaza City February 8. (Image: Reuters)
Palestinian boy Ahmed Al-Deeb, who has severe facial burns, is fitted with a 3D transparent face mask, at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)'s clinic in Gaza City February 8. (Image: Reuters)
A physiotherapist scans the face of Ahmed Al-Deeb to provide him with a 3D transparent face mask, at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)'s clinic in Gaza City February 8. (Image: Reuters)
A physiotherapist scans the face of Ahmed Al-Deeb to provide him with a 3D transparent face mask, at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)'s clinic in Gaza City February 8. (Image: Reuters)
Ahmed Al-Deeb waits to be fitted with a 3D transparent face mask, at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)'s clinic in Gaza City February 8. (Image: Reuters)
Ahmed Al-Deeb waits to be fitted with a 3D transparent face mask, at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)'s clinic in Gaza City February 8. (Image: Reuters)
A physiotherapist scans the face of Ahmed Al-Deeb, who has severe facial burns, to provide him with a 3D transparent face mask, at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)'s clinic in Gaza City February 8. (Image: Reuters)
A physiotherapist scans the face of Ahmed Al-Deeb, who has severe facial burns, to provide him with a 3D transparent face mask, at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)'s clinic in Gaza City February 8. (Image: Reuters)
A physiotherapist prepares to put a 3D transparent mask on the face of Ahmed Al-Deeb at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)'s clinic in Gaza City February 8. (Image: Reuters)
A physiotherapist prepares to put a 3D transparent mask on the face of Ahmed Al-Deeb at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)'s clinic in Gaza City February 8. (Image: Reuters)
Physiotherapists put a 3D transparent mask on the face of Ahmed Al-Deeb at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)'s clinic in Gaza City February 8. (Image: Reuters)
Physiotherapists put a 3D transparent mask on the face of Ahmed Al-Deeb at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)'s clinic in Gaza City February 8. (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Feb 12, 2021 04:57 pm

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