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Activity Report 1994-2009

EMERGENCY
3,663,738 patients treated: a number that sums up EMERGENCY’s first 15 years of work.
But this number alone is not enough to define our activity: it is also necessary to explain where
- in fifteen different countries, all ravaged by war and poverty - and how we treated these
people, with passion and professionalism, building and managing Hospitals, Surgical Centres
and Paediatric Centres, First Aid Posts, Rehabilitation Centres…

Why we treated them, however, needs no explanations: simply, these people needed to be
treated. The meaning of our doctors’ and nurses’ work around the globe is all here: to treat
those who suffer, without distinctions of ethnicity, ideology, gender, beliefs, religion.

In March 2009 we opened a new Paediatric Centre in the capital city of the Central African
Republic, Bangui: it has already given free healthcare to 15,306 children.
We’ve worked long and hard toward the building of the African Network of Medical Excellence
(ANME). It is an ambitious project aimed at fostering cooperation between different countries
in the continent, toward the building of healthcare facilities of a very high standard following
the model of the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery in Khartoum, Sudan: like the Salam Centre,
all these facilities will have a regional vocation. Paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology,
oncology, traumatology are only a few of the medical fields covered by this project,
which is meaningful above and beyond its clinical importance.
We believe that being able to have representatives of different countries - sometimes in open
conflict with one another - sitting at the same table, working on a common goal which is
the health of the populations, is a beautiful result, from a cultural and social point of view.

New projects will begin in the first few months of 2010, like the Paediatric Centre in Nyala,
South Darfur. And our engagement in Italy is growing, as well: building upon the positive
experience of the Clinic in Palermo, we are working to open other healthcare facilities
dedicated to the migrant population and to those in need.

As always, all of this is possible only through the support of thousands of volunteers
and friends like you: don’t hold it back.

Cecilia Strada
President of EMERGENCY
Every year war and poverty destroy the lives
of millions of people.

In today’s conflicts,
90% of the victims are civilians.
EMERGENCY is an independent and neutral
Italian organisation.

EMERGENCY provides free, high quality


medical and surgical treatment to the
civilian victims of war, landmines and
poverty.

EMERGENCY promotes a culture of peace,


solidarity and respect for human rights.
All EMERGENCY facilities are designed, built and run by specialised international personnel,
who train local staff.

Surgery Medicine Rehabilitation


Emergency and Trauma Surgery First Aid Physiotherapy
General Surgery Internal Medicine Prosthesis and Orthosis Production
Orthopaedic Surgery Interventional Cardiology Vocational training and cooperative
workshops for physically disabled
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Neonatology
Paediatric and Adult Cardiac Surgery Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Surgery for victims of war and landmines Ophthalmology
Paediatrics
Primary Health Care

Between 1994 and 2009, in the hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation centres run by
EMERGENCY, 3,663,738 people received high-quality medical care, free of charge.
Afghanistan
In 1999, EMERGENCY transformed a former military
compound in the village of Anabah, Panshir Valley,
into a Surgical Centre for War Victims.
In order to meet the needs of the local population,
the Centre progressively expanded its activities
to include emergency surgery and trauma care.
In 2003, Paediatric and Internal Medicine units
were opened within the same compound.
A Maternity Centre was opened in June 2003
to provide assistance to women and infants in an area
of the country that registers one of the world’s highest
mortality rates for both children and mothers.
To offer support to the women in the most remote
villages, field consultations in obstetrics and neonatal
care were established.

In the Spring of 2001, EMERGENCY opened a second


Surgical Centre for War Victims in Kabul.
In 2003, an Intensive Care Unit with 6 beds was added.

In September 2004, EMERGENCY opened a third


Surgical Centre for War Victims in Lashkar-gah,
the regional capital of Helmand Province, in the South
of Afghanistan. The hospital, named in memory of the
Italian writer Tiziano Terzani, is the only one to offer high
quality, free of charge healthcare in a war ravaged area.

In all the Afghan regions polluted with landmines


and lacking healthcare facilities, EMERGENCY has
established a network of First Aid Posts (FAPs)
and Health Centres, open 24/7, connected to its main
hospitals by an ambulance service to refer the most
urgent cases.

Since 2001 EMERGENCY has been running a Prisons


Clinic Programme to ensure medical assistance
to the inmates of the largest prisons in the country.

In 2006, EMERGENCY activated a programme of field


screening and treatment of Ophtalmic Diseases.
In 2009 only, 1,168 patients were attended at the Anabah
Centre and in the surrounding FAPs.
Uzbekistan China

Tajikistan
Turkmenistan

Anabah

Kabul
Afghanistan
Lashkar-gah

Iran Pakistan

EMERGENCY
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Anabah
Surgical and Medical Centre
Opened: December 1999
Activities:
Surgery for war and landmine victims
Emergency Surgery
Internal Medicine
Paediatrics
Facilities:
Emergency Department, Outpatient Department,
2 Operating Theatres, Intensive Care Unit, Surgical-
Medical Wards, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Laboratory
and Blood Bank, Pharmacy, Classrooms, Playroom,
Auxiliary Facilities, Maintenance Department.
Number of Beds: 70
Local staff: 211
As of December 2009
Admissions: 19,988
Outpatient consultations: 117,811
Surgical operations: 13,885

Anabah
Maternity Centre
Opened: June 2003
Activities:
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Neonatal Care
Facilities:
Emergency Department, Outpatient Department,
Operating Theatre, Intensive Care Unit, Patient
Wards, Nursery, Ultrasound, Delivery Room,
Diagnostics, Technical and Auxiliary Facilities shared
with the Surgical-Medical Centre.
Number of Beds: 25
Local staff: 33
As of December 2009
Admissions: 11,087
Outpatient consultations: 47,982
Surgical operations: 2,251
Births: 7,318
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Kabul
Surgical Centre
for War Victims
Opened: April 2001
Activities:
Surgery for war and landmine victims
Trauma Surgery
Facilities:
Emergency Department, Outpatient Department,
2 Operating Theatres, Sterilization, Intensive Care
Unit, Subintensive Care Unit, Surgical Wards,
Physiotherapy, CT Scan, Radiology, Laboratory
and Blood Bank, Pharmacy, Classrooms, Playroom,
Auxiliary Facilities, Maintenance Department.
Number of Beds: 95
Local staff: 275
As of December 2009
Admissions: 21,191
Outpatient consultations: 64,918
Surgical operations: 25,362

Afghanistan
First Aid Posts (FAPs)
and Primary Health Clinics
Number: 29
Locations:
Abdara, Ahangaran, Anabah, Anjuman, Bagram,
Bazarak, Changaram, Charikar, Dara, Darband,
Dashty Rewat, Ghazni, Grishk, Gulbahar, Horaty,
Kapisa, Khinch, Kohi-safi, Koklamy, Logar,
Mirbachakot, Paryan, Rokha, Said Khil, Sangi Khan,
Sayad and Shutul.

EMERGENCY also offers health care at the Juvenile


Rehabilitation Centre and the Tahi Mashkan
orphanage in Kabul.
Local staff: 201
As of December 2009
Outpatient consultations: 1,867,776
Patients referred to hospital: 22,185

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Lashkar-gah
Surgical Centre
for War Victims
Opened: September 2004
Activities:
Surgery for war and landmine victims
Trauma Surgery
Facilities:
Emergency Department, Outpatient Department,
2 Operating Theatres, Intensive Care Unit, Surgical
Wards, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Laboratory and
Blood Bank, Pharmacy, Classrooms, Playroom,
Auxiliary Facilities, Maintenance Department.
Number of Beds: 70
Local staff: 206
As of December 2009
Admissions: 10,015
Outpatient consultations: 56,900
Surgical operations: 11,662

Prison Programmes
Duab Prison: 694 patients examined and treated
from 2001 to 2003
Shebergan Prison: 13,338 patients examined
and treated from May 2002 to June 2004
Lashkar-gah Prison: 1,880 patients examined
and treated from February 2006 to December 2007
Prisons in Kabul (Governmental Jail, Investigation
Department, Pol-e-Charki): 223,784 patients
examined and treated as of December 2009
Local staff: 26

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Cambodia
In 1998, EMERGENCY opened a Surgical Centre
in Battambang, in the North of the country,
to guarantee surgical assistance and rehabilitation
to war and landmines victims. The Centre is dedicated
to the Italian journalist Ilaria Alpi, killed in Somalia in 1994.

Through the years, the activities of the Centre have been


expanded to include plastic and reconstructive surgery
for the correction of congenital malformations
and the effects of polio.

Since 2005, in agreement with the Ministry of Health,


the Centre’s activities have been extended to emergency
surgery and traumatology, thus making EMERGENCY’s
hospital the main referral centre for trauma care
in the entire province.
In 2006, the new physiotherapy ward for the
rehabilitation of the hospitalised patients was
inaugurated.

The international staff is involved in the professional


training of the local personnel, including workshops
for physiotherapists, nurses and surgeons currently
in residence at Phnom Penh University.

In order to provide emergency assistance to landmine


victims, in 1999 EMEGENCY activated 4 First Aid Posts
in the densely-mined district of Samlot, and along
the routes trodden by the refugees returning home
from Thailand. A fifth FAP was opened in January 2000
in Tasanh, featuring an in-patient ward for the treatment
of malaria, which is endemic in this area of the country.
In 2003, the operation of 4 of the FAPs was transferred
to the local authorities. In July 2009, the FAP of O’Tatiak,
in Samlot province, was also entrusted to the local
government.

In 2007, EMERGENCY activated a programme


of screening and surgical treatment of Ophtalmic
Diseases. In 2009, 718 patients were treated
at the Battambang Centre.

Laos
Thailand

Battambang
Samlot Cambodia

Phnom Penh
Vietnam

Gulf of Thailand

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Battambang
Surgical Centre
Opened: July 1998
Activities:
Surgery for war and landmine victims
Emergency Surgery
Orthopaedic and Plastic-reconstructive Surgery
Traumatology
Facilities:
Emergency Department, Outpatient Department,
3 Operating Theatres, Intensive Care Unit, Surgical
Wards, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Laboratory and
Blood Bank, Pharmacy, Classrooms, Playroom,
Auxiliary Facilities, Maintenance Department.
Number of Beds: 107
Local staff: 194
As of December 2009
Admissions: 24,956
Outpatient consultations: 93,646
Surgical operations: 27,038

O’Tatiak
First Aid Post (FAP)
1999 - July 2009
Local staff: 4
As of July 2009
Patients referred: 4,659
Outpatient consultations: 244,375*

*This figure also includes consultations at the FAP


in O’Rotkroh, Chamlong Kouy, Tasanh e O’Chom before
the facilities were transferred to the local authorities.

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Iraq
In 1995 EMERGENCY refurbished and reactivated
the hospital of Choman, a village in Iraqi Kurdistan
at the Iranian border. In 1996 and 1998, two Surgical
Centres were opened in Sulaimaniya and Erbil to provide
free, high quality healthcare to victims of war
and landmines. Both Centres have been expanded
to include units specialised in the treatment of burns
and spinal lesions.

In may 2005, having assessed the complete autonomy


reached by the local staff, and the adequate economic
resources of the Kurdish authorities, EMERGENCY
decided to entrust the management and running
of the two Surgical Centres and of the network of 22
First Aid Posts connected to them to the local Ministry
of Health. In nine years, the EMERGENCY Centres in Erbil
and Sulaimaniya, and the FAP network, treated over
330,000 people.

In 1998, EMERGENCY opened in Sulaimaniya


a Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration Centre
for amputees and other patients with motor disability.
The Centre features a rehabilitation ward,
and workshops for the production of prostheses
and orthoses. EMERGENCY also facilitates the social
reintegration of former patients through professional
training and vocational workshops, and financially
supports them in establishing small business
cooperatives to support their families.

Since 2008, EMERGENCY organises in Sulaimaniya


field missions for the screening of patients affected
by acquired and congenital heart diseases.
In cooperation with the Ministry of Health, patients
in need of surgical treatment are referred for surgery
to the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery, run by
EMERGENCY in Khartoum, Sudan.

Turkey

Sulaimaniya
Syria Iran
Iraq
Baghdad
Jordan

Saudi Arabia Kuwait

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Sulaimaniya
Rehabilitation
and Prosthetics Centre
Opened: February 1998
Activities:
Physical Rehabilitation
Prostheses and Orthoses Production
Cardiac screening and follow-up
Facilities:
Patient Wards, Physiotherapy, Indoor Swimming
Pool, Orthopaedic and Prosthetic Workshops,
Auxiliary Facilities.
Number of Beds: 41
Local staff: 91
As of December 2009
Admissions: 5,527
Sessions of Physiotherapy: 36,164
Upper Limb Prostheses: 728
Lower Limb Prostheses: 4,992
Orthoses: 716
Cardiological examinations: 140

Sulaimaniya
Social Reintegration Programme
Opened: 1998
Activities:
Vocational training and development of small
business cooperatives for the physically disabled
Facilities:
Classrooms, Vocational Training Workshops
(Professional Sewing, Leatherwork, Woodwork, Light
Carpentry, Shoemaking), Auxiliary Facilities.
As of December 2009
Trainee class graduates: 626
Cooperatives set up: 230

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Central African
Republic
In March 2009 EMERGENCY opened
a Paediatric Centre in Bangui, the capital city
of the Central African Republic, a country that ranks 171st
(out of 177) on the Human Development Index compiled
by the UNDP (United Nations’ Development Program).

Life expectancy is a mere 44 years, while the infant


mortality rate is 115 deaths every 1,000 children born
alive, compared to approximately 6 per 1,000 in the more
developed countries.

The Paediatric Centre, open 24/7, offers healthcare


services to children up to 14 years of age and promotes
public health and hygiene through educational activities.
EMERGENCY trains the local staff, both theoretically
and practically. The Centre includes a cardiology clinic
for screening of patients enrolled in the Salam Centre’s
Regional Programme.
After surgery in Sudan, the patients undergo post-op
follow-up at the Centre in Bangui, including free of charge
clinical monitoring and provision of drugs.

Approximately 70 children each day are treated


at the EMERGENCY Paediatric Centre in Bangui.

Chad
Sudan

Central African Republic


Bangui

Democratic Republic of
Congo

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Bangui
Paediatric Centre
Opened: March 2009
Activities:
Paediatrics
Paediatric Emergency Unit
Cardiac screening and follow-up
Facilities:
2 Paediatric Outpatient Departments, Cardiology
Outpatient Department, Ultra Sound, Radiology,
Laboratory, Pharmacy, Ward, Warehouse, Offices,
Auxiliary Facilities, External Waiting Area and
Playground.
Number of Beds: 8
Local staff: 56
As of December 2009
Admissions: 686
Outpatient visits: 14,620
Patients referred to hospital: 710
Cardiological examinations: 369

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Sierra Leone
At the end of 2000, a Surgical Centre was established
by EMERGENCY in Goderich, on the outskirts
of Freetown, the country’s capital. The hospital provides
treatment for the wounded and trauma patients.
Subsequently, admissions criteria have been widened
to include all patients requiring urgent surgical
procedures.

In the Spring of 2002, EMERGENCY opened, within


the hospital compound, a Paediatric Centre.
In 2003, two new wards were added, one of them
entirely dedicated to paediatric medicine for the
treatment of malaria, anemia and respiratory infections.
In 2005, a feeding programme was established, providing
treatment for malnourished children as well as hygiene
and nutritional education for the mothers.
In the same field, EMERGENCY in collaboration with
the University of Parma, Italy, developed in June 2008
a hypercaloric and hyperproteic ready-to-use food
(RUF) for malnourished children, locally prepared with
ingredients easily found in the country.

In 2006, a programme for oesophageal endoscopic


dilation was put in place, to cope with the high incidence
of internal burns due to accidental lye ingestion
by children. Lye is widely used for the home-making
of soap.

Since 2008, EMERGENCY organises in Goderich field


missions for the screening of patients affected
by acquired and congenital heart diseases.
Patients in need of surgical treatment are referred
for surgery to the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery,
run by EMERGENCY in Khartoum, Sudan.

Currently, the EMERGENCY Surgical and Paediatric


Centre is the only facility in the region to offer free
of charge healthcare and training programmes
for surgeons and anesthesiologists, in a country that still
suffers the consequences of a long and heavy war.
Guinea

Sierra Leone
Freetown
Goderich

Atlantic Ocean
Liberia

EMERGENCY
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Goderich
Surgical Centre
Opened: November 2001
Activities:
Emergency and General Surgery
Orthopaedic and Reconstructive Surgery
Trauma Surgery
Cardiac screening and follow-up
Facilities:
Emergency Department, Outpatient Department,
2 Operating Theatres, Sterilization, Intensive Care
Unit, Patient Wards, Physiotherapy, Radiology,
Laboratory and Blood Bank, Pharmacy, Classrooms,
Playroom, Auxiliary Facilities.
Number of Beds: 100
Local staff: 260
As of December 2009
Admissions: 18,419
Outpatient consultations: 157,036
Surgical operations: 17,350
Cardiological examinations: 140

Goderich
Paediatric Centre
Opened: April 2002
Activities:
Paediatrics
Facilities:
2 Outpatient Departments, Medical Ward, Waiting
Area, Technical and Auxiliary Facilities shared with
the Goderich Surgical Centre.
Number of Beds: 16
Local staff: 10
As of December 2009
Admissions: 7,692
Outpatient consultations: 92,439 15
Sudan
Between Spring 2004 - Summer 2005, EMERGENCY
intervened in North Darfur to support the hospitals
in Mellit and Al Fashir. EMERGENCY built a surgical block
at the Al Fashir hospital, with 2 operating theatres,
sterilization department and a 20 bed ward.

On the outskirts of the capital Khartoum, about


2 million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) live in slum
camps lacking even the most basic services.
In 2005, EMERGENCY opened a Paediatric Centre,
inside the Mayo IDPs camp, offering free of charge
primary healthcare assistance to about 300,000 people.
In addition to outpatient activities, the Centre features
an observation ward and an ambulance for the referral
of the most severe cases to the city’s hospitals.

A door-to-door follow-up and public health/hygiene


outreach service was established in Spring 2006,
involving health promoters selected from the local
community and trained by EMERGENCY’s
international staff.
Both at the Paediatric Centre and in the 8 sections
of the Mayo camp, EMERGENCY has begun a preventive
medicine programme, which includes health education,
screening of malnourished children and a vaccination
service for children up to 5 years of age, obstetric
consultations and family planning services.

In April 2007, EMERGENCY opened the Salam Centre


for Cardiac Surgery in Soba, a village along the banks
of the Blue Nile, about 20km outside Khartoum.
The Salam (meaning “peace” in Arabic) Centre
is the first centre of excellence in cardiac surgery
completely free of charge in the whole
African continent.
It is a technologically-advanced facility, built with
innovative and environmentally-friendly techniques.
The Centre - run both clinically and administratively
by EMERGENCY - offers free specialised care to patients
from Sudan and the surrounding countries.
In the first three years, the Centre has treated patients
coming from 17 Countries besides Sudan, namely Chad,
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Jordan, Iraq, Kenya, Nigeria,
the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic
of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia,
Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

EMERGENCY
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Regional Programme for
Paediatrics and Cardiac Surgery
In May 2007, EMERGENCY began in Africa a regional
programme in paediatrics and cardiac surgery.
In connection with the Salam Centre for Cardiac
Surgery in Khartoum, Sudan, a network of centres
in Sudan and its neighbouring countries is being
implemented to provide qualified healthcare to children
up to 14 years and promote public health and health
education. The programme also includes the screening
and of follow-up of cardiac patients.

The first centre of the network was opened in March


2009 in Bangui, the capital city of the Central African
Republic. The second one is under construction
in Nyala, South Darfur, Sudan.

In addition, since December 2006, the EMERGENCY


staff visited public hospitals in several Countries
to identify children and adults to be referred for cardiac
surgery to the Salam Centre. Totally, 1,264 patients
have been screened during 30 missions.
In 2009, clinical missions took place in Central African
Republic, Chad, Eritrea, Djibouti, the Democratic
Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Uganda.

Egypt
Libya

Khartoum Eritrea
Chad
Mayo

SUDAN
Ethiopia
Central African
Republic

Democratic Republic Uganda


of the Congo Kenya

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Khartoum
The Salam Centre for
Cardiac Surgery
Opened: April 2007
Activities:
Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Interventional Cardiology
Facilities:
3 Operating Theatres, Intensive Care Unit,
Subintensive Care Unit, Surgical Wards, Outpatient
Departments, Catheterization Laboratory,
Radiology, Ultra Sound, Laboratory and Blood Bank,
Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Technical and Auxiliary
Facilities, Repairs & Maintenance, Guesthouse
for relatives of patients.
Number of Beds: 63
Local staff: 302
As of December 2009
Admissions: 2,456
Outpatient consultations: 19,546
Cardiological examinations: 12,451
Surgical interventions: 1,902
Cath Lab diagnostic and surgical procedures: 673

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Mayo, Khartoum
Paediatric Centre
Opened: December 2005
Activities:
Paediatrics
Facilities:
2 Outpatient Departments, Patient Observation,
Pharmacy, Laboratory, Auxiliary Services.
Number of Beds: 6
Local staff: 23
As of December 2009
Outpatient consultations: 78,514
Patients admitted for observation: 3,111
Patients referred to hospital: 1,570

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Italy
Serious violations of human rights, generating needs
that go unnoticed and unmet, occur daily in many
contexts in Italy, as well.

Aiming to integrate and facilitate access to the national


healthcare system to which migrants (with or without
residency permits) have a right, EMERGENCY opened
in Palermo, in April 2006, a Clinic offering primary
healthcare, paediatrics, dermatology, dentistry,
ophthalmology, ENT, ob-gyn, cardiology, psychiatry
and psychological services.

Clinical activities heavily rely on the collaboration


of unpaid professional volunteers; among them are:
25 dentists, 4 ophthalmologists, 12 internal medicine
doctor, 1 ear-nose-throat specialist, 1 dermatologist,
2 paediatricians, 3 nurses, 4 gynecologists,
4 cardiologists, 1 psychiatrist, 1 psychologist.

The Clinic is a free of charge facility specifically


dedicated to migrants, but open to anyone in need.
As of December 31st, 2009, the Clinic assisted 6,140
patients from 68 different countries.

Molise

Campania

Apulia
Basilicata

Calabria

Tyrrhenian Sea

Palermo

Sicily Ionian Sea

Mediterranean Sea

EMERGENCY
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Palermo
Outpatient Clinic
Opened: April 2006
Activities:
Cardiology Ophtalmology
Dermatology Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Infectious Diseases Otolaryngology
Basic Health Care Psychiatry and Psychology
Dentistry Radiology
Facilities:
Dental Outpatient Department, General Medicine
Outpatient Department,Ophthalmology Outpatient
Department, Dressings Outpatient Department,
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Outpatient
Department, Outpatient Radiology, Infectious
Diseases Outpatient Department, Auxiliary
Services.
Employees: 6
As of December 2009
Outpatient consultations: 33,317

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COMPLETED PROGRAMMES
EMERGENCY offers free, high-quality healthcare Centre in Diana, North Iraq. The Centre was economic independence of women in the Panshir
in the facilities it builds and runs until they reach handed over to the local health authorities. Valley, Afghanistan.
complete professional and financial autonomy.
The final goal is to transfer them to the local 2001 - Establishment of a social programme 2004 - EMERGENCY supported the population
communities. to help war widows with the distribution of Fallujah, in Iraq, during the siege of the city,
of farming cattle to 400 families in the Panshir in May. Relief items, water and medicines
1994 - Renovation and reopening of the surgical Valley, Afghanistan. were distributed to representatives of the local
department of Kigali’s hospital, Rwanda. community and to the local hospital.
During a 4 month mission, a surgical team 2003 - Supply of pharmaceuticals, consumables
operated on 600 war victims. Within the same and fuel for the generators to the Al-Kindi hospital 2004/2005 - Renovation and equipment of the
facility, EMERGENCY reopened the ob-gyn ward, in Baghdad and to the Karbala hospital, Iraq. emergency surgery ward of the Al Fashir Teaching
which offered medical and surgical assistance hospital, in North Darfur, Sudan. The facilities
to over 2,500 women. 2003 - Establishment of a Rehabilitation include a surgical block and a 20 bed ward.
and Prostheses Centre in Medea, Algeria. The unit was transferred to the Ministry of Health
1996/2005 - Building of a Surgical Centre EMERGENCY refurbished and equipped a building in August 2005.
in Sulaimaniya, Northern Iraq, to treat landmine inside the local public hospital, undertaking
victims. The facilities include a burn unit, and one the training of the local personnel, as well. 2005/07 - EMERGENCY donated surgical
for the treatment of spinal cord injuries. The management of the Centre, called Amal equipment and consumables to the general
In 2005, the Centre and the network of 22 First (“hope” in Arabic) was handed over to the local hospital in Kalutara, Sri-Lanka, to enhance
Aid Posts were handed over to the local health health authorities in 2004. its clinical activities.
authorities.
2003 - Building of a Rehabilitation and Prosthetics 2005 - EMERGENCY completed the Back to the
1998/2005 - Building of a Surgical Centre in Production Centre in Dohuk, Northern Iraq. Sea project, which called for the distribution
Erbil, Northern Iraq, to treat landmine victims. The Centre is now run by local health authorities. of engine-powered boats, canoes and fishing nets
The facilities include a burn unit and one for to the fishermen in the village of Punochchimunai,
the treatment of spinal cord injuries. In 2005, 2003 - Establishment of two Health Centres in Sri-Lanka. To further encourage the resumption
the Centre was handed over to the local health in the Benguela province, Angola. EMERGENCY of daily activities, school kits were donated to the
authorities. equipped and managed the centres and trained students in the village.
the local staff for over a year before the hand over
1999 - Supported the Jova Jovanovic Zmaj to a congregation of local nuns. 2005/07 - EMERGENCY organised courses
orphanage in Belgrade, Serbia. in hygiene, prevention and first aid for the inmates
2003/04 - EMERGENCY sent a surgical team of the Rebibbia New Complex prison in Rome.
1999/2003 - Establishment of 5 First Aid Posts to work at the Orthopedic Unit of the Jenin public In the same prison, EMERGENCY organized a TB
(FAP) in Samlot district, Cambodia, to assist hospital, in Palestine. screening. Furthermore, EMERGENCY guaranteed
landmine victims. In 2003, the FAPs in O’Rotkroh, In addition to the supervision of clinical the assistance of medical specialists in other jails
Chamlong Kouy, Tasanh and O’Chom were handed activities and training of the local medical staff, in the Lazio region, Italy.
over to the local health authorities. EMERGENCY opened a new physiotherapy unit
and a new orthopaedic ward. 2005/08 - EMERGENCY completed the
2000 - Upon request by the Italian Cooperation, construction of 91 brick houses for the families
a surgical team was sent to Eritrea. 2003/04 - Supply of medicines to the Casa de la in the village of Punochchimunai, in Sri-Lanka,
EMERGENCY’s personnel worked for two months Mujer, a community network giving assistance destroyed by the tsunami in 2004.
at the Mekane Hiwet hospital, in Asmara, to women affected by cancer and diabetes The delivery of the houses could only be
treating victims of the conflict between Ethiopia in Nicaragua. completed in September 2008, due to the
and Eritrea. resuming hostilities between government troops
2003/2007 - Opening of a workshop for the and local rebels, which halted all works for
2001 - Building of a Rehabilitation and Prosthetics production of rugs aimed at promoting the months (see image below).
WORK IN PROGRESS
Nyala, SUDAN
Paediatric Centre
The Regional Programme for Paediatrics and Cardiac
Surgery in Africa calls for the establishment throughout
the region of a network on Paediatric Centres, equipped
for the screening and follow-up of cardiac patients.
The first Centre was opened in Bangui, Central African
Republic, in March 2009.
The second one is being built in Nyala, South Darfur,
Sudan. The Centre, open 24/7, will offer primary
healthcare to children up to 14 years old, and will
implement education programmes in public health
and hygiene for families. EMERGENCY will also
guarantee the professional training of the local staff.

The building will feature sustainable


and environmentally friendly technologies.
Special attention is given to the care of the interiors
and gardens, which play an important part in the healing
process.

The facilities will include: two Paediatric outpatient


Departments, Cardiology Department, Ultra Sound,
X-ray room, Laboratory, Pharmacy, in-patient ward
with 20 beds, Storage area, Offices, Ancillary services,
Outdoor waiting area and playground.

Estimated international personnel: 1 paediatrician,


2 paediatric nurses, 1 logistician, 1 cardiologist.
Estimated local personnel: approximately 50 people,
including doctors, nurses, administrative and ancillary
personnel.

Clinical activities are set to begin in Summer 2010.

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EMERGENCY’s Financial Resources
EMERGENCY was born in Italy in 1994 to offer treatment and rehabilitation to the victims of wars and landmines.

On August 19th, 1999, EMERGENCY was officially recognised as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
by the Italian Foreign Ministry.

EMERGENCY’s financial resources are based primarily on the personal donations of hundreds of thousands of private
citizens.

EMERGENCY’s budget in 2008 (the latest approved budget) amounted to 16,794,441 Euros.
The overhead costs for 2008 was 7.95% of the total budget.

EMERGENCY
www.emergency.it
Financial resources managed by EMERGENCY to date:

Year EURO
1994 435,977 2000 6,200,616

1995 317,828 2001 14,147,638

1996 1,582,883 2002 18,440,738

1997 2,754,334 2003 17,440,944

1998 2,157,363 2004 17,240,225

1999 3,979,566 2005 13,945,171

2006 14,716,032

2007 23,261,986

2008 16,974,441

2009 24,000,000*

*Estimated balance

The anomalous revenue flow registered between 2007 - 2009 is due to the timing of the disbursement of funds resulting from the donations of the 5/1000
of individuals’ income taxes in Italy.
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To Support EMERGENCY:
> DONATIONS

• Donations in favor of Emergency’s projects can be made via:


Ø Credit card, on-line (on Secure Server) at www.emergency.it (Euros)
Ø Bank wire in favor of EMERGENCY— IBAN IT 41 V 05387 01600 000000713558 - BIC BPMOIT22XXX
c/o Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna
Ø Bank wire in favor of EMERGENCY — IBAN IT 02 X 05018 01600 000000130130 - BIC CCRTIT2T84A
c/o Banca Etica, Filiale di Milano
Ø Non-transferable bank check to the order of EMERGENCY, to be mailed to Emergency, via Gerolamo Vida 11 - 20127 Milano

For further information:


www.emergency.it under “donations”

EMERGENCY
www.emergency.it
> ADOPT EMERGENCY, > GADGETS AND KEEPSAKES FOR SOLIDARITY
ADOPT A HOSPITAL

Through its Adopt a Hospital plan, T-Shirts, sweatshirts, key chains... on sale online and at our booths
EMERGENCY gives supporters the opportunity and tables at countless public events, EMERGENCY gadgets are
to directly donate to a specific project. a simple and direct way to support our activities.

By providing vital financial support, your The wedding keepsakes for solidarity, on sale on the web at
commitment allows you to personally www.emergency.it, remind friends and relatives of a special day
participate in the adopted hospital’s lifesaving in a different way, and are a concrete sign of your commitment
activities. If you wish, you can receive regular and solidarity in support of the victims of war.
email updates on progress, results
and developments on the project you support.

For further information please contact: For further information:


progetti@emergency.it www.emergency.it under “support us”
bomboniere.solidali@emergency.it

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Volunteer
Volunteering is essential component of EMERGENCY’s work.
Volunteers work to inform the general public and promote a culture of peace through participation in conferences,
meetings and workshops.
Volunteers are key to fundraising by hosting dedicated events and presenting projects to local donors both in the public
and private sector.

To become a volunteer and support EMERGENCY’s projects around the world, please contact us:

EMERGENCY info@emergency.it
EMERGENCY UK info@emergencyuk.org
EMERGENCY USA info@emergencyusa.org

EMERGENCY
www.emergency.it
EMERGENCY EMERGENCY USA EMERGENCY UK

via Gerolamo Vida 11 4910 Massachusetts Ave, PO Box 62437


20127, Milan - ITALY NW Suite 300 London - UK
T +39 02 881881 Washington, DC 20016 USA E14 1GA
F +39 02 86316336 T 1-888-501-EUSA T +44 0 3333406411
info@emergency.it info@emergencyusa.org info@emergencyuk.org

EMERGENCY USA - EMERGENCY -


Life Support for Civilian Victims Life Support For Civilian War Victims UK
via dell’Arco del Monte 99/A of War and Poverty is a charity registered in England
00186, Rome - ITALY is an independent and Wales (1128569)
T +39 06 688151 non-profit organization
Bank wire:
F +39 06 68815230 with 501(c)3 tax exempt status
Co-operative Bank
from the IRS (26-3321828)
roma@emergency.it Account name: EMERGENCY UK
credit/debit card online (secure server) Account number: 65284573
at www.emergencyusa.org Sort Code: 089299

credit/debit card online (secure server)


at www.emergencyuk.org (Sterling)

www.emergency.it www.emergencyusa.org www.emergencyuk.org


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“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”.
The acknowledgment of this principle
“is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Paris, 10th December, 1948, Article 1 and Preamble

Design: Zago LL —Translated by Mauro Sacchi

EMERGENCY