“Nursing here is a sacred job: our patients are our relatives, our people.”
Gulbudin joined our Surgical Centre in Lashkar-Gah, Afghanistan, when it opened in 2004. After attending university, he worked as a nurse in the wards and the Outpatients Department, then became the Outpatients Department Team Leader. Now, Gulbudin is Head Nurse at the hospital.
“The hospital in Lashkar-Gah is an important support for the community. It is often the only possible access to healthcare, both for war-wounded and patients suffering civilian trauma,” he says. “I have seen children, the elderly, young adults. The health support we are providing to our people is changing their lives.”
“It would take a long time to share all my memories of the last 18 years. I can only say that we work for EMERGENCY, because EMERGENCY works for our people.”