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Surge in Admissions at Our Hospital for War Victims in Lashkar-Gah.

EMERGENCY: WIDESPREAD CLASHES IN HELMAND. SURGE IN ADMISSIONS AT OUR HOSPITAL FOR WAR VICTIMS IN LASHKAR-GAH. EMERGENCY can confirm that it is receiving large numbers of war-wounded patients at its Surgical Centre for War Victims in Lashkar-Gah, Helmand Province, as a result of widespread clashes in the area. Since 1 May, the hospital has received […]

EMERGENCY’S CHILDREN’S SURGICAL HOSPITAL, SET TO BECOME A REFERRAL POINT FOR THE AFRICAN CONTINENT, OPENS IN UGANDA

RAMADHAN, TOPISTA, JUSTINE, KATONGOLE, MATOVU AND JORDAN ARE THE FIRST PATIENTS IN ENTEBBE DESIGNED BY RENZO PIANO BUILDING WORKSHOP AND STUDIO TAMASSOCIATI, THE CENTRE COMBINES MEDICAL AND ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE ON THE BANKS OF LAKE VICTORIA EMERGENCY’s Children’s Surgical Hospital in Uganda has begun clinical activities. The first patients, Ramadhan, Topista, Justine, Katongole, Matovu and Jordan, […]

FORMER HEADS OF STATE AND NOBEL LAUREATES CALL ON PRESIDENT BIDEN TO WAIVE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RULES FOR COVID VACCINES

More than 150 former heads of state and government and Nobel laureates, including former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Gordon Brown, former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of France François Hollande and Nobel Laureates Professor Joseph Stiglitz and Professor Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, today called on […]

President of Afghanistan declares ‘unwavering support’ for a People’s Vaccine for COVID-19

1 April 2021— The President of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has joined world leaders and experts in an appeal for equitable and fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.   In a letter to the People’s Vaccine Alliance, President Ghani outlined that despite the numerous challenges Afghanistan continues to face as a country caught in conflict, Afghanistan has witnessed fewer human losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic compared to other countries. However, the President underscored that this did not […]

Two-thirds of epidemiologists warn mutations could render current COVID vaccines ineffective in a year or less

New survey from People’s Vaccine Alliance shows urgency of vaccinating all countries Epidemiologists, from some of the world’s leading academic institutions, delivered a stark warning today of the risk the world is taking by failing to ensure all countries have sufficient vaccines to protect people from COVID-19. In a survey of 77 epidemiologists from 28 […]

OPEN ARMS – EMERGENCY: 219 Survivors On Board The Open Arms Vessel.

219 SURVIVOR ON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS VESSEL After conducting a rescue mission on Saturday and spending Sunday assessing the area, the Open Arms vessel, with EMERGENCY personnel on board, has just completed another rescue operation of two other boats in distress in the Maltese SAR zone. There are now 219 people on board, 56 of them minors, with 17 of them […]

OPEN ARMS AND EMERGENCY HAVE JUST LANDED 146 PEOPLE AT PORTO EMPEDOCLE, AFTER SAVING THEM AT SEA IN TWO OPERATIONS UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS AND PRESSURE FROM LIBYA’S SO-CALLED COAST GUARD

Last night the ship Open Arms, with EMERGENCY workers on board, reached Porto Empedocle, the designated harbour for the 146 people it has rescued in the last few days. The Italian Red Cross gave them swabs for Covid-19 this morning, before they were put onto the ship Allegra for quarantine, or in shelters on land […]

EMERGENCY WINS EESC CIVIL SOLIDARITY PRIZE FOR ITS CROSS-BORDER BATTLE WITH THE PANDEMIC

The international NGO EMERGENCY is among 23 projects from the EU and the UK that have received the award for their outstanding contribution to fighting COVID-19 and its disastrous consequences. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has awarded the Civil Solidarity Prize to the humanitarian NGO EMERGENCY for its invaluable role on the front […]

Monopolies causing “artificial rationing” in COVID-19 crisis as 3 biggest global vaccine giants sit on sidelines

The supply of safe and effective vaccines for all is being artificially rationed because of the protection of exclusive rights and monopolies of pharmaceutical corporations, the People’s Vaccine Alliance said today. The alliance warned that the three biggest vaccine companies in the world are largely sitting on the sidelines – they currently plan to produce […]

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