Surgical Centre for War Victims in Lashkar-Gah

Afghanistan - Lashkar-gah

195,938

Patients treated in OPD

71,747

Surgical interventions

2004

Start of activities

At the epicentre of the Afghan conflict, a trauma hospital for war victims.

In the south of Afghanistan, the conflict is out of control and Helmand province has become the most dangerous region in the country.

EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre for War Victims is the city’s main trauma hospital, providing care for victims that arrive from a wide catchment area. The Surgical Centre is connected to our network of First Aid Posts across Helmand, which stabilise patients before referring them to the hospital (if necessary) via ambulance.

Training Afghan colleagues

Like the hospital in Kabul, the Lashkar-Gah hospital is officially recognised by the Ministry of Public Health as a Training Centre for emergency surgery and traumatology. During 2020, 11 Afghan surgeons continued their training courses.

A sign of peace

The EMERGENCY Surgery Center for Lashkar-gah War Victims is dedicated to the Italian journalist and peace advocate Tiziano Terzani.

This project is funded by European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid

VIDEO
Afghanistan: What We're Leaving Behind

November 2014. As international troops leave Afghanistan, violence and fighting continue to spread. The number of civilian casualties is increasing steadily to this day. From our Lashkar-gah hospital, Vice News’ Ben Anderson shows us the real cost of war (contains graphic images).

Help us treat victims of war

It is thanks to thousands of people like you that our surgeons and nurses are able to care for those who need it, free of charge and without discrimination.