We treat a patient every minute,
providing free, high-quality care.

EMERGENCY provides free, high-quality care to victims of conflict and poverty, alongside building hospitals and training local staff. We pursue a human rights-based medicine. The right to be treated is a fundamental and inalienable right belonging to each member of the human family and is based on equality, quality, and social responsibility.

Areas of intervention


  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • War Surgery
  • Emergency Surgery and Traumatology
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Accident and Emergency


  • Cardiology
  • Primary Healthcare
  • General Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Dentistry
  • Psychological Support


  • Physiotherapy
  • Production of prostheses and orthoses
  • Vocational training and cooperatives for disabled people



Hospitals, Maternity Centres, Centres of Excellence, Outpatient Clinics, Mobile Clinics, Paediatric Centres, First Aid Posts and more.


Hear from our patients and colleagues around the world, read about the work we do every day, and find out how we use the funds we raise.

For war victims

In contemporary wars, 90% of victims are civilians – men, women and children whose only crime is finding themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. We know them well: we see them every day in our hospitals.

EMERGENCY was founded to offer free, high-quality medical and surgical treatment to victims of war.

We care for people

We are doctors, surgeons and nurses: our job is to care for the victims of war and poverty. We continue to affirm the right to healthcare as a fundamental human right, and so we guarantee our patients free, high-quality care.

Therefore, we provide our patients with a safe, clean, beautiful, and well-kept environment, with modern, efficient, and environmentally-friendly facilities, which guarantee three meals a day.

We provide training and employment opportunities

In all of our hospitals, international staff are responsible for providing training for local colleagues. Several of our hospitals are officially recognised as training centres by local authorities.

By sharing experience and knowledge, we want to promote the growth and sustainability of national healthcare systems.

We pursue a human rights-based medicine

The principles that form our concept of healthcare are outlined in the ‘Manifesto for a Human Rights-Based Medicine’, developed together with health ministries from several African countries.

We bring healthcare of excellence to Africa

The African Network of Medical Excellence (ANME) was born from an initiative by EMERGENCY to promote the construction of Centres of Medical Excellence modelled on the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery. The Children’s Surgical Hospital in Uganda was the second step in this journey.

Free treatment and medical excellence are the foundations of the healthcare model that the members of our network are working to implement in their countries.

Help us provide free, high-quality care

Your donation allows us to provide healthcare to those who need it, every single day.