We treat a patient every 2 minutes,
providing free, high-quality care.
EMERGENCY provides free, high-quality healthcare to victims of war, poverty and landmines, 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
- Paediatric and adult Cardiac Surgery
- War Surgery
- Emergency Surgery and Traumatology
- General Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- General Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Neonatal Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Production of prostheses and orthoses
- Vocational training and start-up of disabled persons co-operatives
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW WE WORK
Hospitals, Maternity Centres, Centres of excellence, Outpatient Clinics, Mobile Clinics, Paediatric Centres, First Aid Posts…
UPDATES FROM THE FIELD
Patient stories, staff stories… we bring you to the field, to show you our daily work and how we use the funds raised.
For war victims
In contemporary wars, 90% of the victims are civilians. They are women, children, and men guilty of having found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. We know who they are: we see them every day in our hospitals.
We offer medical and surgical treatment to victims of war: this is what motivated us to found EMERGENCY.
What do our projects involve?
We care for people.
We are doctors, surgeons, nurses: our job is to take care of those in need. We offer free, high quality treatment; but ‘taking care of’, for us, is a concept that goes far beyond the diagnosis and treatment of an illness.
Therefore, we provide our patients with a safe, clean, beautiful, and well-kept environment; with modern, efficient, and environmentally-friendly facilities; with three meals a day…
We provide training and employment opportunities
Theoretical and practical lessons for local staff, hospitals that are officially recognised as training centres, professional courses, and job opportunities for people injured by landmines.
By sharing experience and knowledge, we want to promote the growth and sustainability of national health systems and help those who have been marginalised by their communities.
We pursue a human rights-based medicine
We have outlined the principles that guide our activities in our manifesto for human rights-based medicine. This Manifesto was planned and drafted in Venice in May 2008, at a conference organized by EMERGENCY to discuss health systems in African Countries and was attended by health ministers from several African Countries.
We bring a network of excellence in healthcare to Africa
The EMERGENCY healthcare network in Africa (ANME) was born through an initiative by EMERGENCY to promote the construction of health centres of medical excellence modelled on the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery.
Free and high-quality care are the foundations of the healthcare model that the members of our network work to implement in their Countries.