It has been one year since we lost Dr Gino Strada, the founder of EMERGENCY, the war surgeon, the peace activist, the man.
Our beloved Gino died this morning.
He was the founder, surgeon, Executive Director, the soul of EMERGENCY.
“Patients always come first.” A sense of justice, lucidity, rigour, vision: these were the things that were immediately apparent in Gino. And if you got to know him better, you could see that he knew how to dream, have fun and invent one thousand things.
We couldn’t imagine being without him, his presence was enough to make us all feel stronger and less alone, even if he was far away.
Among his last thoughts, he was thinking of Afghanistan yesterday.
We love you Gino.