Where we worked from 1994 to the present
2001 – Aid to war widows, with livestock distribution for 400 families in the Panjshir Valley.
2003-2007 – Carpet production workshop, to promote the economic autonomy of women, widows or those who were poor, in the Panshir Valley.
2003 – Launched a Rehabilitation and Prosthesis production Centre in Medea. EMERGENCY refurbished and equipped a building within the public hospital, and also helped with the training of national staff. The management of the centre, called Amal, meaning “hope” in Arabic, was transferred to local health authorities in 2004.
2003 – Intervention in Benguela Province, at the invitation of a congregation of Angolan Sisters. Two health centres were restructured, equipped and managed for more than a year by EMERGENCY, and we also provided training for national staff.
1998-2012 – Construction and operation of a Surgical Centre in Battambang and 5 First Aid Posts in the Samlot District.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
2009-2018 – A Paediatric Centre was opened in Bangui, becaming soon a reference facility in the country’s health system for free, 24-hour assistance for children and their mothers, and for the training of local staff.
2013-2018 – Intervention and activity within the Complexe Pédiatrique, Bangui (CPB), the only public paediatric hospital in the country. The project, which has been ongoing for five years and has been supported by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, included the refurbishment and reactivation of two operating rooms and the entire operating block within the war surgery program and emergency surgery program. Over the years, thanks to the results obtained and always at the request of the hospital management, we expanded our intervention by taking charge of the emergency room, the intensive and sub-intensive care departments, the triage area, logistic and auxiliary services such as the laundry and the laboratory and, in 2017, we began to also support the remaining departments. The project also included training in order to transfer skills to local staff at the facility, which is now a national reference centre for the treatment of paediatric patients. On June 30, 2018, the definitive transfer of the project to the Director of the hospital and to the Central African health authorities took place.
2014-2019 – Collaboration with the National Blood Bank in Bangui: through careful and continuous training of local staff, support with supplies and technical help, we have ensured a gradual increase in the number of blood bags collected over the years, used for life-saving treatment.
2000 – Surgical team sent, at the request of an Italian Cooperation. EMERGENCY staff worked for two months at MekaneHiwet Hospital in Asmara, treating the victims of the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
1996-2005 – A Surgical Centre was constructed in Sulaymaniyah, in the north of the country, to treat the victims of anti-personnel mines. The facility includes units for the treatment of burns and spinal injuries. In 2005, the centre and 22 First Aid Posts were delivered to local health authorities.
1998-2005 – A Surgical Centre was opened in Erbil, in the north of the country, to care for the victims of anti-personnel mines. The facility includes a unit for the treatment of burns and one for spinal injuries. In 2005, the centre was entrusted to the local health authorities. In 2017, our international team returned to work at the centre to support staff in providing assistance to victims of the conflict in Mosul.
2001 – A Rehabilitation and Prosthesis production Centre was built in Diana, in the north of the country. The Centre was handed over to local health authorities.
2003 – At the Al-Kindi hospital, EMERGENCY provided medicine, consumables and fuel for generators. At the same time, medicines and healthcare materials were donated to the hospital in Karbala, south of Baghdad.
2003 – A Rehabilitation and Prosthesis production Centre was built in Dohuk, north of the country. The Centre is now run by local health authorities.
2004 – EMERGENCY supported the people of Fallujah during the siege of the town in May. Raw materials, water and drugs have been distributed to community and city hospital representatives.
2015-2020 – Five health Centres for refugees and IDP in Khanaqin, Qoratu, Arbat, Ashti e Tazade camp were opened. Our Health Centre in Ashti has guaranteed gynaecological and obstetric care for women, as well as a programme of vaccinations and growth monitoring for children. Local authorities now manage the five Health Centres.
2005-2007 – Organised hygiene courses, preventative medicine, and first aid to detainees at Rebibbia prison complex. At the same prison EMERGENCY organised screenings for tuberculosis. EMERGENCY has guaranteed the provision of specialist doctors in some Lazio region Penitentiary Institutions.
2013-14 – FEI project “Development of health routes and integration paths” in Messina, Ragusa and Catania. One project opened in Catania, one in Messina and three in the province of Ragusa – in Scicli, Santa Croce Camerina and Vittoria – with the aim of facilitating access to public health services for migrants, particularly migrants from non-EU countries.
2015-16 – Mobile unit for socio-medical orientation for the most vulnerable members of the population in Bologna.
2016 – In June and July, our staff provided rescue, medical care and cultural mediation assistance on board Topaz Responder, a ship used for the search and rescue of migrants. During those two months, our staff assisted almost 5,000 people.
2011 – War Surgery Program in the under-siege city of Misrata.
2015-2016 – Sent an international team to the Surgical Centre for War Victims in Gernada to provide assistance to wounded soldiers in Benghazi and Derna, areas between ISIS militias and government forces. The intervention was initiated at the request of the Ministry of Health of the Tobruk government, stationed in Al-Bayda. EMERGENCY staff also adapted the infrastructure to reflect EMERGENCY standards, trained local staff, and organised activities to promote operational autonomy for the centre.
2015 – Delivery of tents and medicines to the village of Kirtipur after the earthquake.
2003-2004 – Provided pharmaceutical supplies to the “Casa de la mujer”, a network of dispensaries providing assistance to women with cancer and diabetes.
2003-2004 – A surgical team was sent to the orthopaedic unit of the Jenin Public Hospital. In addition to carrying out clinical activities and training of healthcare personnel, EMERGENCY began a new physiotherapy and orthopaedic ward for patients.
1994 – the first EMERGENCY project renovated and reopened the Kigali hospital surgical department. During a 4-month mission, a surgical team operated on more than 600 war victims. At the same time EMERGENCY also reopened the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, where over 2,500 women received medical and surgical assistance.
1999 – Supported Belgrade’s orphanage, Jova Jovanovic Zmaj.
2014-2016 – Opening and management of 2 Ebola Treatment Centres, in Lakka and in Goderich. The latter had 100 beds and was the only one in the affected areas to have an Intensive Care Unit. Opening of a First Aid Post in Waterloo and a quick-diagnosis laboratory.
2005 – Provided the General Hospital of Kalutara with surgical instruments and materials to enable clinical activities after the tsumani that struck the country.
2005 – Following the 2004 tsunami, the Return to the Sea project was completed, which included the distribution of motor boats, canoes and fishing nets to fishermen in the village of Punochchimunai. In order to facilitate the resumption of daily life, children were helped to return to their studies.
2005-2008 – Rebuilt 91 masonry homes for the families living in the village of Punochchimunai who remained homeless after the tsunami. Housing took place in September 2008 due to the resumption of hostilities between government and separatists that had halted construction for many months.
2004-2005 – The Emergency Surgery Department of Al Fashir Hospital in Northern Darfur was rebuilt and restructured. The structure includes a surgical block and a ward of 20 beds. The department was transferred to the Ministry of Health in August 2005.
2017 – Opening and management of one of the 4 Acute Waterry Diarrhoea (AWD) Treatment Centres in Port Sudan at the request of the Sudanese Federal Ministry of Health and the Red Sea State.