I have never been in a warzone but this felt like one.
At this moment our ship is located off the coast of Lampedusa, waiting to receive information on how and where to guarantee our guests the care they need.
The situation must change following this latest tragedy.
We laid everything inside it out on the deck.
Most of the patients we are currently admitting to the hospital suffer complicated injuries, which require complex surgery and a long hospital stay.
we can contribute to the fight against cardiovascular diseases and work towards #HealthForAll.
We must unite to defeat all these crises, in the name of a better world for all based in the principle of equality.
We are waiting to know when and how they can disembark.
There can be no safe treatment without a safe healthcare environment, and there can be no safe patient without a safe healthcare worker.
After carrying out three rescue missions between 08/09 and 10/09, two in the Maltese SAR area, and one in the Libyan SAR area, the Open Arms vessel has been waiting for six days for a safe harbour to disembark 278 people on board,…