Every year war and poverty destroy the lives of millions of people. In today’s conflicts, 90% of the victims are civilians.
EMERGENCY is an independent and neutral organisation that provides high quality and free-of-charge medical and surgical assistance to victims of wars, landmines and poverty. EMERGENCY builds and runs permanent facilities until they reach complete professional and financial autonomy. The final goal of EMERGENCY is to hand them over to the local communities.
From 1994 to date, EMERGENCY has intervened in 14 countries, building seven hospitals, four rehabilitation centres, three paediatric centres, a maternity centre, a cardiac surgery centre, 56 first aid posts and health centres. In EMERGENCY’s hospitals, approximately 1,600 members of national staff are employed (health, administrative and service), coordinated by about 120 international staff members that, other than supervising activities, are concerned with the training of local personnel, in particular regarding specialisations. So far, EMERGENCY has treated over 4.3 million patients.
EMERGENCY UK is a British, independent, charitable organisation that supports EMERGENCY’s healthcare projects in conflict and post conflict areas. The specific project adopted by EMERGENCY UK is the Paediatric Centre of Bangui in the Central African Republic which started construction in 2007, when EMERGENCY UK was funded.
PAEDIATRIC CENTRE OF BANGUI – CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
The Paediatric Centre of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, started its clinical activities on March 2009. The Centre is open 24 hours a day, and offers free-of-charge primary and emergency healthcare to all children under the age of 14 years old, treating approximately 70 patients a day and 2,000 patients per month.
The Paediatric Centre is part of EMERGENCY’s Regional Programme for Paediatrics and Cardiac Surgery: the Centre’s facilities include a cardiological outpatients department for the screening of patients affected by cardiac diseases of surgical interest that will be transferred to EMERGENCY’s Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery in Sudan.
To support EMERGENCY UK please visit our website
emergencyuk.org or email [email protected]