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Location: Italy, NY US
Website: http://www.emergency.it


MISSION & PROGRAMS: EMERGENCY is an independent and neutral humanitarian organization, founded in Italy in 1994, that provides free-of-charge, high quality medical and surgical care to the victims of war, landmines and poverty. At present, EMERGENCY has active programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Iraq, Italy, Sierra Leone and Sudan; currently building a Pediatric Center in Nyala (South Darfur, Sudan) All the facilities are designed, built and run by specialized international personnel, who train local staff. Since 1994, over 3 million patients have been treated in EMERGENCY Clinics (FAPs/PHCs), Hospitals and Rehabilitation Centers located in war-torn areas. EMERGENCY's funding comes primarily from donations made by numerous private citizens. From May 1994 to December 2007 (the most recently completed fiscal year) EMERGENCY's total financial resources were 136,621,736 Euros. The average administrative overhead was 5.89% of total budget. VISION: EMERGENCY works to implement Human Rights based Health Projects, according to the principles of Equality, Quality and Social responsibility (EQS). EQUALITY - Every human being has the right to be cured regardless his economic and social condition, gender, race, language, religion and opinions. Standards of health care, set by the progress of medical knowledge, should be delivered equally and without discrimination to all patients. QUALITY - Quality systems are based on community's needs, up to date with the achievements of medical science, and not oriented, shaped or determined by lobbies and corporations involved in the health industry. Quality systems strengthen and generate human and material resources. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Governments should have the health and well being of their citizens as their priority, and allocate adequate human and financial resources. The services provided by Health Systems and humanitarian projects in the health sector must be free of charge for all.