All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights (Art. 1).
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care (Art. 25).
In accordance with The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Paris, December 10th, 1948), EMERGENCY recognizes the “right to be cured” as a basic and inalienable human right.
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 of 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 a 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.
EMERGENCY is currently active in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Italy, Sierra Leone and Sudan. The most recently opened facility is a Pediatric Center in Port Sudan, a location on the northeastern coast of Sudan.
EMERGENCY has completed programs in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Eritrea, Libya, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Serbia, Sri Lanka and the Palestinian Territories.