In October, Luca, Coordinator of our regional cardiac surgery programme, and Maria, a long-standing cardiologist at EMERGENCY, were in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, for the first heart-screening misson at the new clinic at Orotta Hospital, the only public referral centre in the whole country.
Best wishes to all for a more just, supportive and human new year. We can achieve it together.
Every Saturday, thanks to our partnership with some locals, we identify the most needy areas and organise meetings in which our health promoters engage, above all, women and children.
“Because we believe every heartbeat matters” World Heart Federation – and we might add, it doesn’t matter where it beats or whose heartbeat is.
I take them in my arms as soon as I see them in the ward, when I can, I try to take some pictures so I can also see them again when I’m in Cagliari…waiting for the next call to come.
We still like to remember her surrounded by people who were given the chance of a new life by EMERGENCY.
And not just that: Nora Idris started dancing. While watching her, we felt like dancing with joy too.
Do you know what he said? “I was missing my patients, I was missing this hospital”.
"War cannot be humanized. It can only be abolished." – Albert Einstein
And wherever they may escape to, every individual has the right to be listened to and protected. Not turned away, abused, ignored or exploited, but protected.