In 2004 the organisation opened the Lashkar-Gah Surgical Centre, the only hospital offering free and high-quality medical and surgical care in the entire region.
We began to see smoke rising above the houses. A car bomb had exploded outside the stadium about a mile away from us.
Graziana, a nurse who has recently returned from Afghanistan, shares her experiences.
"The pieces are always the same: bullet, shell, mine, shell, bullet..."
"He is one of those people you would always want to go to for support and advice."
An update from the field as fighting continues in Helmand.
As fighting intensifies, Helmandis are searching for safety in Lashkar-Gar.
It's never going to be easy to live through war, especially for a child. But our staff do whatever they can to make it better.
"That's what I've learnt about bullets, shrapnel and landmines. And it's something you won't find in the books."
"They're not just numbers, statistics or "collateral damage". They're people. And that's how they should be seen, always."