EMERGENCY started working in Kabul in 2000, renovating and expanding a former nursery school in the centre of the capital. The structure, which had previously been hit by a rocket that killed five children, was turned into a Surgical Centre for war victims and started its clinical activities in April 2001.
The Centre also specialises in trauma surgery. However, since July 2010 the admissions criteria have been restricted to war surgery only in order to cope with the in crease of war related admissions.
The Kabul Surgical Centre is linked to EMERGENCY’s First Aid Posts (FAPs) in Andar, Gardez, Ghazni, Chark-Logar, Maydan Shahr, Mirbachakot, Pul I Alam, Sheikhabad, Tagab and Primary Health Clinics (PHCs) in Kabul and in the nearby provinces.