Lashkar-Gah Surgical Centre

Over 30% of the admitted patients in Lashkar-gah Surgical Centre are under the age of 14.

Our projects in Afghanistan

lash in text 1  In 2004, EMERGENCY opened a Surgical Centre for war victims in Lashkar-Gah. The Centre, named after the Italian journalist and pacifist Tiziano Terzani, is the only free specialised facility in an area – the Helmand province – where fighting between Afghan National Army troops and the Taliban, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) aerial strikes, and antipersonnel mines are still a very heavy threat for people living in the area.

The Surgical Centre is linked 24/7 to our 6 First Aid Posts (FAPs) in the nearby villages of Grishk, Garmsir, Marjia, Sangin, Musa Qala and Urmuz.

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