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Salam Centre data   

(updated to 31/12/2016)

Out-patients: 65,221
Cardiological examinations: 57,276
Admitted: 7,787
Surgical interventions: 6,821
Cath Lab procedures: 1,323
Foreign patients: 1,118 (from 25 different countries)


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  1. 18/08/17 - Solidarity against fear, culture against extremism, ensuring the fulfilment of human rights in the face of hatred.
  2. 02/08/17 - A 4,000km journey to save Aisha and Hawa
  3. 25/05/17 - Emergency to Take Part in Brussels Conference on Migration
  4. 20/04/17 - Ten years of activity of the "Salam" Centre: free of charge, high qaulity Cardiac Surgery in Africa
  5. 10/02/17 - Gino Strada, Renzo Piano and President Museveni place the first stone of the new Centre of excellence for Paediatric Surgery in Uganda
  6. 03/02/17 - The 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony acceptance Speech of Dr. Gino Strada
  7. 28/12/16 - 5 years activities of the Port Sudan Paediatric Centre
  8. 22/12/16 - Now they called us 'the Hospital of Miracles'
  9. 01/09/16 - A big scar on her chest and an even bigger smile on her face
  10. 25/05/16 - Safe and legal routes now
  11. 23/05/16 - "I found a new family"
  12. 21/03/16 - Emergency on the immigrants agreement
  13. 04/03/16 - ĢI know I really am useful for these peopleģ
  14. 16/02/16 - Hospitalised patients need treatment and care: not bombs and violence
  15. 10/12/15 - ĢI know I really am useful for these peopleģ
  17. 13/03/15 - From our Paediatric Centre in Port Sudan: Raheel
  18. 10/03/15 - Ali Abdurahim Amdan, "Village Volunteer" in Mayo
  19. 27/02/15 - Diplomas for Mayo "village volunteers"
  20. 11/02/15 - European Union - EMERGENCY: Supporting the Civilian Victims of War and Poverty in Mayo Area
  21. 23/06/14 - Omer is 5, but he weighs the same as a 2-year old child.
  22. 17/06/14 - Our new project: outreach in Port Sudan
The Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery, opened in 2007 in Khartoum, provides free high standard surgical care to children and adults suffering from acquired or congenital heart diseases.

Valvular diseases of rheumatic origin have a particular prominence; their development is often related to poverty and lack of basic healthcare.
The incidence of these diseases is particularly high among young people. 61% of patients admitted to the Salam Centre are under the age of 26. The Salam Centre is the only Centre of excellence providing completely free cardiac surgery in Africa.

The Salam Centre is the only specialized and free hospital in Africa and it is the hub of the Regional Programme for Paediatrics and Cardiac Surgery which EMERGENCY is creating in Africa thanks to a network of Paediatric centres. These Centres offer paediatrics assistance and carry out the screening of patients with a heart condition who need an operation and the follow up of operated patients.

Where EMERGENCY can't rely on its own facilities, the cardiologists carry out the visits in local hospitals, thanks to the local health autorities collaboration.
Since the beginning of clinical activities, the Salam Centre has already treated patients from 25 countries.

The Regional specificity of the project should stimulate collaboration and solidarity between different ethnic and culture groups, in a region marked by decades of conflict.
This is also the reason why the Centre of Khartoum is named "Salam", which means peace.

EMERGENCY has built a guesthouse within the compound in order to facilitate access to services by providing free accommodations to foreign patients.


If you want to know more about Salam Centre's activities, visit www.salamcentre.emergency.it


Open Heart

OPEN HEART watch the trailer, buy the movie online

Eight Rwandan children leave their families behind and embark on a life or death journey to receive high-risk open-heart surgery in Africa's only free-of-charge, state of the art cardiac surgery hospital, the Salam Center run by the Italian NGO Emergency: their story is featured in Open Heart, the movie directed by Kief Davidson and nominated for the 85th Academy Awards.
Watch the trailer and buy the film online.


The "Salam" Centre, winner of the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture


EMERGENCY Ngo's Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery in Khartoum, Sudan, is one of the 2013 Aga Khan Awards for Architecture winners!