EMERGENCY UK is a UK based organization devoted to the promotion of a culture of solidarity, peace and respect for human rights.
EMERGENCY UK provides support to projects that offer free, high quality medical and surgical treatment for the victims of war and poverty.

Emergency

Maternity Centre

In June 2003, EMERGENCY opened a Maternity and Gynaecology Centre, adjacent to the Medical and Surgical Centre in the village of Anabah, in the Northern Panjshir Valley. This facility provides free-of-charge, qualified assistance in an area with one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. The Centre deals with an average of 130 births per month.

To guarantee assistance to the population living in the most remote and underserved areas, EMERGENCY created a network of Primary Health Centres equipped for antenatal and post-partum care. Furthermore, to provide some assistance to the many women who still prefer to give birth at home, a Childbirth Education Programme was initiated in late 2005, with the distribution of sanitary kits to improve hygiene and prevent infection.


ANABAH MATERNITY CENTRE KEY FACTS

Date opened: June 2003

Number of Outpatient Consultations: 121,944

Number of Admitted Patients: 31,711

Number of Surgeries: 6,460

Number of babies born: 21,989

 

Activities: Obstetrics and gynaecology, neonatal care

Capacity:  25 beds

National Staff: medical 26, non-medical 7

Facilities: an obstetrics ward and an internal medicine ward (combined 17-bed capacity), an outpatients’ department (OPD), an operating theatre, a 5-bed intensive care unit (ICU), a 3-bed isolation ward, a maternity ward, a nursery, an ultrasound room, a delivery room, and diagnostic, technical and auxiliary services shared with the EMERGENCY Medical and Surgical Centre.

Data as of December 2013