Photo: Dr Gino Strada, 2010
In 1988, Gino Strada began to work as a surgeon with the International Committee of the Red Cross
in various conflict zones, including Pakistan, Ethiopia, Peru, Afghanistan, Thailand, Djibouti, Somalia and Bosnia.
In 1994, along with his wife and a group of colleagues, Strada founded Emergency
, a medical humanitarian organisation based in Milan. Since then, Emergency has treated millions of patients around the world. Strada's first project under the flag of Emergency was based in Rwanda during the Rwandan genocide
in 1994, and he followed this up by launching projects in Iraq, Cambodia, Eritrea and Afghanistan.
Strada's main focus throughout his career was to help victims of war, including direct casualties of conflict and also those who, as a result of war, had no access to healthcare leaving them vulnerable to preventable diseases.
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Italy in Afghanistan and in memory of Dr. Gino Strada. Lorenzo Fiori, Anslado Foundation, Genoa Italy
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