HOSPITAL LIFE IN AFGHANISTAN
Edizioni Postcart , 2011
Italian Development Cooperation has been operating for the pacification and reconstruction of Afghanistan since 2002. In partnership with Italian Non Governmental Organisation AISPO (Italian Association for Solidarity Among People), Italian Cooperation is working to strengthening the Afghan National Health Department, and to improving the availability of high quality health structures to the population of Herat Province (1.182.000 persons).
Since 2009 AISPO has been supporting the Paediatric Hospital of Herat (where an average of 100 of children are recovered every day) and since 2010 the Burn Centre of Herat (with an average of 180 persons recovered every month) through technical assistance by missions of Italian clinical staff, purchase of medical equipment, medical drugs and consumables, construction, rehabilitation and works of maintenance to the Hospital structures, training sessions and purchase of didactical material. For a portraitist, the hospital is a very interesting observatory on all humanity: early or late, and whatever gender, age, religion, social class or ethnical group one belongs to, everybody goes to hospital. So the hospital is a coffer full of stories of suffering and hope, in brief, of life.