Courtnay Robbins

Photographer
  
Repairing Hearts in Sudan
Location: Los Angeles
Nationality: USA/Italia
Biography: Courtnay Robbins is documentary photographer based in Los Angeles. She received her BFA in Photography and Media from the California Institute of the Arts. Courtnay’s work has been featured in TEMA, Tricycle, OURS Magazine, Viewfind, The... MORE
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Repairing Hearts in Sudan
Copyright Courtnay Robbins 2022
Date of Work Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
Updated Nov 2017
Topics Documentary, Editorial, Health/Healing, Human Rights, Photography, Photojournalism, Poverty

The Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery - located in Khartoum, Sudan - offers high standard surgical care to children and adults suffering from acquired or congenital heart diseases. 

The Centre is managed and operated by the Italian NGO Emergency.  All medical services and surgery are provided 100% free of charge to patients.  The hospital treats patients from all over the African continent, even covering airfare and providing a guesthouse for patients from outside of Sudan.  It is the only hospital of it's kind in a region that covers 11.5 million square kilometers and with a population of over 300 million people, including Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Emergency believes that healthcare is a basic human right, and that every human being has the right to be cured regardless his economic and social condition, gender, race, language, religion and opinions.

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