Kabul : 5000 children’s operations

La Chaîne de l’Espoir could only dream of such results

5,189 is the key figure of July 2016. It is the number of children who have received free surgery at the FMIC in Afghanistan since Zanjire Omed’s House opened in Kabul in 2008.

Such an incredible figure marks an essential milestone for La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s action in Kabul towards an effective and sustainable change. La Chaîne de l’Espoir is pleased to have treated, in only 8 years of dedication, a number of Afghan children that goes far beyond our initial expectations.

La Chaîne de l’Espoir thanks most sincerely all medical staff (surgeons, radiologists, anaesthetists, nurses, etc.), naturally the House personnel, its director Najibullah Samadi, and its founder Kate Rowlands, as well as everyone who supported and took part in this project. In a country affected by so many sources of instability such as Afghanistan, saving 5,189 lives is an even greater feat and a beautiful message of hope for ill children in unstable and disadvantaged areas.

For La Chaîne de l’Espoir, this is only the beginning !

We welcome these incredible results recorded in June 2016 as an opportunity to congratulate ourselves and thank all links of the chain who believed in our Afghanistan project since the very beginning. But it is also an opportunity to turn towards the future: “ This is only a step, and we will carry on our action because a lot more children are still seeking treatment ! ” Loriane Lucmallé says enthusiastically, the Afghanistan Programme Coordinator at La Chaîne de l’Espoir.

The construction of the Kabul Children’s Pavilion and its opening over the summer 2016 is the next major step towards ensuring the sustainability of La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s action in favour of young Afghan patients, by providing higher bed capacity to accommodate ill children.

The latest results recorded from January 2016 confirm the hopes of increasing the number of patients healed over time: 474 operations and 1,628 examinations have been performed since the beginning of the year. A total of 381 Afghan children have received full treatment.

Thank you and well done everyone for these amazing and promising results !