Province de la frontière du Nord-Ouest, hôpital chirurgical de Peshawar. Un enfant blessé par les combats apprend à remarcher avec l'aide d'un physiothérapeute. North-West Frontier Province, Peshawar surgical hospital. A boy injured by the fightings is learning to walk again with a physiotherapist. The aim of the ICRC facility is to respond to weapon wounded patients from the ongoing conflict along the Pakistan-Afghan border area, including the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The goal of the surgical hospital is to provide substantial and relevant surgical assistance according to needs by providing a surgical facility specialising in the treatment of weapon wounded patients within ICRC war surgical protocols. All patients, combatant or civilian are eligible to be treated in accordance with the ICRC mission. The facility, provided by the Finnish Red Cross, has a capacity of 60 beds in the field hospital with a further 90 available in a future permanent structure adjacent to the site. It is fully equipped with operating theatre, X-ray facilities, laboratories, physiotherapy and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 145 National staff are employed with a further 18 multinational specialist medical staff from surgeons to radiographers and anaesthetists. Furthermore, ICRC facilitates training for health staff from FATA in the management of weapon-wounded patients. From August to December 2008, the ICRC treated 442 weapon-wounded patients. The first patients were admitted to the new facility on 18th February 2009.

Learning, Acting, and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems is designed to drive change in the physical rehabilitation sector, maximize opportunities for integrating rehabilitation in health systems, and respond to the growing need for rehabilitation and AT. It consists of six international partners with expertise in health systems, implementation science, and service delivery innovations.

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