Photo: Keysaney Hospital in northern Mogadishu began war surgery and emergency medical care for Somali civilians and combatants alike just over 20 years ago. The hospital is run by the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) and supported by the ICRC. A newly constructed operating theatre was recently inaugurated to mark the hospital's 20th anniversary. Photo caption: Mogadishu, 1992. Keysaney Hospital. © SIPA Press / Jose Nicolas
Photo: "It is an important day for the ICRC and the SRCS, and an emotional one for me – I was there in 1992 when we first opened Keysaney hospital and today we are inaugurating the new operating theatre," said Randi Jensen, an ICRC nurse in Somalia, at the inauguration on 2 February 2012, 20 years after Keysaney Hospital opened its doors. "I'm very proud of the work accomplished together with our colleagues from the SRCS over the years." Photo caption: Mogadishu, 1992. Keysaney Hospital. © ICRC
Photo: Keysaney Hospital was opened on 2 February 1992 in the premises of a former prison on the coast in northern Mogadishu. It has a capacity of 90 beds today and its surgeons and medical personnel perform up to 2,500 operations a year. Photo caption: Mogadishu, 1993. Keysaney Hospital. © ICRC
Photo: The hospital was established in 1992 for the treatment of war-wounded in the northern part of Mogadishu, which had no surgical facilities at the time. The ICRC transformed the building – originally intended as a detention facility – into a hospital, and staffed it with ICRC surgical teams. Photo caption: Mogadishu, 1993. Keysaney Hospital. © ICRC
Photo: Since 1994 it has been run by Somali staff employed by the SRCS and trained by the ICRC. The ICRC gives comprehensive support to the hospital including paying the salaries of SRCS staff and providing training and medical supplies. There is currently an average of 210 surgical patients entering the hospital each month, of which 120 are for treatment of wounds inflicted by weapons. Photo caption: Mogadishu, 1995. ICRC nurse taking care of a child at Keysaney Hospital. © ICRC / A. Nosten
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Keysaney Hospital was opened on 2 February 1992 in the premises of a former prison on the coast in northern Mogadishu. It has a capacity of 90 beds today and its surgeons and medical personnel perform up to 2,500 operations a year. Photo caption: Mogadishu, 1993. Keysaney Hospital. © ICRC
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