Reference : V-P-AF-E-00326
Date : 03/2005
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Kabul, Kabul ambulance call centre. Manager of Norwegian Red Cross programme to re-create the ambulance service in the city.
Photographer : s.n.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Extrait de : Stories from the field du 7/04/2005:
Afghanistan: women play a key role in improving lives.

The Kabul Ambulance Service, the city's only functioning ambulance service, has been established as a free-of-charge service for the whole population.
A staff of 103, including a driver and nurse for each of the Service's 13 ambulances have been trained to operate from one base station and four sub-stations in Kabul. Staff are trained in two basic courses dealing with medical emergencies and special driver training, and they then receive annual refresher courses.
Karen Bjornestad, the NorCross program manager and emergency medical trainer for the ambulance service explains.
"Our key national staff are excellent, well trained and very motivated, and we hope that this will enable the standards of the Service to be maintained as the Service is taken over by the Ministry of Public Health."
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