Emergency USA - Life Support for Civilian Victims of War and Poverty

aka EMERGENCY USA   |   New York, NY   |  www.emergencyusa.org

Mission

EMERGENCY USA supports international healthcare projects through advocacy, fundraising, and recruitment of medical staff in countries affected by war and poverty. EMERGENCY USA is part of EMERGENCY’s international network that provides free-of-charge high quality medical and surgical care in over 70 hospitals, first-aid posts, and clinics, in Africa in Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Sudan, and in the Middle East in Northern Iraq, and Afghanistan. A new pediatric hospital in Uganda is scheduled to open by Spring 2020.

Ruling year info

2010

President, Board of Directors

Mr. Larry Crickenberger

Executive Director

Mr. Elie Rubinstein

Main address

31 West 34th Street Suite 8138

New York, NY 10001 USA

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EIN

26-3321828

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

Surgery (G9B)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

EMERGENCY USA supports international healthcare projects through advocacy, fundraising, and recruitment of medical staff in countries affected by war and poverty. EMERGENCY USA is part of EMERGENCY’s international network that provides free-of-charge high quality medical and surgical care in over 70 hospitals, first-aid posts, and clinics, in Sierra Leone, Sudan, Eritrea, Uganda and in the Middle East in Northern Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Anabah Surgical and Medical Centre

EMERGENCY’s Anabah Surgical and Medical Centre, in the mountainous Panjshir region, was the first EMERGENCY facility established in Afghanistan. Activities: War Surgery, Emergency Surgery, General Surgery, Traumatology, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics

Population(s) Served
Adults

Opened in June 2003, the Maternity Centre in Anabah, Afghanistan provides antenatal, gynecological, obstetric, and neonatal care to the population of the Panjshir Valley and the surrounding provinces.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Built in April 2001, the center houses an impressive number of facilities, including three operating theaters; an intensive care unit; an A&E; outpatient clinics; a laboratory and blood bank; a radiology department; and equipment for physiotherapy and CT scans.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In 2004, EMERGENCY opened its Surgical Centre for War Victims in Lashkar-Gah, in an area where fighting between the Afghan National Army and the Taliban, and antipersonnel landmines remain a severe threat to civilians.

Population(s) Served
Adults

EMERGENCY’s Paediatric Centre in the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui, has been operational since 2009 and offers healthcare services and educational activities for children up to 14 years of age.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

In 1998 we opened our Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration Centre in Sulaymaniyah, a specialist facility for the provision of physiotherapy and the production of prostheses, orthoses, and other aids for disabled and amputee patients.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Healthcare is recognized as both an individual and collective right under Article 32 of the Italian Constitution. Despite this, many migrants, refugees, settled immigrants, and an increasing number of Italians are struggling to access services provided by the national healthcare system. In our Outpatient Clinics, we provide general and specialist medical treatment completely free of charge, as well as nursing, psychological support, and health education. We also help patients gain access to the national healthcare system, helping them understand what their rights are and how to assert them.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

In 2002, EMERGENCY opened a Paediatric Centre within the compound of our existing Goderich Surgical Centre. The Goderich Paediatric Centre provides free treatment for children under 14 years of age. Our patients suffer primarily from malaria, gastrointestinal complaints, respiratory tract infections, or anemia.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

In 2017, EMERGENCY’s Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery celebrated its tenth anniversary. It remains the only completely free cardiac hospital in an area home to over 300 million people. The center opened in 2007 and is situated on the outskirts of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. It remains one of very few facilities across the African continent offering highly specialized and free treatment to patients suffering from acquired and congenital cardiovascular diseases.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In February of 2017, we began work on the Centre of Excellence in Paediatric Surgery in Entebbe. On the banks of Lake Victoria, the center sits 35 kilometers from the Ugandan capital, Kampala. This new facility is dedicated to the specialist care of children and young people.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers represent retention rates. Even though the retention rate went down by 2% the overall number of donors went up significantly.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

True to its mission, EMERGENCY intends to provide free of charge and high-quality healthcare to all those in need, regardless of economic and social condition, gender, race, language, religion, opinions or any other status/ground. EMERGENCY also promotes a culture of peace, solidarity and respect for human rights. EMERGENCY core values are equality, accessibility and social responsibility. Since all humans are equal, healthcare must be of the best quality and accessible to all everywhere.
EMERGENCY fosters public healthcare in countries struck by war and poverty with a sustainable approach. This implies a long-term commitment involving local authorities from the outset, long lasting structures of high quality, training of all staff and a low overhead. In fact, in all of EMERGENCY’s projects, specific attention is given to the training of both medical and non-medical local staff, in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of activities and with the goal of handing over the health facilities to local authorities.

Goals:

• To provide assistance totally free of charge;
• To guarantee treatment to anyone in need of assistance, without any sort of discrimination;
• To practice high quality medicine and employs standardized therapeutic working protocols already tested in emergency situations; and
• To train local staff thoroughly, until complete operational independence is achieved. 


Specific 2022 Goals:
1. Fundraising: raise money to support 10% more surgeries at our Surgical Centers in Sudan, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan
2. Funding and awareness surrounding the long term, holistic, sustainable aspects of our work abroad
3. Board Development: Develop our board through addition of 3 new board members
4. Volunteer Development: Strengthen the volunteer groups, guiding, and empowering effective efforts
5. Public Relations: Strengthen our human rights advocacy and awareness through increased media coverage.

1. Fundraising: Targeted, strategized, and scaled development campaigns using base of small gift donors and solicitation of new major gift donors.
2. Funding and awareness surrounding the long term, holistic, sustainable aspects of our work abroad: Increased communications regarding completed programs and community involvement in program operations.
3. Board Development: Use existing board network to search for potential interested candidates that compliment the board's shared skillset and structure.
4. Public Relations: Leverage our coverage in large media to bolster our message of human rights.

EMERGENCY USA is the North American arm of EMERGENCY, an Italian NGO founded in 1994 that operates high standard hospitals in war zones around the world. We support the international programs of EMERGENCY through financial support, awareness campaigns, and staff recruitment.

Since 1994, EMERGENCY has worked in 19 countries, building and managing hospitals, surgical centers, rehabilitation centers, pediatric clinics, first aid posts, primary healthcare clinics, maternity centers and centers for cardiac surgery. EMERGENCY has also helped to renovate and equip pre-existing health facilities.

Program Support
In 2020, EMERGENCY USA has raised $1,230,000 in financial support; an average of 89% is spent on programs. In 2021, we have raised over $1,500,000 (unaudited number) in financial support.
With these funds we accomplished the following:
-sponsored life-saving open heart surgeries at the Salam Center in Sudan;
-medical treatments in Sierra Leone;
-supported rehabilitation center in Northern Iraq;
- sponsored EMERGENCY hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan and Anabah Maternity Center.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Emergency USA - Life Support for Civilian Victims of War and Poverty

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Larry Crickenberger

Silicon Valley Bank

Amira Resnick

Draper Consulting Group

Nafisa Abdullah

Kaiser West Los Angeles (Retired)

Lawrence Crickenberger

Fidelity Investments

Kyler Hunter

Kaiser West Los Angeles

Jill Rickman

Courtnay Robbins Bragagnolo

Mimi Yu

Firuza Rakhimova

Emily Farkas

Cathe Giffuni

Roberto Lanzi

Angela Porcarelli

Daniele Casarotto

Gianna Van Winkle

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/27/2022

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/27/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.