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Salam Centre

Khartoum, Sudan
1 of 9Marcello Bonfanti

A cardio-surgery centre to offer highly specialized assistance to patients affected by cardiological pathologies. The Salam Centre is run and managed by the Italian based humanitarian organisation Emergency ngo. The centre started its clinical activities in April 2007. "Salam" means peace in Arabic. The Centre offers free-of-charge assistance to patients affected by both congenital and acquired heart diseases. The plot is located in the south of Khartoum, facing the Blue Nile river; the Salam Centre was not conceived as a sole building but as a system of buildings and correlated spaces: the Hospital blocks; an administration area; a technical and service area; a Guest-house for relatives of patients coming from outside Khartoum; a Meditation Pavilion for patients of all creeds and religions; a Medical Compound made of container-houses.