Egyptian Field Hospital at Bagram

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Afghans wait in line outside of the Egyptian Field Hospital at Bagram Airfield.

Egypt opened an Egyptian Field Hospital at Bagram in 2003.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] The hospital treats more than 7,000 Afghans per month. Treatment is provided free of charge. 31 percent of the hospitals patients are children.

Liam Fox, writing in the The Telegraph, described the Egyptian Hospital at Bagram as an exception to "almost non-existent" engagement in Afghanistan by the Muslim world.[8]


  1. ^ Cherie A. Thurlby (2007-07-27). "England Visits Iraq, Afghanistan". United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 2010-01-23. Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England thanks Egyptian medical personnel for their support during a tour of the Egyptian field hospital in Bagram, Afghanistan, July 20, 2007. The field hospital, which has been operating for four years, has seen 300,000 patients and has the capability of conducting major surgery in theater. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "US Egypt aid debated". Al Ahram. 2004-06-30. Archived from the original on 2010-01-23. The two countries are also cooperating closely in the "war on terror", he said, and a US-Egyptian Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group held its first meeting in July 2003. He also pointed out that Egypt maintains a field hospital in Bagram, Afghanistan that serves the needs of thousands of Afghanis. 
  3. ^ "The Egyptian Field Hospital at Bagram in Afghanistan treats more than 7,200 Afghan patients every month". Modern Egypt. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Internship injects the right prescription for Afghans". US Central Command. 2009-02-19. Archived from the original on August 25, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  5. ^ James Bolinger (2009-02-28). "Bagram military police donate smiles". US Central Command. Archived from the original on May 28, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  6. ^ Brian Mockenhaupt (2009-10). "The Doctor's War". Atlantic magazine. Archived from the original on 2010-01-23. The Egyptian military, which also runs a hospital at Bagram, agreed to take the kids, and the Charlie Company helicopter roared off over the mountains. The hospital, housed in plywood buildings, is clean but cramped—think M*A*S*H—and lacks the high-tech equipment of the American facility.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ Nancy Montgomery (2006-09-12). "Bagram hospital staff's goal is 'to leave a legacy, not a vacuum'". Stars and Stripes. Archived from the original on 2010-01-23. 
  8. ^ Liam Fox (2007-10-28). "Liam Fox: Afghanistan must not be lost". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 2010-01-23. Of course, Pakistan has been facing the brunt of the fighting against al-Qaeda along the Durand line, but other Muslim contributions have been all too limited. With the exception of an Egyptian field hospital at Bagram Air Base, a few dozen Special Operations Forces from the UAE, and a handful of Jordanian engineers during the early days of the conflict, Arab participation has been almost non-existent in Afghanistan.