In Africa, tuberculosis is still a disease that causes many victims, 1,4 million only in 2019 (WHO). But not all stories have an inevitable ending.
The commitment of Doctors with Africa Cuamm thanks to the U.S. Government. Today Pierluigi Peracchini, mayor of La Spezia, and the bishop of the city mgr. Luigi Ernesto Palletti visited the spaces of “Gruppo di Volontariato Vincenziano San Giovanni Bosco”, where Doctors with Africa CUAMM renewed the showers and people in need can find support during the Covid-19 epidemic. Since July 2020, 370 homeless people have had access to hygiene services and more than 24,800 meals and 2,600 food kits were distributed.
Donated by Doctors with Africa Cuamm and funded by the U.S. Government, they will help to keep Covid-free the nursing homes and to guarantee family visits, for the mental health of elderly people. Paying attention to the most vulnerable, in Italy as in Africa.
Birth ensures the grace of sight to most of us, but not everyone enjoys this privilege. The project "ForeSeeing Inclusion" is dedicated to the healthcare of sight in the north of Uganda.
On the occasion of the World Prematurity Day, Doctors with Africa CUAMM renews its commitment to maternal and child health that it promotes through the projects in the eight African countries in which it intervenes.
In Turmi, in South Omo (Ethiopia), thanks to a "simple" solar-powered refrigerator, now we can ensure the availability and adequate storage of the blood necessary for transfusions and provide better and safer healthcare.
The situation in Africa is worsening as prevention and treatment are falling short due to the pandemic. Doctors with Africa CUAMM is working with local authorities to develop solutions suiting the context.
Thanks to the partnership with the agencies UNHRD and ECHO, an international humanitarian flight left this morning from Italy to South Sudan where CUAMM is managing the country’s response to COVID-19.
In Gambella, Ethiopia, 2 out of 5 inhabitants are refugees. With Covid-19 threatening an already fragile health system, Doctors with Africa CUAMM is taking an innovative approach to meet the needs of both refugees and hosts.
Sabina, a young woman from Uganda, could take care of her children properly thanks to the support of Doctors with Africa Cuamm and the members of her community. Raising awareness and cooperation can really make the difference.