This decade saw the beginnings of country programs and bilateral agreements between the Italian government and countries such as Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique.
Doctors with Africa CUAMM had grown over time. There was now a need to find ways to become self-financing, and to let more people know about the organization and its objective: making free health care available and accessible to the world’s poorest.
The 1960s was a pivotal period in twentieth-century history, one that influenced people everywhere, including CUAMM’s doctors and the way they envisioned their work.
Doctors with Africa CUAMM’s journey continues, in our quest to make free healthcare available and accessible to the communities we serve abroad.
Formerly known as the University College for Aspiring Missionary Doctors, Doctors with Africa CUAMM was founded in 1950 by Francesco Canova, previously a missionary doctor in Jordan. Monsignor Girolamo Bortignon, the Bishop of Padua, immediately lent his support to Canova and the project.
In 2018 In 2018, CUAMM’s 50th year in Tanzania, we continued to strengthen the national health service with interventions in 6 regions (Iringa, Njombe, Simiyu, Shinyanga, Dodoma, and Ruvuma) in 24 districts. In rural areas, our focus has been on the health of mothers and children, birth attendance, and newborn care. Our project [...]
This 13 and 14 April in London Doctors with Africa CUAMM presented a set of good practices, the outcome of a pilot project we recently wound up in Tanzania. CUAMM was the only Italian NGO selected by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the international NGO World Vision to partner on the project, which used technologies to test a participatory approach in the monitoring of health care service quality.
Doctors with Africa CUAMM’s support for the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s largest hospital for obstetric emergency management, gets underway.
November 2015 No. 72
Mary is a 29-year-old South-Sudanese woman, who had to travel several miles in order to deliver, with many discomforts to bear. The history has been taken by Peninah Nalubega, who, as she wrote, "is an Ugandan by nationality and a midwife by profession, working in Lui Hospital as an employee of CUAMM".