Expectant mothers in Tanzania lack access to the conveniences and services that we in wealthier countries tend to take for granted. Some fail to eat properly in the months leading up to delivery, or exhaust themselves with the heavy work they’re obliged to do, unaware of the precautions that ought to be taken during pregnancy.
As the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) draws to a close in New York, we at CUAMM are excited about and committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were discussed there, particularly those concerning nutrition and maternal and child health.
In Mozambique almost 43% of children suffer from chronic malnutrition. To face this problem some doctors and researchers have created recipes accesible to all mothers.
Generation Nutrition is a global civil society campaign created to encourage governments to take action against child mortality caused by malnutrition. Doctors with Africa CUAMM is now joining this campaign.
In West Nile, where we are already supporting blind people with dedicated activities, we are back with an important project against malnutrition.
On August 25, 2007, the first medical students graduated from the Catholic University of Mozambique. Nine years later, we are moved to remember that moment through our former director Don Luigi's words.
Work continues in Sierra Leone to rebuild its fragile health system devastated by Ebola. Excellent results in Freetown and Pujehun.
Solidarity abounds in Freetown: Cooperazione Italiana, the Prosolidar Foundation and the Cariparo Foundation are working with Cuamm to support the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital.
Tonight the Rio 2106 Olympics open. Cuamm is cheering with Africa, true to our values and in the spirit of taking part being what matters most.
Following the turmoil of the last few weeks, the latest e-mail from our director Don Dante Carraro explains the conditions that doctors, field workers, and patients are enduring. The situation remains delicate, and food and medicine is needed. We will stay true to the commitment we took ten years ago.