Behind the maternal and child health intervention that CUAMM carries out in the field, there are thousands of stories of women facing obstetric complications and risking their lives due to the limits of the local health systems in offering first aid in emergencies.
The figure of the biologist or the lab technician and of those who deal with diagnostics is increasingly important as a component of Cuamm projects. Diagnostics is done at various levels, even in systems with limited resources, and it becomes increasingly complex as the urban area proceeds to the most peripheral and remote areas.
The testimony of Stefania, JPO of gynaecology and obstetrics at the University of Milan Bicocca, who returned to Italy in early March after 6 months of service in Tosamaganga, in Tanzania.
The anti-covid vaccination campaign has begun at the Saint Luke Hospital of Wolisso in Ethiopia where there has been a big increase of positive cases in the last month, some of them with very serious conditions.
On the 70th anniversary of Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Pope Francis welcomed the director Don Dante Carraro in a private audience due to the anti-covid restrictions.
Never before this year of pandemic, have we realized the importance of water for the health system. We want to remember it today, on the World Water Day. Water supply becomes crucial in Africa where its scarcity is a daily challenge in addition to many other difficulties, as the threat of Covid-19.
The numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19, intensive care unit admissions and deaths from the virus continue to rise. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, and its name is vaccines. Availability is limited: we don’t have enough doses in Italy, and the situation is far worse in Africa.
Fathers are often marginal figures in Africa, as parental responsibilities are mainly a duty of women. Anyhow, their active role in the family is essential for the health of children.
Global emergencies demand global responses, and Africa cannot be left out. A vaccination program is clearly imperative there as well: not only is it the right thing to do, it will also help ensure everyone’s wellbeing, as it is the only way to put an end to the spread of this virus and its variants.
Improving governance and community preparedness for a resilient society.