On December 31st at 11 pm in Chiulo, Angola, Giorgio Pellis's phone rings: there is an obstetric emergency and Alice, the Angolan doctor who works in the hospital, asks for support in managing the birth beacuse the child struggles to be born.
Doctors with Africa CUAMM and Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Charitable Trust working in partnership to support mothers and children in Africa.
Doctors with Africa CUAMM took part to the "Healthy Marathon" in Luanda, Angola, to fight against non-communicable diseases.
In 6 months, 4000 people reaching 6 health centres of Luanda have been screened for free for Diabetes and Hypertension.
CUAMM and the World Diabetes Foundation are working again together in Angola thanks to a new project that has recently started in Luanda, the capital of Angola, to fight Diabetes.
JOB TITLE: Logistician maintainer JOB LOCATION: Angola, Cunene Province, Chiulo APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 16, 2018
Last Friday in Luanda, Angola, CUAMM hosted the first workshop related to a program for diabetes and hypertension screening in patients with tuberculosis. This is a new challenge in our ongoing battle against chronic diseases, a topic that is still little known in Africa.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, TB programmes rarely include NCD screening, but a project in Angola is proving it can be done with great success.
October saw the launch of a new project in Angola to address the problem of malnutrition. This project considers nutrition in a community context, with particular emphasis on mothers and children aged under five.
A Rotary Club project that provided delivery room equipment to the Chiulo Hospital and training to local health workers wrapped up at the end of last month. Here’s a first-hand account by Giovanni Del Frate of his August 2016 visit to the hospital with other members of Rotary Club Udine Patriarcato.