Today, on World Nurses Day, it is more important than ever to recognize the essential role that this professional figure plays in patient care and assistance in Italy as well as in Africa.
In Uganda, in the northern regions of Acholi and West Nile, the situation as regards visual health is worrying. Doctors with Africa Cuamm with CBM Italia (Christian Blind Mission) intervenes in these regions to contribute to the reduction of avoidable blindness.
On World Midwife Day we share the testimony of Elena and Chiara, two young midwives who chose to practice their profession in Africa.
The hospitals chosen by the Region have received new medical isolation tents that will help better manage Covid-19 cases, including after the pandemic's acute phase has passed.
When the story of a mother, Mary, and her child can be truly inspirational for other mothers, promoting the health and wellbeing of the whole community.
The logistician is a little-known figure in the field of international cooperation. Its task is to make the interventions well organized and working. With infinite differences, depending on the different contexts.
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.
Now forgotten in the West, malaria still kills thousands in Africa, including many children. From South Sudan comes the story of Linda, who risked losing a third pregnancy to malaria but was saved by the care of midwife Peninah.
Alarming data from a Global Fund report was published a few days ago: HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria are recording a major drop in diagnosis and treatment in poor countries.
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.