The road of our project starts in Perugia, the city Hospitals and Universities since the XIX century had been a crossroad of cultures, and the gateway to many medical disciplines. The larger area of Umbria somehow reflected this presence with a strong tradition in hosting foreign students. Starting from the local integration between residents and students a global mission may be seen in Medical initiatives here designed.
The word developing has been chosen as part of the title of our project. Although the term developing usually is criticized implying a contraposition between opposites (underdeveloped areas and developed world). It may also be criticized assuming a generic desire to ‘develop’ towards a traditional ‘Western’ model of economic development.

The use of the word developing next to medicine was intended to be broad and encompassing basic achievement of medical practice and education in both ‘worlds’ (the western and the emerging countries) integrated with the concept of international citizenry.

The debate between historical relativism and ethnocentrism (eurocentric perspective) provide frontiers where we can venture the great themes offered by the migration movements and emerging national health care systems.
The weapons that we are equipped with a deep faith in liberty, respect for the “other” cultures and the desire to offer a transparent and open discussion of the readers.

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