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In this special episode  Presadiretta tales you in SOUTH SUDAN, a country ravaged by war and now need everything. But there are Italian donors thanks to AMREF, an NGO, they were able to put on a great little miracle, a school for nurses and midwives who are saving the lives of hundreds of people.

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In 2050 nearly 1.5 billions people aged over 60 will live in less developed countries. According to UN data and WHO facts sheet 2010 Niger will have the fewest people over 60 (5%).

In the picture the dark areas represent regions in 2050 where the percentage of 60+residents rises over 25% of total population.

Longer life fewer babies will push on a demographic shift, by 2050 one in 5 people will be aged 60+ they will outnumber people under 14y

According to the chiar’s final statements of the meeting: there is a strong need to forster Italian  international cooperation. The Italian community appreciate such activities and is interested to improve them.  Exist potentially relevant sinergic chances between public and private initiatives (profit and no-profit).

At present day there are no precise figures on how many people are involved in Int Coop activities, the recent restriction to the foreign Ministery budget had direct effects on the planning of future activities and  indirect on national health care systems workers (e.g.: doctors and nurses) applying to Int Coop projects. Their previdential duties will not be easily waived during missions abroad.

last evening in Cesenatico (Forli Cesena) under the patronage of the Red Cross local office and the health care authorities of Cameroun and Italy took place the second meeting on Health cooperation between Italy and Cameroun. The coordinated work of African doctors in Italy and local providers may represent the key point of any friutfull collaboration see also on Dr Nzepa projects.

 

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The association “L’impegno” based in Umbria organized for the months of October and November a medical mission in Burkina Faso.
Planned to go two eye surgeons of the hospital in Gubbio-Gualdo Tadino, a nurse hospital in Città di Castello, two optical technicians from Gubbio.

The project involves the creation in Nanoroo at the hospital, run by fathers Camillians, a center for eye surgery and an optical lab.

For this project, challenging both from the point of view of organization and economy, the association has benefited from the input of specialized companies, private citizens, traders in the industry.

In this way, they succeeded in Burkina to send a large amount of medical supplies for interventions in ophthalmology and for the realization of demonstrations with corrective lenses.
for info see the official site

Perugia and Montessori : The “Centro Internazionale Montessori ” of Perugia is a wonderful piece that integrated the activities of academic institutions (universities Italian and foreign) providing that special something to the city educational system. Google yesterday delighted us with a doodle dedicated to the great pedagogue, lucky that someone remembers.

Vienna University recently adopted the smart city index.

A city can be defined as ‘smart’ when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel and sustainable development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory governance.

Perugia entered at the 54th european ranking (as first Italian city) in one of the 6 sub indicators: citizenship. This was not expected see Wired June 2012 #40 pag 79

According to the criteria adopted by Ciriaci and colleagues in the survey published on proceedings of the International Conference on “Human Capital and Employment in the European and Mediterranean Area” Bologna, 10-11 March 2011 the souhern Italy graduates migration choices are directly connected with the following variables: i) unemployement rate of the residency area, ii) unemployment rate of the chosen education area, iv) scientific prestige of the centre. The migration trend considered from south to north considered as target migration areas the Italian central-northern regions: Lazio, Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Valle d‟Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino A.A., Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Veneto. The southern regions are Campania, Abruzzi, Molise, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicily and Sardinia, which comprise the so-called „Mezzogiorno‟.

An outpatients service for immigrants in Perugia reccommended by ​Catholic doctors (amci) and Caritas. To pursue the matter at the conference in honor of Vittorio Trancanelli, 23 June, came to Perugia, Riccardo Poli, medical director at Prato, founder of the medical center for immigrants in Florence known as “the clinic of the Stenone”, the whose clinic several years ago was named after the doctor Vittorio Trancanelli Perugia, a sign of understanding and closeness between Florence and Perugia mentioned by Professor Fausto Santeusanio. “I could not come, Poli said, remembering his long friendship with the Archbishop. Gualtiero Bassetti when he was still in Florence, and that this clinic for immigrants know the story well. Even for this Mgr. Bassetti convincingly supports the initiative which it wishes to be a work “sign” in addition to those already implemented by Caritas. The intervention by Riccardo Poli was like a journey through the past twenty years. A relatively short time in which there have been radical changes in the legislation on immigrants. Poli recalled the beginning of the surgery of Stenone, when Msgr. Bassetti was vicar general of the diocese of Florence. It was the early 90’s, there was the Martelli Law and no medical care was granted to immigrants. Many doctors began to provision by a voluntary service and a lay association was founded, although very close to Christianity, to accommodate medical or non-believers of other faiths. The wives of doctors’ office, the drugs were applied to the pharmaceutical and private laboratories every week for years have given free samples for analysis. The experience of Florence was born after that of Rome had been active since 1981. In 1997 things changed, reminded Poli, with health care reform desired by the Minister Bindi, who wanted the same Poli consultant to the Ministry. We had to change mentalities Poli said recalling for example the work of mediation with the Ministry of the Interior that raises the problem of “traceability” of foreigners without papers. It was not easy, but in law went through the line of those who supported the obligation “not to report” illegal immigrants to the police except in cases provided for the Italians themselves. So, after the State ensured health care for immigrants, the doctors decided to focus on the Stenone dentistry, general medicine and pediatric surgery, or offering a specialist service on the one hand and the other a general assumption for those who may not have the “family doctor”. Contrary to what is feared, said Poli, immigrants do not suffer and do not carry exotic diseases, but more often they get sick of smoking, and stress that is leading to reactive depression, creating the phenomenon of “migrant exhausted.” “I think today to make medicine for the immigrant is easier,” concluded Poli, because, he added, “makes no sense to think of a specialist, but should focus on general pediatric medicine and dentistry because illegal immigrants can not get the medical family or in programs of prevention “. The key, he added, is to have a relationship with the local health authorities, a Memorandum of Understanding that allows to have the recipe and the cup.

Daniela Monni, director of Caritas dicoesana, recalled that in Perugia had been opened many years ago, a clinic for immigrants who then was closed and not reopened because there was no need. “Remember Trancanelli Vittorio – he added – means remembering a way of being, a way” to doctors “who provide the other with their lives.” What and how to act today, on the face of health care to immigrants, are the themes on which the AMCI and Caritas are now considering.

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