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The Association “Alleanza degli Ospedali Italiani nel Mondo ” was established on 2 February 2004, as a non-profit-making association, in order to support the IPOCM project, its different activities and initiatives.
The Association is constituted by the Italian Minister of Health, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Minister of Education, University and Research, the Italian Minister of the Italians in the World and the Italian Minister of Innovation and Technologies.
44 Italian Hospitals abroad (CSIM) and 31 Reference Hospitals in Italy (CSNR) are the Association’s Ordinary Fellows, together with other public and private bodies and regional administrations by endorsing the Association’s aims.
Other private institutions, companies, foundations, voluntary and non-governmental organizations may take part in the Association as funding Fellows.
The principal bodies of the Association are the President, the Steering Committee, the Geographic Area Committees and the Secretariat General.
Cooperation and social promotion are Alleanza’s main priorities. In this context, and in order to achieve project objectives, it has the mandate to gather, from health agencies and hospitals, medical or technical equipment obsolete by law for the advantage of Italian Hospitals in the World (CSIM).

HOW TO APPLY FOR PARTNERSHIP

All Italian Hospitals abroad which are interested in joining the “Alleanza degli Ospedali Italiani nel Mondo” as Ordinary Fellows must formally apply for partnership by filling in the relevant application form, the administrative form and the three attached questionnaires (being integral part of the application). The application form is available in Italian and English and care should be taken to complete all fields in exhaustive and clear way. In order to benefit from the Alleanza’s telematic services  (teleconsultation and e-learning) it is required that each hospital make available its own viable hardware, according to a reference feasibility study ” .

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The Secretariat General will provide the relevant hardware and the sufficient Internet connectivity only to the Italian hospitals abroad. To both hospitals in Italy and abroad the Secretariat General will make available the necessary implementation methodologies as well as the specialised software. Further information on how to apply, the ICT adaptation as well as the association itself can be obtained from the Secretariat General at the (0039) 0659942184 – 59942348 or the e-mail: info.ipocm@sanita.it

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The burden of stroke is increasing in developing countries that struggle to manage it efficiently. A gorup od Portuguese doctors  identified determinants of early case-fatality among stroke patients in Maputo, Mozambique, to assess the impact of in-hospital complications. Paper published on Int J of Stroke official journal of the WSO. On the same issue a paper on low cost lysis perspective with streptokinase.

 

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Massimo Porzi at the FELCOS office Massimo Porzi at the FELCOS office

Last evening I visited the FELCOS office in Foligno. Felcos consortium is an association based in Umbria of local  municipal authorities and privates promoting social development and growth throughout international cooperation (albania, Palestine, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Cuba). Mr Massimo Porzi kindly gave me the chance to show him Developing Medicine acitivities. We agreed on selecting scientific contributions from felcos recent activites to be submitted to our editorial office. FELCOS office may support fund raising applications for migration related topics in Umbria. Those interested can contact me or directly massimo at Felcos.

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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

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