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More than 2,000 illegal migrants sailing from North Africa have been saved off the southern coast of Sicily over the past two days, the Italian navy said on Wednesday.

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According to the navy, a total of 2,128 migrants were rescued before disembarking on the island; 600 were picked up at sea on Monday while on their way to the port of Augusta.

On Tuesday about 500 African migrants stormed their way past the triple-layered border fences of the Spanish African enclave of Melilla, in what Spanish authorities called one of the largest such crossings in years.

Spain has two enclaves in Morocco: Melilla and Ceuta, which are both located on the northern tip of Morocco. Thousands of migrants from all over Africa camp on the Moroccan side of the enclaves’ border every year waiting for an opportunity to scale the fence and enter European territory.

Regarded by many would-be migrants as Europe’s back-door, Italy and Spain have been struggling with illegal immigration for decades.

But according to the latest data released from the European Union’s border agency, Frontex, more than 20,000 migrants entered Europe illegally through Italy’s Lampedusa and Sicily in the third quarter of 2013 alone.

Due to the current political instability in North Africa and the Middle East, the number of illegal migrants has sky-rocketed in recent years.

Course Title: Global Right to health
( Training course for health volunteers in Africa)

Course Director : Dr A. Giamperoli
Director and Chief Corporate Planning and Control AUSL Cesena

Request for CME accreditation :
 employees of the Hospital of Cesena
 nurses
 doctors ( general practitioners , specialists in gastroenterology , gynecology and anesthesia ) .

Number of participants: 30 people

Date of Course:
 Friday, 11 October 2013 ( 14.00-19.00 )
 Saturday, October 12, 2013 ( 09:30 to 19:15 hours )

Course Venue : Museum of the Marine . Via Armellini , 18 Cesenatico (FC)

For information and registration :
 CRI Cesenatico , Tel: 0547 673334 (Mrs. Marika , 09-14 hours )
 Dr. Francis Sietchping Nzepa ( Mobile 3935392111 , e- mail: dr.francissiet @ yahoo.it )

Promoter of the course: Red Cross Cesenatico

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 in collaboration with Diabetic Association of Cesenatico
Co  the international partnership of the Red Cross Njombé – Penja in Cameroon
 with the support and patronage of the Municipality of Cesenatico , Municipality of Cesena and AUSL Cesena.

 

 

 

 

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eurodisney 037Rome, June 27 (Reuters) – Eight out of ten foreign prisoners do not know, basically, their rights to health in prison. But the Italians have some difficulty, considering that the entire prison population has information on the reform of prison health only in 60% of cases. While less than a third of the operators of the prison knows the content of the news on the subject of health care in prison. Are some findings, presented this morning in Rome, the project ‘Health without barriers’, made by the National Institute for Health and Migration Poverty and the Ministry of Health on a proposal from the Ministry of Interior. Own initiative created to promote awareness among foreign prisoners of the right to protection of health and the knowledge of the functioning of health services in prison.

The project – started May 30, 2012 and closing June 29 – involved 12 Italian prisons in North, Central and South and also involved health professionals and social health, the prison officers and the leadership with different types of intervention: from information seminars for courses distance learning to a search. “The project – told Adnkronos Salute Gianfranco Costanzo NIHMP, project coordinator – has allowed us to check the status of implementation of health care reform the prisons and give information to the prisoners, training of health workers and involve the directors of prisons and the commanders of the prison. E ‘was also possible to carry out a research on the perception of the reform on the part of the various components of prison life. ”

The results showed “a low perception of their rights on the part of foreign prisoners,” says Costanzo. “I emerged the need to better coordinate the health care world that is in charge of the health of prisoners (and which today is in ASL, in the implementation of the reform which transferred responsibility from the Dap NHS) with the needs that are specific to the system detention, and therefore the security of society and people. serves to match together with the safety requirement of the protection of health, a goal to which we are not yet arrived. “

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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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.

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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