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Good news from Africa regarding global biomedical research

An interesting educational activity called “Benefit sharing and global health. Towards a model of inclusive excellence” took place in Novara over the past few days, during a course of the International Master’s Degree in Medical Biotechnology taught by Professor Gianluca Gaidano. More than 40 students from the course attended the activity, but also graduates and a few students from the Medicine course. (. . .)

The DREAM Program at the Assembly of the Mozambican Republic

Last 19 April a delegation of Mozambican MPs visited the “Centro para a Criança – Children’s Health Center” in order to better understand the activities carried out by the Community of Sant’Egidio in the fight against AIDS and Tuberculosis through the DREAM Program.

During the visit the delegation proved to be very interested in DREAM’s focus on prevention and its holistic approach to the disease. (. . .)

Malawi, a challenge that can be overcome: From HIV/AIDS to the empowerment of young women

The women of the I DREAM Movement by now are known throughout Malawi. They are increasingly asked to participate in public events and presentations to share their story and provide an example on how it is possible to live and develop one’s own ambitions in a society that, especially in the rural areas, does not yet recognize the role of women and how they can contribute to the development of the country. (. . .)

An agreement has been signed between the DREAM program and the Japanese embassy in Maputo for the collaboration towards women’s health

On 27 February 2017 a contract was signed between the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Japanese embassy in Maputo for the development of the ward for cancer prevention at the “woman’s health center” in Zimpeto, Maputo.

The Zimpeto area is located in the Ka Mabukwana district, in the northern suburbs of Maputo. The district’s population is of about 337,000 inhabitants, of which 60% are aged 15-64. (. . .)

Karibu DREAM Matteo Zuppi !

The archbishop of Bologna Matteo Zuppi visits the DREAM center of Iringa

Mons. Matteo Zuppi al centro DREAM di Iringa in Tanzania“Karibu DREAM Matteo” are the heartfelt words that welcomed Msgr. Matteo Zuppi, archbishop of Bologna, when on 20 January he visited the health center of the Community of Sant’Egidio in Iringa, Tanzania.

The warm welcome was mirrored by the great affection of Msgr. Zuppi, who was happy and eager to visit every single area and department of the Center. (. . .)

Today’s global approach to AIDS and its related diseases: a challenge to accept

The training behind the DREAM Program in Tanzania

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Due to the expansion of treatment programs for AIDS and Tuberculosis to country-level and the need to support government efforts to guarantee their quality and thus their success, the DREAM Program organized in Dar es Salaam a training course called “DREAM 2.0 – The global approach to the HIV patient: prevention, diagnosis and treatment of virological failure and drug resistance.”

The title and topic discussed drew much interest and attention among the health personnel currently involved in fighting the diseases. (. . .)