Nel 2016 il Camerun ha adottato la strategia “test and treat” per mettere fine all’epidemia di AIDS nel paese e, nello stesso tempo, ha scelto di estendere a tutta la popolazione sieropositiva l’accesso alla carica virale, esame fondamentale per misurare il successo del trattamento. I due laboratori DREAM di Dschang e Yaounde, realizzati dalla Comunità di Sant’Egidio, fanno parte della rete di 10 laboratori a cui tutti i centri di salute del paese faranno riferimento per effettuare la carica virale. (. . .)
On 20 November a delegation of representatives of the cooperation between EU countries visited the multipurpose DREAM Center of the Community of Sant’Egidio in Beira, Mozambique. The representatives, who collaborate in common projects of development aid, decided to visit the DREAM program together as an example of best practice in the partnership between Europe and Africa.
They received a warm welcome and their visit covered every area of the center. (. . .)
Chiara, medico e missionaria laica, in una lunga lettera – colloquio a Kikobo, l’amico infermiere, racconta il sogno di un’Africa dove il diritto alla vita, alla salute, all’istruzione, alla pace, siano rispettati e ci mostra un continente unico per la sua capacità di inventare e costruire il proprio futuro. (. . .)
On a warm summer’s day, Ak. is seen leaving his neighbourhood smiling and greeting everyone he knows: “I am going to school! Hooray! I am going to boarding school!”.
Ivy and Maureen went to pick him up early in the morning to take him to a residential school that an Italian family has provide for Ak.
He still cannot believe it. (. . .)
Women around Phalombe district have been told the importance of going for screening for cervical cancer, which is one of the deadliest diseases in the world.
A week long campaign has been launched in the district and is expected to run from 6th to 10th November 2017 with support from Disease Relief through Excellent and Advanced Means (DREAM). (. . .)
The “Health and Nutrition” training course is organized by the DREAM Program of the Community of Sant’Egidio with the contribution of the Eight per thousand of the Italian Catholic Church. Over the course of 4 days, 23 community health workers of the DREAM centers in Tanzania (coming from Iringa, Arusha, Uwemba and Masanga) took part in the course, as well as 20 community operators from Iringa, Usokami and the district of Pawaga in the region of Iringa, one of the districts most affected by child malnutrition. (. . .)
The second international workshop of the managers of the laboratories of the DREAM program in Africa concluded last week in Maputo. A group of biologists and lab technicians who manage the implementation of quality systems in eight of the largest laboratories of the DREAM program were present at the workshop. The purpose of the event, which was financed by the Italian Episcopal Conference, was yet another occasion to confront each other, share challenges and experiences and find common solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the laboratories. (. . .)
The role of Laboratory diagnostics in HIV and Co-Morbidities Management in the Era of Global 90-90-90
Over the course of August the first open day of the DREAM center “Elard Alumando” took place in Mandala, Blantyre. Malawi’s Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi was present, as well as many partners and collaborators of the DREAM Program in Malawi.
The day was an occasion to demonstrate to all of the stakeholders of the DREAM Program its main activities and the available resources (both in terms of equipment and human resources) which it can provide for the country and its partners, as well as the results that the Program wishes to achieve in the near future. (. . .)