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DREAM’s commitment to the teens of Malawi

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. (. . .)

Malawi 24 – Women urged to go for cervical cancer screening

BY CHIKONDI MAGALASI ON NOV 06, 2017 (Malawi 24)

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). (. . .)

Health and Nutrition with DREAM 2.0

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 laboratories’ workshop of the DREAM program took place in Maputo

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. (. . .)

DREAM OPEN DAY in Malawi

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. (. . .)

DREAM at the IAS 2017 in Paris

DREAM was present at the International AIDS Society 2017 Conference in Paris.

The conference saw more than 6,000 professionals employed all over the world in the fight against the HIV infection. The results obtained with the treatment over the last few years were cause of great enthusiasm, with more than 50% of HIV-positive people all over the world following therapy.

It is a big leap forward in reaching the 90-90-90 goals set by UNAIDS for 2020. (. . .)