Over the years, the holistic approach to the health of the patient alongside the fight against malnutrition, which from the beginning has been part of our DNA, has led us to make available tools and skills for the many and various problems and diseases affecting the AIDS patient and more generally the African patient. In addition to considering the human and nutritional aspect we started to pay attention to the major diseases with which Africans live with: anemia, hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, certain types of cancer and even diseases related to the increased life expectancy of Africans and also the HIV positive patients under treatment. Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, metabolic diseases including diabetes mellitus.
Although the program has always considered some of the pathologies that go along with the African AIDS patient, today it aims to collect with renewed enthusiasm the challenge of global health also for Africa. The dream of DREAM is to obtain universal access for prevention, therapy and diagnostics for the main diseases. The access to treatment is still a mirage for most of the African people. Of the twenty countries with the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, nineteen are in Africa; this continent also holds the sad world record for neonatal mortality. Basic health services are still denied to many. The principle of interdependence that binds nations and continents is therefore an immense opportunity in the contemporary global world but also a challenge to be undertaken so as to cancel the growing inequality that over time can affect the lives of all peoples. Working for Africa is a crucial factor. It is even more vital if carried out through long-term programs.