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IV PANAFRICAN COURSE for a treatment program against HIV infection

IV PANAFRICAN COURSE

for a treatment program against HIV infection

PRESS RELEASE

The Community of Sant’Egidio will inaugurate the IV Panafrican Course on DREAM (4-28 August) on 4 of August, at TDM (Maputo, Mozambique), at 9.30.

DREAM (Drug Resource Enhancement against AIDS and Malnutrition) is a control, prevention, and treatment program – in other words, a global program to fight HIV infection in limited resource countries.

DREAM is a program run by Community of Sant’Egidio and has been active on the ground over the last 30 months. The compliance is higher than in Europe and in the US, reaching 95%. And 9 out 10 adults treated by receiving the HAART, the full tri-therapy and a multi-faceted support (nutritional aid, and so on), live well and have started new lives. DREAM is also completely free of charge for the AIDS patients.

Out of the 70,000 treated in Africa with anti-retroviral drugs, about 7,000 are under the assistance umbrella of DREAM in Mozambique, almost 4,000 are receiving the full therapy.

In the IV Panafrican Course of DREAM there are about 150 participants, from many African countries, like: Angola, RDCongo, Guiné Bissau, Guiné Conacry, Malawi, Central Africa Republic, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Guiné Equatorial, Liberia and Ivory Coast, beside other health operators coming from Mozambican Provinces.

This year the Course will have ten Cuban physicians coming to Maputo to learn the DREAM program to implement in the Carabbean Isle.

The IV Panafrican Course on DREAM Program is divided in two parts, theory and practice and in three moduls for very professional sessions, which are, physicians, health operatores, lab technicians, chemists, nurses, etc.

The theory will be held by physicians and professors of several Universities at TDM in Maputo meanwhile the practice will be done at the DREAM Centre in Machava (Maputo), in the others associated DREAM Centres (Maputo and Beira), and at the Laboratories of Molecular Biology at the Central Hospital in Maputo and Beira.

For more information contact:

Maputo office of DREAM and Sant’Egidio
Avenida 24 de Julho 7, 5 floor

Tel (+) 258 1 493752/486625
Fax (+) 258 1 486626
e-mail: segidiosaude@tvcabo.co.mz
Contact person: Paola Germano
Cell. Ph. (+258) 82 329122

 

Press Officer:

Cell. Ph. (+258) 82 323275.

 

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