On February 23, a ceremony was held at Dar es Salaam, to inaugurate the delivery of humanitarian aid by the flagship boat, of the Italian Navy, Carabinieri. The ship has been used in the anti-piracy mission Atalanta, at the guide of the Euopean Union.
In the presence of Italian ambassador, Luigi Scotto – who during his time has visited the DREAM centers of Arusha and Iringa on several occasions – drugs for opportunistic infections, generic drugs, and medical supplies were donated; all intended for treatment of 3,700 patients in care the DREAM program of the Community of S. (. . .)
Noorjehay Magid, is a doctor and clinical manager of the DREAM program for fighting HIV in Mozambique. Behind the white coat is a woman of faith with a strong humanitarian streak. She exercises her profession with the idea that “to treat the sick it is not enough to be doctors, you need to have human feelings.” In recognition for her work she has been given two awards; “Woman of the Year” of Italy in 2006 and the “Klaus-Hemmerler” award of Germany this year for her humanitarian work in the area of HIV / AIDS. (. . .)
“Unite to End TB” is the slogan chosen this year by the World Health Organization for World TB Day, which is celebrated on March 24th today in memory of the historic lecture by Robert Koch, in which he revealed to the world the cause of tuberculosis. The press issue released by WHO on the occasion of the anniversary shows great optimism: justified by the astonishing figure of 43 million lives saved since 2000 thanks to recent efforts in the fight against TB. (. . .)