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. (. . .)
Improving access to health services, especially in view of the treatment of the HIV virus, paying particular attention to teens and women. This was the subject discussed during the important conference held on 22 June in Maputo, with the participation of “Champions for an AIDS-free generation in Africa” – former African statesmen who dedicated themselves to this important aspect of healthcare and who were able to bring substantial improvements to the field, thanks to their good governance during their mandate. (. . .)
Last 19 April a delegation of Mozambican MPs visited the “Centro para a Criança – Children’s Health Center” in order to better understand the activities carried out by the Community of Sant’Egidio in the fight against AIDS and Tuberculosis through the DREAM Program.
During the visit the delegation proved to be very interested in DREAM’s focus on prevention and its holistic approach to the disease. (. . .)
On 27 February 2017 a contract was signed between the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Japanese embassy in Maputo for the development of the ward for cancer prevention at the “woman’s health center” in Zimpeto, Maputo.
The Zimpeto area is located in the Ka Mabukwana district, in the northern suburbs of Maputo. The district’s population is of about 337,000 inhabitants, of which 60% are aged 15-64. (. . .)
The project against famine backed by the Italian Cooperation and implemented by the DREAM program of the Community of Sant’Egidio in Mozambique and Malawi has reached the people afflicted by the drought.
2016 has been a particularly difficult year in Southern Africa, with about 15 million people affected by an ongoing food crisis. (. . .)
The project on the famine emergency has begun, in order to give an initial response to the food crisis unleashed by El Niño in Southern Africa. 2016 has been a year of food shortage across Africa, affecting almost 15 million people (news news ). Thanks to the resources of the Italian Cooperation, the DREAM program has launched a project with the aim of providing food aid to the populations most affected by the drought in Malawi and Mozambique that will reach 20,000 people. (. . .)