On 19 June 2017 at the “Giovanni Paolo II” Nutritional Center the first Community Vegetable Garden opened, promoted by the Community of Sant’Egidio in collaboration with Slow Food.
The project was made possible through the Sichem and Efraim Communities of Olgiate Olona, a town in the Italian municipality of Varese, which organized on 29 April a master class for charity: “4000 meatballs for Malawi”, together with a Malawian biologist from DREAM. (. . .)
The DREAM Program is present in the DRC since 2009 in Mbandakà and since 2011 in Kinshasa with the opening of the Floribert Bwana Center, built thanks to the contribution of the Association “Bambini del Danubio” and the Assicurazioni Generali Group. (. . .)
DREAM has been present in Guinea for more than 10 years in the fight against AIDS. DREAM’s approach has always been to put the patient first, man and woman not as a disease, but as a person, each with their own needs and characteristics. The treatment of AIDS and its subsequent related diseases has allowed many people to understand how it is possible to live a good life even with AIDS, and women to give birth to healthy children and to preserve their energy in order to take care of them. (. . .)
Between 20 and 27 April a campaign for the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer took place in the district of Blantyre, Malawi. The event received widespread support by the media and the local population. (. . .)
An interesting educational activity called “Benefit sharing and global health. Towards a model of inclusive excellence” took place in Novara over the past few days, during a course of the International Master’s Degree in Medical Biotechnology taught by Professor Gianluca Gaidano. More than 40 students from the course attended the activity, but also graduates and a few students from the Medicine course. (. . .)
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. (. . .)