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33rd mission

Aug 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: News

On 11 June 2009 our 33rd mission to Angal came to an end. As often happens many volunteers have assisted us in the everyday work. We started April 20 together with Tiziana, mother of Dr. Arianna Bortolani sent by Cuamm, which for 7 months supported the pediatric ward, where the number of children consistently exceeds 100.

For 3 weeks we had as a guest Matteo De Mayda, from  “Informatici senza Frontiere”, who gave an impulse to the project named “OpenHospital” which assists the introduction od computers in certain areas of the hospital, and collected some photographic material, together with data and interviews, which will document the activities of the Friends of Angal in a specific publication.

Then it was the turn of the dentist Francesco Pelligra, who came to check the progress of  SMOM project.

After he left it was  the turn of the Sarti (see News n.2°) who came to spend a holiday at work, with their children. With great generosity they devoted to Angal their first holiday after their return to Italy at the end of their previous effort lasted a year, a sign of interest and careness to the hospital which is really important for local people and for the hospital staff.

Since May 21 was also with us dr. Cardellino, at his sixth mission. Officially presented as deputy of Mario, after endless discussions with the staff, with Dr. Ronald, Medical Superintendent, and with Mr. Simon, the director, has helped to lay the foundations for future cooperation between the Association and the Hospital with very strict rules to ensure transparency.

From an organizational point of view this period was very hard due to some problems of coordination with the local administration. The endless work of mediation with the parties primarily led by Dr. Cardellino, now vice-representative of Friends of Angal towards the Hospital, has resulted in a new  agreement (to be published on this site) between the Association and the Hospital, countersigned by the parties, and officially operational starting on July , which will be valid for one year renewable. By means of this agreement, on which we have set some clear rules with quarterly monitoring, we will ensure, with a financial commitment of more than 130,000 euros per year by the Association, the proper implementation of those projects that the association has been carrying on since years, by establishing some more rigorous and formal responsibilities of the various actors involved.

More to be published on this issue soon.

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