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CUAMM - DOCTORS WITH AFRICA

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Doctors with Africa Cuamm is the biggest Italian organization for the prmotion of Health and Healthcare amongst African populations. Founded in 1950 under the name of “University College for Aspiring Missionary Doctors”, it is now recognized by the Italian State as an NGO for International Aid in developing countries and an ONLUS (Non for Profit organization with social utility).

Since 1950 Doctors with Africa Cuamm, implements long-term, projects focusing on development in order to extend access to health services to everyone, including vulnerable and marginalized peoples.

The organization actively operates in 7 Sub-Saharan African countries (Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda) with long-term healthcare projects, within a framework of social inclusion.

One of the priorities of Doctors with Africa Cuamm is maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health in Sub-Saharan Africa. We act in order to:

  • Implement regional- and district- based national policies and programs that promote reproductive health and especially access to skilled birth attendants and lifesaving interventions (BEmOC and CEmOC) to reduce maternal (and adolescent), fetal, and neonatal mortality and morbidity (“triple returns”).
  • Improve referral and communications that connect families and communities with the peripheral health network and hospitals, following a continuum of care approach.
  • Invest in the community, in the peripheral networks and hospitals, to improve the supply and demand of health care through the use of incentives.
  • Monitor the rates of coverage, quality, and equity of health services.
  • Conduct operational research on determinants of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.

The approach of Doctors with Africa Cuamm is health system strengthening and to work from community to health centers and hospitals, in integrated manner providing technical assistance at health centers and hospitals level as well as at District and regional level in the countries where it is operating.

These actions involve the weakest population groups, particularly women and children, through treatment and prevention programmes, interventions to develop health facilities, activities devoted to the sick (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria) and the training of doctors, nurses, midwives and other professional providers.

 

http://www.mediciconlafrica.org/

 

 
last update: 04-May-2018
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