Doctors with Africa Cuamm is truly a swiftly evolving journey: this evolution involves its staff, projects, relationships and the national and international political framework. The adventure which began in Padua has since its founding reached out in over a thousand directions.
Over a thousand, as many as the people who have given their service to Doctors with Africa Cuamm, offering their own commitment, professional and humanitarian, in many parts of the world.
Doctors with Africa Cuamm’s journey has involved it in social, political and religious events, both national and international, since the beginning of the second half of the twentieth century. The process towards the decolonisation and independence of African countries, the second Vatican Council, the declaration of Alma Ata – to mention some particularly important events – have had a direct and in some cases dramatic impact on the strategies, choices and running of the organisation. A look at some events will illustrate the hopes and expectations, as well as the spirit of serving others, which have inspired Doctors with Africa Cuamm since its origins.
1980s and 1990s - ... and bad luck