The first non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the field of healthcare to be officially recognised in Italy, Doctors with Africa Cuamm is the largest italian body working to improve and safeguard the health of African populations.
The organisation’s projects have long-term goals, even when facing emergency situations, providing quality healthcare services which are open to everyone. It is committed to training and to spreading scientific knowledge through its technical contributions to healthcare projects.
Among the public institutions involved and the general public, it extols the value of solidarity and cooperation between populations.
Doctors with Africa Cuamm is currently present in 7 Sub-Saharan African countries: Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and, only very recently, Sierra Leone.
Flash (based on data of 2011):
> 73 providers: 37 doctors, 5 paramedics, 30 technicians and administrative staff;
> 37 key cooperation projects and a hundred or so micro support schemes, to provide backing for: 15 hospitals, 25 districts (for public health activities, mother-child care, fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, training), 3 motor rehabilitation centres, 4 nursing schools, 3 Universities (in Uganda, Mozambique and Ethiopia).
In 62 years' history:
> 41 countries of intervention;
> 214 hospitals served;
> 150 health programmes developed in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various international agencies: CRS (Catholic Relief Service), European Union, Family Health International, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), UNICEF;
> 920 students accommodated in the college in Padua, Italy: 640 Italians and 280 from 34 other countries;
> 1,388 professionals from Italy have served in our programmes with local partners and professionals, 367 of whom have returned to Africa once or more;
> 4,330 years of service rendered, with an average of 3 years per expatriate.