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Aims

On the 24th of May 2007 the non-profit Voluntary Association Medici in Africa (‘Doctors in Africa’) was established in Genoa.
The association was founded by several doctors who have, through years, developed skills and experience on location as health volunteers in different African, Southamerican and Asian countries.

The goals of charter which the Association undertakes can be summarized as follows:
1. Support Italian doctors' and health personnel's voluntary service, adherent to the Association,
* sharing the experiences gained
* putting in touch the doctors with the organizations that are working in the developing countries
* coordinating the activities of those here mentioned, their specific competences taken into consideration, in order to optimize the results
* implementing a digital database for voluntary doctors and organizations working in the developing countries, stating the characteristics and the availability of both parts.

This is considered a fundamental aim: for the doctors because it allows them to have a permanent point of reference as for where to place their help, as well as for the Association, because it brings the possibility to monitor the distribution of the Italian doctors who, still more numerous, want to offer their professionality in favour of the these populations.

Other goals of charter of the Association:
2. Implement special basic training courses in order to adapt the healthcare professionality to the needs and the characteristics of the African developing countries.
3. Implement, on location, specific training courses for the local personnel, given such that subsequent local operative authonomy is possible.
4. Relate to national structure and culture to secure the correct use of the help supplied to the African healthcare facilities or to specific projects of the Association.
5. Inform the citizens through frequent journalistic reports and through television transmissions about The Association’s activities and about the factual socio-sanitary situations in the countries in which we operate, showing the progression of the practice of any help supplied.

The developing countries, in which we are working at the moment, or in which we have already concluded voluntary projects, are:
° Madagascar, Kenya, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Mali, Togo, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Mozambique, Eritrea and Somalia, as regards Africa
° Tibet, as for Asia,
° Guatemala, as for Central America