During 2014, NED activity has focused, on the one hand, to organize and carry out 17 missions (including 1 Non-Sanitary). There were Neurosurgical missions among other specialties that have joined our project as Intensive, Traumatology or Gynecology, 98 volunteers from these joined us this year.
Our volunteers have visited the Kiambu County Hospital (Kiambu, Kenya) and the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital (Zanzibar, Tanzania). NED gynecology has worked in Chake-Chake and Wete Hospital on the Pemba Island (Tanzania).
This year we shipped our IV Humanitarian Aid Container for the new “Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute“.
November 2014 was the month we achieved a dream. A “macro” mission left staggered throughout the month with the purpose of preparing the inauguration of the “Mnazi Mmoja – NED Surgical Institute” that has been built on Zanzibar Island (Tanzania) for our Foundation together with the Island Government.
Along Dr. José Piquer, 12 have been the volunteer which, besides helping to launch the Institute, have done two exhaustive Courses (“Theorical & Practical Nursing Care Course: Basic Concepts & Application to Mnazi Mmoja NED Neuro-Institute”) for professionals, doctors and nurses who will be part of the workforce of it. In this mission, the opportunity to “open” welfarly doctors’ offices and theaters of our new Institute was held. At the end of this exciting month, a new Neurosurgical mission took place, this time, in our Institute, which worked as a final check of facilities and personnel before the official opening scheduled for January 2015.
We’ve participated in several events as: the round table “Professional doctors’ experiences on field”, which was part of the Conference on Cooperation and Sanitary Social Action held in the Valencia’s College of Physicians; and in this way publish our experience in Africa, by means of a lecture named: “A Spanish Doctor in Africa” in the Nevada University (Reno, USA); on the FIENS ANNUAL MEETING in Chicago (USA) where we show our new projects’ advances in East Africa; a conference at the Valencia Tennis Club under the title of “The NED Foundation: a Valencian initiative for the African health development”.
NED Gynecology offered a charitable dinner in Alzira that was successful as much in attendance as in collection.
In June within our docent program, took place the VII Course of Clinical and Surgical Neuroanatomy for Nursery at the Ribera Hospital.
To conclude this fruitful year, the IV Solidary SOKO NED was organized, which, as in past times, earned a huge success in clients as well as in takings.
NED’s friends are almost 420 on the website and 1.100 on Facebook.