Vaia: “The INMI, under the aegis of the Ministry of Health, is willing to make its expertise available to contribute to the rebirth of the Ukrainian health system”
Signed today in Rome at Inmi Spallanzani the agreement between the same Institute and the Italian Agency for development cooperation (Aics), which enhances Spallanzani’s intervention at the Sighetu Marmatiei hospitalon the border between Romania and Ukraine. It is an intervention of assistance to Ukrainian refugees and the local population, but also of training of doctors and health workers of the local hospital. “Spallanzani, under the aegis of the Ministry of Health, is willing to make its expertise available to contribute to the rebirth of the Ukrainian health system”. So the general director of INMI Spallanzani, Francesco Vaiaduring the signing of the agreement with the director of Aics Luca Maestripieri, in the presence of Lucio Demichele, head of the unit for humanitarian aid and emergencies of the general directorate for development cooperation (DGCS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Maeci), and Dr. Emanuele Nicastri, project manager.
“In the aftermath of the invasion of Ukraine and the consequent migratory emergency – he recalled – we immediately thought about how we could help the fleeing population and the welcoming community. We assist the Ukrainian and Romanian population, train their doctors and health workers, but we must already look ahead and that is to the reconstruction of Ukraine. First of all, it will be essential to rebuild their health system, which is heavily damaged. Italy’s help in this sense may be indispensable”.
The agreement will support the project ‘Emergency health intervention in response to infectious emergencies of the refugee population and host communities involved in the Ukrainian crisis’ in the Sighetu Marmatiei hospital in Sighet, with a funding of 650 thousand euros. Thanks to this new synergy and funding from Aics, the diagnosis and treatment services of hepatitis, tuberculosis and other emerging infectious diseases of the Sighetu Marmației hospital will be strengthened.