Hundreds of people receive training and medical care in Equatorial Guinea

Within the framework of the Más que una Semilla campaign, a group of 27 cooperators from Más que Salud worked for a week in different health places in the African country.

 

A seed that is taking the form of a tree. This is the evolution of the campaign Más que una Semilla, which in its edition of 2018 has led 27 aid workers from different parts of Spain to train and serve hundreds of people in Equatorial Guinea. For a week they have been able to carry out, in parallel, the V Congress of Medicine and Health Sciences, with students and health professionals, and services of dentistry and otolaryngology for children and adults.

All activities have been developed in the Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial (UNGE), in Bata, and in the facilities of SOS Aldeas Infantiles in the same city.

The campaign has had the support of Quirón Salud, Nou Hospital Evangèlic and Fundación Amplifon. 

 

V Congress of Medicine and Health Sciences

The importance of research, the establishment of tuberculosis in the country or how to perform a cardiopulmonary resuscitation have been only three of the subjects that have been treated in the range of conferences and workshops in the program of the V Congress of Medicine and Health Sciences. A space that has become a reference of training for students of medicine and nursing of the UNGE and for professionals of the Equatorial Guinean health field.

As it has been done in previous editions, this year students have also been given space to share their research and to present the studies they have done, through the system of oral communications and posters. An opportunity to get to know the work of the students and make constructive interactions. The best works have been awarded with laptops and with a scholarship to make a training stay in a Spanish health center with all expenses paid.

The Equatorial Guinean media have disseminated the activities of the congress, which was also attended by the UNGE vice-rector, Crisantos Ondó Asumu Miaga.

 

Continuing the Más que Palabras line

Simultaneously to the activities of the congress, an equipment of otolaryngology and audiometricians has been established in the facilities of SOS Aldeas Infantiles to attend not only the children of the area, but also adults and families from all over the country.

Continuing with the work done through the campaign Más que Palabras, which visited Equatorial Guinea for the last time in January, the team of volunteers in the auditory field has attended more than 150 people. Among the activities that have also been carried out, some informative sessions on the use and care of the hearing aid stand out.

 

Opening the way for smiles

Also in SOS Aldeas Infantiles, a dental team has been installed, which in just three days has served more than 200 people. Many of them have been children living in the center in the closest areas of Bata. In addition to giving them a beautiful smile, there have also been small workshops on the importance of brushing teeth and oral hygiene, and how to do it correctly.

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