Kenya: New DREAM Center in Nairobi
30/3/2014 A collaboration agreement for the construction of a new DREAM center at the health center St. Angela Merici, was signed in Nairobi between the Community of Sant'Egidio and the Congregation of the Ursulines of Gandino.
The center, run by the Congregation of the Ursuline, is located in the northwest section of Kikuio, one of the largest and most populous neighborhoods of the capital, home to hundreds of thousands of people living in extreme poverty.
The presence of the health center in the district is important and is a reference for many.
The signing of the agreement, which took place in an atmosphere of contentment and happiness, has concluded a long journey of friendship began in Italy and continued with periods of training, both in Malawi and in Kenya. The center will make use of the necessary support from the molecular biology laboratory of the DREAM center in Karen Langata Road, in Nairobi, thus ensuring access to diagnostics, which otherwise would be impossible in that area.
The determination of the Congregation and the constant preparatory work carried out, together with the valuable contribution of the Italian Cooperation, have allowed to make another dream of DREAM come true.
The DREAM program currently in Kenya has treated more than 6,000 people with HIV / AIDS and is one of the most advanced in the country. Experts and staff of DREAM in fact are members of the working groups at a national level and accompany the country's efforts to ensure treatment, making it one of the most advanced countries in terms of diagnostic and treatment protocols.
So, great satisfaction of all for the opening of this new center.
“Thank you DREAM "- the Provincial Mother said – "and thank you on behalf of the patients who will receive quality care". In fact, the DREAM program will ensure the training of the staff, the supervision of the activities, the support of a software for the management of services, taking care, free of charge, of the sick for the nutritional component and treatment of opportunistic infections.
The friendship and alliance of DREAM with many religious Congregations in Africa allows dreams to become a reality of care and treatment for many patients.