HomeDREAMVisit of Matteo Renzi, the Italian Prime Minister, to the DREAM center of the Community of Sant’Egidio in Maputo
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On July 19, the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, visited Mozambique with a delegation of Italian entrepreneurs. After meeting with the President of Mozambique Armando Emilio Guebuza, he went to one of the 10 centers of the DREAM program in the country, managed by the Community of Sant'Egidio. The visit to the "Centro para a Criança" located in the center of the capital city, Maputo, took place in a festive atmosphere. The activists of the DREAM program welcomed the Premier with joyful songs and dances. He was also greeted with a welcome song by a large group of infants born healthy from HIV-positive mothers thanks to the care received.

Later, the Italian Prime Minister visited the facility and has expressed interest in the various components of the program: the treatment of AIDS, malnutrition, and the molecular diagnostics.

In the waiting room he enjoyed speaking and joking with a group of young patients. 

He then greeted and thanked one by one, all the staff of the health center, the activists and a group of community volunteers from various Italian cities and, at the end of the visit, a child offered him some gifts, in remembrance of the day.

The prime minister thanked the Community of Sant'Egidio for their loyalty and tireless work, for the effort for peace in Mozambique and for the Dream Program, especially for the satisfaction of many mothers who saw their children born healthy, free of AIDS.

It represents a model of cooperation that gives hope and a future to Mozambique and which also symbolizes the best of Italy.

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