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LATEST NEWS 16-12-2016

ST LOUISE EYE CLINIC

THIS YEAR'S LAST TEAM


In spite of the news regarding the current political situation in Ethiopia, endorsed by our Embassy and of other last minute difficulties, it is very good news that Dr. Ignacio Vinuesa and Nurse Concepción Garcia have been able to travel to St.Louise during the first fortnight of November. We are very grateful to them for their willingness and effort in such a complex situation as the one we are presently facing. Their effort has proved worthwhile ,with very positive results , the team have seen a great many patients who were at the clinic awaiting their arrival.
In spite of all the above mentioned difficulties, it has made us very happy to hear from the team members and from the Sister herself that the situation in Mekelle is normal and as safe as always. This will make it possible for our teams to continue carrying out their tasks as usual in the future.

BETESEB


Our gratitude goes out to the BETESEB Association, who , as they have been doing for the past few years has again cooperated financially.
Their contribution helps to pay for part of the travelling and maintenance expenses for some of the patients with no means at St.Louise.

ST LOUISE EYE CLINIC

The second team in 2016


Since 16th May Dr.Tomás Martí has been continuing our activities at St.Louise Eye Clinic. Dr. Martí is working closely together with our Cataract Surgeon Mr. Berhano who is carrying out his task with his usual high degree of ability and professional competence . Mr. Berhano performs many cataract surgeries and thus Dr. Martí is free to take care of those more complex surgeries requiring a higher degree of medical specialization.

ST.LOUISE EYE CLINIC , Our first team in 2016

Dr. Vito Mariella will be travelling to Mekelle on 30th April, he will reinitiate our activities at St.Louise Eye Clinic. We would like to mention that during the period in which we could not travel, it was possible to continue with surgical activity at the Clinic thanks to Mr.Berhano, our Cataract Surgeon, trained by Proyecto Visión . Thanks to him it has been possible to take care of a great many patients. Dr. Mariella will be seeing those patients who because of their specific pathologies could not have surgery.


So we are happy to be back to “business as usual” after this most unwelcome interruption.

WE ARE FINALLY BACK WITH OUR ACTIVITIES AS USUAL


For administrative reasons we have been obliged to suspend the activities of our teams for six months.

The Ethiopian authorities have demanded that our doctors should have a work permit, as if they were employees of the Clinic and not mere volunteers. The situation has involved painstaking work in respect of the administrative procedures, the legalization of documents by the Ethiopian authorities with a very high financial cost to us. In spite of the cost, we are happy in that we have been granted four work permits already and we are now working on the obtention of nine more permits for 2016. This means we can send out five teams this current year and the resumption of our usual activities.

Second Prize TEAMING CSI 2016 for Vision Proyect

At the end of January the Consorci Sanitari Integral , the Health Consortium, informed us that we had been awarded SECOND PRIZE in their competition for social projects TEAMING CSI 2016.

We wish to express our thanks for the trust and recognition hereby given to our work in Ethiopia.

ADIGRAT HOSPITAL APRIL- MAY 2015
AN ORIGINAL WAY OF HELPING PROYECT0 VISIÓN

A couple on their wedding day share with their guests the joy of a gesture of solidarity towards Proyecto Visión

http://www.doctoraberral.com/blog.html

VIABILITY PLAN FOR THE THREE YEAR PERIOD 2017-2019

In accordance with the mandate expressed at Proyecto Vision's Annual General Meeting we have drawn up a viability plan for the three year period 2017-2019. This plan has been approved by the Board and it will enable us to continue with our activities with the necessary guarantees.

Also, and as a consequence of the above we have been able to renew and sign the agreement of cooperation for 3 years with St.Louise Eye Clinic ,thus guaranteeing its financial viability for this period.

DESFIBRILADOR Y PULSIOXIMETROS

Hemos adquirido un nuevo desfibrilador y dos pulsioximetros para la Clínica de St Louise.

Con ello, aumentamos los medios de seguridad frente a posibles situaciones de emergencia.

CHALLENGES AND DIFFICULTIES FACED IN 2016

ADMINISTRATIVE
As from the end of last year we have been very busy with the renewal and regularization of the professional documents needed in order to obtain work permits for every member of our team.
It is a lengthy and expensive process but it is essential in order to be able to work legally at St.Louise Eye Clinic. The financial cost of the 15 permits we have obtained so far has been very high.

PLANNING:
This year, as well as the difficulties we have had to face in order to match the individual schedules of the members of the various teams, it has also proved complex to adapt them to the Clinic's needs and possibilities. As a result of all these factors there has been a substantial reduction of the number of teams travelling to St.Louise in 2016.

Poderver

Poder Ver is a Federation of Spanish NGOs working in the field of the prevention of blindness, 11 in all : Catalunya(3) Madrid, Pais Vasco, Andalucía, Galicia, Región de Murcia, Aragón, Castilla la Mancha and La Rioja.
On the 12th of October, World Sight Day , Poder Ver presented its new phase at Caixa Forum's auditorium in Madrid , with the support of Julia Navarro , the writer.
The aim of this new phase is to raise a greater awareness on the problems brought about by blindness and to make Poder Ver better known by society and by the media , so as to further a better knowledge of the federation's work and its results achieved in several countries worldwide.

Participació de Proyecto Vision

V Jornada de Cooperación:
El Clínico en el Mundo
“Medicina sin Fronteras”

“Cooperación oftalmológica en Etiopía”


Dr. Enrique Santos Bueso, Oftalmólogo.

Unidad de Neurooftalmología, HCSC.

OUR ENCOURAGEMENT GOES OUT TO ALL, HARD WORK IS A SIGN OF STRENGTH

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016

Our next Annual General Meeting is taking place on 22th April 2016 at 7:30 p.m., the venue is Col.legi Sagrat Cor, Diputaciò 326 Barcelona.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


In the course of our AGM held on 22nd April we rendered our accounts for 2015 and our proposed budget for 2016, both were unanimously approved.

Also discussed at this meeting was the need of Proyecto Visión of adapting to a changing society with its demanding new challenges and needs; also the need for a generational handover.

Therefore, in the course of this coming year we will study and prepare for these new challenges seeking adequate solutions which we will present at our next AGM for approval.

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