Thursday, January 3, 2013
Massawa, Eritrea 2010 Bruno Zanzottera ™
BOLOGNA - There are 50 children Eritrean operated thanks to "walk together", the humanitarian project of pediatric orthopedic surgery promoted by Nullify the distance (Anladi) and Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna. In the fourth mission (completed in December 2012) the Italian medical team visited at the Halibet Hospital in Asmara (Eritrea) 130 children with severe deformities of the lower limbs.
"One of the major results of the first phase of the project 'walk together' is the rise in pediatric orthopedics Eritrea, until now virtually non-existent in the country," said Franco Riboldi, project manager health Anladi.Considering the previous missions Anladi, which is present in the Horn of Africa since 1997 , has been viewed about 600 children, of whom more than 200 operated for a total of 300 surgical procedures performed. The association is also active in Cambodia, Congo, Kenya, Uganda and Albania.
Among the objectives of the project 'walk together' there is also the training. Hospital Halibet (generalecon vocation orthopedic trauma) is a department of orthopedics with 34 beds , an operating room but only two experts in the field of orthopedics and traumatology of that. Across the country there are only 4 doctors specializing in orthopedics for a population of 4.5 million inhabitants that are primarily of trauma of war, neglecting for example the treatment of limb malformations in children. During the last mission was a new agreement with the Ministry of Health of Eritrea, was renewed the commitment by Nullify the distance and the Rizzoli Institute in the training of local doctors and nurses in surgical techniques correction of severe orthopedic deformities of childhood and implementation of new missions of pediatric surgery.
"The autonomy achieved by orthopedic Eritreans after the phase of field training with colleagues from the Rizzoli - continued Riboldi – is the greatest satisfaction to the association, which organized and supported the project, could aspire. " (Lp)
Software Translation from Italian
State of Eritrea ሃገረ ኤርትራ Hagere Ertra دولة إرتريا
Anthem: Ertra, Ertra, Ertra Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea
Capital (and largest city) Asmara
15°20′N 38°55′E / 15.333°N 38.917°E / 15.333; 38.917
Official language(s) Tigrinya, Arabic, English Other languages Tigre, Saho, Bilen, Afar, Kunama, Nara, Hedareb,.
Ethnic groups 60% Tigrinya, 30% Tigre, 4% Afar, 3% Saho, 3% Kunama
Demonym Eritrean Government Provisional government
- President Isaias Afewerki
- From Italy November 1941
- From United Kingdom under UN Mandate 1951
- from Ethiopia de facto 24 May 1991
- From Ethiopia de jure 24 May 1993
- Total 117,600 km2 (100th)
45,405 sq mi - Water (%) 0.14%
- 2009 estimate 5,224,000 (109th)
- 2008 census 5,291,370
- Density 43.1/km2 (165th)
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
- Total $3.625 billion
- Per capita $681
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
- Total $2.117 billion
- Per capita $397
HDI (2007) steady 0.472 (low) (165th)
Currency Nakfa (ERN)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
- Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
ISO 3166 code ER
Internet TLD .er
Calling code 291
1 ,. National TV: Eritrea Television (ERI-TV)
Eritrea (play /ˌɛrɨˈtreɪ.ə/ or /ˌɛrɨˈtriːə/; Ge'ez: ኤርትራ ʾErtrā, Arabic: إرتريا Iritrīyā), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. The capital is Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeast and east of the country has an extensive coastline on the Red Sea, directly across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands are part of Eritrea. Eritrea's size is approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi) with an estimated population of 6 million...