Science in the service of peace in crisis areas
In 2010, the touring medical task force “Together for Peace” was created and activated with the purpose of training doctors in the oncologic field, in regions hit by conflicts or facing serious circumstances. “Together for Peace” addresses to doctors from particularly needy areas, scheduling scholarships for the training of specialists and the opening of departments for breast cancer diagnosis and stages of medical training in loco and in Italy.
2011 - Afghanistan
Fondazione Veronesi supported the participation of 10 Afghani women doctors in an International Convention on Senology that took place in Istanbul last April 14th-16th and that was attended also by Professor Umberto Veronesi.
The participation in the Convention represents the first step of a programme for breast cancer diagnosis that Fondazione Veronesi intends to carry out in Afghanistan through the opening of a department provided with diagnosis machinery at the Medical Aid for Afghan Women in Herat. The programme includes also training stages addressed to medical Afghani staff.
2010 - Palestine
Two doctors of the European Institute of Oncology participated in the Congress of Palestine Oncologists that took place in Jericho on May, 27th and 28th, 2010. Doctor Oreste Gentilini, senologist , and Doctor Lorenza Meneghetti, radiologist, have shown the best breast cancer diagnosis techniques and treatment. Look at the pictures of the mission of the two Italian doctors in Jericho
The Palestinian doctors, Dr. Sarhan e Dr. Saqada, were guests in Italy during the two training weeks at IEO in November.