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The Chiesi Foundation supports different projects in collaboration with non-profit organizations, universities, hospitals and other organizations,  in its main areas of acitivity: scientific research, education and international cooperation.

 

The projects supported aim at ensuring the spreading of scientific knowledge and the transfer of funds to less developed countries, through long-term oriented initiatives.

 

The Foundation pays particular attention to co-operation in Africa, in the field of neonatology, with the objective of improving the economic and social contexts, the health conditions and the access to care for neonates and premature infants.

Starting from 2014, Chiesi Foundation is designing and developing its own program:

 

NEST - Neonatal Essential Survival Technology - Project

 

The objective of the NEST Project is to improve the quality of neonatal care in countries with limited resources, by:

  • providing hospitals with medical equipment for neonatal care, adequate to the local contexts;
  • developing and spreading the protocols for the correct use of basic essential drugs for the care of neonates;
  • promoting education and training initiatives for the local healthcare providers.

 

Within the NEST Project, Chiesi Foundation is working with the Saint Camille Hospital in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), the Saint Jean de Dieu Hospital in Tangiuetá (Benin), the Hospital of Ngozi (Burundi) and it's supporting training programs in Azerbaijan, Mongolia and Ukraine.

 

Since 2014, Chiesi Foundation also supports another international co-operation project in the field of pneumology::

 

GASP - Global Access to Spirometry Project

 

The GASP is a project of medical training in the respiratory area, focused on the development of a transferable model of diagnostic and clinical skills for the management of chronic respiratory diseases, particularly asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

 

The three-year pilot initiative was implemented in Guyana and led to the creation of the first spirometry laboratory for the screening of these pathologies in the country and to the development of asthma and COPD management training program dedicated to local staff, patients and their families.
 

In order to promote the spreading and scale-up of the experience implemented in Guyana, in 2016 the Foundation approved the renewal of the three-year collaboration for the transfer of the GASP model to other satellite health centers and other low resource countries.