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Italian Istituto Giannina Gaslini and Child Life Foundation join hands to serve sick/poor children

KARACHI: Consulate General of Italy here, the Istituto Giannina Gaslini (largest pediatric care hospital in Northern Italy) and Child Life Foundation are promoting an important co-operation in the field of Children Health Care with the objective of saving lives through better use of pediatric emergency rooms and telemedicine services.

Following an adopt-and-operate model, the objective of the co-operation is to modernize and manage children’s ERs of government tertiary care hospitals, where the sickest and poorest children can access quality care 24/7.

In particular, Child Life and Gaslini have identified a series of projects aimed at strengthening children’s healthcare. They plan to collaborate on the following initiatives:

I.     Training – Jointly develop and conduct training courses for health professionals. Approximately 500 doctors will be trained over the next three years.

II.   Telemedicine – Sharing best practices of Telemedicine by both parties to improve and expand their respective Telemedicine network.

In this regard an MoU signing ceremony was hosted on Tuesday (8th of November, 2022) here by Sohail Tabba, Founding trustee of the Child Life Foundation.

Dr. Ubaldo Rosati and Dr. Andrea Moscatelli from Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Italy traveled to Karachi for visiting local pediatric hospital and hold meetings with local partners.

After the signing of the MoU, more projects are to be envisaged and implemented.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah was the Chief Guest for the MoU signing ceremony.

Health Secretary Sindh, many distinguished businessmen, government officials and media representatives attended the ceremony.

CG of Italy in Karachi, Danilo Giurdanella expressed his gratitude to the Chief Guest and all the distinguished guests of the ceremony.

He said this collaboration in health sector was going to further expand bilateral cooperation between Italy and Pakistan.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.