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October 2011 Newsletter Dear Friends, Again we want to update you on our latest actions and that you could learn more about our short term projects and make you part of our vision/mission. As you probably already know, we are a Christian NGO that aims to provide a solution to health problems in a holistic way, motivated by the example of Jesus. Currently we have focused on three major projects, whose current status we have summarized below: 1. P.I.S.E. Project (Comprehensive health and education project): is a dream come true for the whole + QS team, as it has all the ingredients of continuity and sustainability which reflect our vision of international cooperation. It is basically a project with care and training objectives. Healthcare shed will mainly develop in a pending construction in Evinayong Health Center.

The teaching aspect will be conducted with the Medicine students of Guinea, the University Of Barcelona (UB) and the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE). This project is being developed in coordination with the European Baptist Mission (MBE). In recognition of the design of the P.I.S.E project, in the month of May we were awarded for the prize of the best

project in international cooperation by the “Academia de Ciències Mèdiques de Catalunya i Baleares¨. Also, we have already received the first material donation for this project; a dentist chair by Anoris Dental. We have also counted with the collaboration of the Faculty of architecture to perform design, drawings and Executive projects for the health Centre in Evinayong which we will introduce in the next Assembly. 2. P.A.M.I. Project (Project of international medical assistance): initial project that basically consists of the management of the transfers of patients from developing countries without resources to treat their disease. On our website you can track the status of our patients. The following cases have been treated in 2011 or are in treatment still:

Patient of Benin (Africa) presented a dermatofibrosarcoma; He was in the Son Espases Hospital in Palma de Mallorca after

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a long chemotherapy treatment. Currently still in medical observation. The 20 Month-old girl from Equatorial Guinea (GE) with complete and irreversible deafness underwent successfully a complex surgical intervention consisting of the replacement of a cochlear implant, which realizes the Fundación García Ibáñez in collaboration with “Solidaridad Infantil”.

3. +Q1V Project (More than a life project): this project intends to help, those women who are against an unwanted pregnancy. At the moment, we remain at an early stage with a very precisely idea of define the project before his execution.

The 13 Years old patient who presented a very severe heart disease was successfully treated in the Son Espases Hospital in Palma de Mallorca. The 2 Years-old Guinean patient with a severe heart disease currently follows a treatment that require him to be in a better stable conditions was treated in the Valle Hebron Hospital of Barcelona. A 32 years old patient from Evinayong Equatorial Guinea, featured a very extensive burn that prevented him a normal mobility of the neck and arms. Thanks to the collaboration of the doctors Alberto Musolas and Jorge Santos (plastic surgeons) and the Clínica Sant Jordi de Sant Andreu in Barcelona he received a reconstructive surgery. + QS have made an important economic contribution in the case of a girl of 7 years old with a kidney tumor in Evinayong. The MBE has recently managed his transfer at a Baptist Hospital in Cameroon. She is currently in treatment with chemotherapy and waiting a possible intervention. Finally, in collaboration with Emsimision, we are waiting for the transfer of a 20 years old patient, coming from Burkina-Faso, which presents a large mandible malignant tumor. He will be treated in the Bellvitge Hospital in Barcelona, thanks to the granting of the Health Department and the direct involvement of the same hospital.

Parallel to these three projects there have been developing other actions that we also want to inform you: MARCH. The Charity Gospel concert was a success, raising a few significant benefits thanks to the assistance to the event. This would not have been possible without the generosity of invited artists as: Anna Cano, Negru and Kesia. APRIL. A + QS group traveled to Burkina Faso in a campaign organized by Emsimision, collaborating on a teacher/welfare project, basically in dental health, Pediatrics and ophthalmology. For this campaign we received donations from Dentaid. APRIL. We participate in the Dental Mediterranean Forum, where we had the opportunity to share and publicize our projects. AUGUST Regarding the P.I.S.E project, the project coordinator made a trip to G.E, in order to realize a range of aspects. During the trip he also oversaw all the patients from the P.A.M.I project, gave some of

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these cases medication, for which we obtained a donation from the Rovira de Cerdanyola pharmacy. And he delivered medical supplies to Bolondo health centre, managed by the NGO “Development 2000” in Africa. We have also become part of the microNGO Forum. Also we have collaborated with the Dental Economics Magazine, started the contact with the humanitarian logistics network (RLH) and we have visited several Evangelical churches that have opened us their doors, allowing us to share with them our vision and on many occasions have collaborated with us economically or in other ways. Finally, we want to thank all those who have helped to make possible our work with the collaborations and contributions; doctors, hospitals, clinics, companies, churches and of course people as you, that give unselfishly to the people who need. Thank you all for the time, effort and love in each of those actions and thank you also for being part of the + QS family. We encourage you to periodically visit our website (www.masquesalud.org) or our facebook profile. If you are already a partner you will find updated information and if you're not you will have the opportunity to sign up. Blessings and hugs from + QS Team

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October 2011 newsletter  

Edición en inglés del boletín de octubre de 2011 de la ONG Más que Salud

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