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Our Work at EMERGENCY Clinics in Italy

Italy: 8 Regions

Our clinics didn’t stop their activities.

We are going on working at our clinics in Italy, using a triage method to identify patients with symptoms that could point to the virus. We will also continue providing information, consultations and direct them to the services they need, all for the good of public health.

A lot of the patients we already help in Italy are among the most vulnerable people in society – like migrants, homeless people and travellers – and they are struggling even more now to get services.

Information is crucial for people like them, who often lack access to basic information on how to prevent contagion. EMERGENCY has provided information to our staff and patients from the World Health Organization along with its guidelines and resources.

Information and prevention among minority groups

During this health emergency, it is essential not to exclude anyone from information – and therefore from prevention. Immigrant communities have the same risk of contagion as Italian citizens: for this reason, even those who do not speak Italian have the right to receive instructions on how to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the virus

We do this – for example – with short videos recorded in different languages, so that even at distance everyone can be updated on what action must be taken to prevent further outbreak. Even a tutorial that circulates via WhatsApp can encourage virtuous and responsible behaviour.

These tutorials are available also on Youtube:

Stories from the field

World AIDS Day 2021: We Cannot Allow It to Happen Again With COVID-19.

There are striking parallels between COVID-19 and another deadly pandemic: HIV.

G20 Flash Mob Unleashed by Activists from Oxfam, EMERGENCY and Amnesty International, Members of the People’s Vaccine Alliance.

This was an appeal to world leaders to suspend monopolies on Covid vaccines and allow them to be produced in low-income countries, where just 1.8% of the population are currently vaccinated. Italy has made its stance clear and is taking courageous and genuinely effective action to get universal access to vaccines.

Programme Data

Location: Italy, 8 Regions

Activities: triage method to identify patients with symptoms, information, consultations, addressing to services accordingly.

Facilities: Accident and emergency, clinics, operating theatre, intensive care, wards, nursery, ultrasound room, delivery room, diagnostics, technical and support services shared with the Anabah Medical and Surgical Centre.

 

 

(Data correct as of April 2020)

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