Fundación Probitas
 

Number 3. January-February 2017

 
 

Vulnerable youth are left behind when they initiate high school

Due to the intensive schedule at secondary education the school canteens are no longer in use at midday. For vulnerable students at risk of social exclusion, whose family and social situation remains unchanged, this measure is particularly tough sincethey have been receiving school meal grants during primary school. 

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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, a Human Rights Violation of women and girls

It is estimated that more than 200 million women and girls have been victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), 3 million suffer it every year in 30 countries where this practice is still carried out (Africa, the Middle East and Asia). 

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The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2016

Most humanitarian crises under passed in front of our eyes, simply because they are not covered by the media. The power of the media, the establishment of the trending news and the media agenda turn us blind, unaware of what is happening around us.

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The Probitas Foundation closes the second edition of its call for proposals on cooperation for development in the health sector with twice as many projects received compared to the previous year

The Probitas Foundation closes the second edition of its call for proposals on cooperation for development in the health sector with twice as many projects received compared to the previous year

A total amount of 243 projects have been submitted to this second edition of the call for proposals on international cooperation for development projects in the health sector, doubling the total number of projects submitted in 2016, when 115 projects were received.

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The Probitas Foundation and the Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu expand their collaboration which started in 2010

The Probitas Foundation and the Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu expand their collaboration which started in 2010

The new agreement, signed between the Probitas Foundation and the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu of Barcelona, is aimed at expanding the partnership which was established in 2010. In Sierra Leone two new programs have been set up in addition to the Cuida'm Program and the Hospital Saint John of God partnership. One is a new project to provide support to the Palliative Care Unit for terminally or seriously ill children, and another one to help disadvantaged families through the Social Work Services of the hospital.

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Probitas and Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca sign two cooperation agreements in the field of International Health

Probitas and Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca sign two cooperation agreements in the field of International Health

The agreements are framed within the Probitas Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI) program. They aim to train local staff and strengthen the capacity of the clinical laboratory of the Hospital Nossa Senhora da Paz de Cubal, Angola

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New opportunities for young people at risk of social exclusion through a socio-educational training course to promote their labor integration

New opportunities for young people at risk of social exclusion through a socio-educational training course to promote their labor integration

In the current year, around one hundred people over the age of 18 will benefit from a socio-educational training course to obtain the official title of the Generalitat of Catalonia. A part from this course, the youth will participate in a monographic component of healthy habits jointly designed by Probitas and Pere Tarrés Foundations, helping young people at risk of social exclusion for social and labor integration.

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GLI-Lunsar program update

GLI-Lunsar program update

The GLI-Lunsar project has been launched by the Probitas Foundation since 2013 with the aim of rehabilitating the laboratory, creating basic infrastructures, provisioning of new and more efficient laboratory equipment and training of local staff to update the Mabesseneh Hospital laboratory (Sierra Leone).

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The Probitas Foundation and UNICEF sign a new collaboration agreement for a project in Belize following the successful program in the Amazon rainforest of Peru

The Probitas Foundation and UNICEF sign a new collaboration agreement for a project in Belize following the successful program in the Amazon rainforest of Peru

On Monday 19th of December, a new collaboration agreement was signed between the Probitas Foundation and UNICEF to ensure the viability of a joint project design to improve health care in the most vulnerable rural areas, this time in the Central American country of Belize for an initial period of two years.

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Other News

Low-income families live less because of poor diet

Low-income families live less because of poor diet

The consumption of processed food, hyper-sugared and nutritionally empty food is responsible for 21% of deaths that could be avoided. In another way, for every day of life we lose because of tobacco, five are lost because of the insane diet and its diseases.

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Health systems strengthening in development cooperation: making the case for a comprehensive strategy (the case of the German cooperation)

Health systems strengthening in development cooperation: making the case for a comprehensive strategy (the case of the German cooperation)

In the aftermath of the Ebola crisis appears a renewed attention to resilient health systems. Therefore, the process of improving the approach of the global health actors that work towards health systems strengthening is of great relevance. But, despite the increased amount of attention paid to health systems strengthening, there is no standard definition of this concept among these actors.

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