Volunteers participate in a joint expedition to Ecuador
20 Spanish volunteers provide assistance and
health education for two weeks to the inhabitants of the mountains
Ecuador as part of the STOP PAIN joint expedition to take place
in November with the support of the External Chair Grünenthal-Pain Foundation
University of Cádiz.
Voluntarily participate in the issue-from 20 health professionals
units of pain specialists, anesthesiologists, family doctors, nurses and
oncologists, to specialists in emergency, internal medicine and public health officials
who will provide specialist training in pain management to
doctors in a region of the country most in need of assistance
health. Grünenthal Foundation, both in Spain and Ecuador, will provide
more volunteers also.
This initiative is part of the collaboration agreement between the Foundations
Grünenthal Spain and Ecuador in his tenth and 20th anniversary respectively. This
latter is responsible for integration with other ongoing projects and propose
additional actions to assist the population in a country with large
inequalities between general resources and those who are invested in health.
"The main objective of this expedition is to help improve the quality of care
received by inhabitants of the region, "said Guillermo Castillo, director of the Foundation Grünenthal Spain. "We want our cooperation
truly useful and provide continuity to the activities and education projects
health patients who performed the Grünenthal Foundation in Ecuador for
20 years. "
For his part, Luis Garcia, director of Ecuador Grünenthal Foundation, explains that
"Our project focuses on meeting the basic health needs
population, delivering drugs in marginal urban sectors and to address cases
among indigent special financial assistance for surgeries
and treatments. "
This framework agreement is a starting point for joint collaboration
solidarity action in which the Foundation will provide resources Spanish Grünenthal
human resources to support humanitarian programs of the Foundation in Ecuador.