Italian medical care agreement for the treatment of 25 Libyan children at the Bambino Gesù hospital


The Italian pediatric hospital Bambino Gesù has signed an agreement with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) for the treatment in Italy of Libyan pediatric patients with serious illnesses.

The agreement, worth 2.425 million euros, is part of an AICS project in favor of Libyan children suffering from serious illnesses. It will also allow 25 pediatric patients, who cannot be treated in Libya, to be airlifted to Italy and assisted by Bambino Gesù Hospital.

The children will be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, will receive health care, social and psychological assistance and will be able to continue their education.

“Arabic-speaking cultural mediators will facilitate good communication between young patients, their families and hospital staff.

Luca Maestripieri, director of the AICS, described, according to the Nova agency, the agreement as the result of an effective partnership resulting from the synergy between the humanitarian commitment and the clinical excellence provided by a health establishment as Bambino Gesu Hospital.

The hospital will also pay for clinical check-ups, such as day hospitals, and contribute to other expenses that patients and their families face while in Rome.

Maestripieri noted that other partners actively support the agreement, namely the AICS office in Tunis, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Embassy in Tripoli.


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