UCBM continues its mission in Tanzania
The international cooperation mission started in Tanzania in 2017 continues. It was launched by Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome in collaboration with CREA, University of Parma, Associazione ‘Golfini Rossi’ Onlus, and the African Universities of Strathmore (Kenya) and St. Joseph (Tanzania).
Students, doctors in specialty training, medical doctors and tutors are working in Tanzania, led by Professor Marco Caricato, Associate Professor of General Surgery, and in collaboration with two surgery residents at the University Hospital, to set up the first medical workcamp in the village of Ntemba, 6 km from the monastery of Mvimwa.
The group, which includes students from UCBM and the University of Parma, with the participation of Politecnico di Milano, is laying the foundations of the mobile clinic that will provide health and nutritional assistance in the 10 villages near the monastery of Mvimwa and in the district of Nkasi.
It will also be an opportunity for Giada Todisco, who wrote a degree thesis on malnutrition, to start the cultivation of moringa oleifera, also known as the horseradish tree, a superfood that can be used as a food supplement and in various medical and environmental applications.
Work will also continue on ‘Pappa di Parma’, a formulation based on typical African foods, created by the University of Parma, which will be produced with a new industrial dehydrator.
Finally, activities will continue for the project promoted by Doctor Serangeli from AGC SRL for the creation of an industrial plant for the production of ‘tilapia’, a fish with very high nutritional properties, suitable for the African context.