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St John of God African Province to Work with "Women for Africa Foundation"

On 9 December, 2013 officials of the African Province of St Augustine (Hospitaller Order of St John of God)met the Fundación Mujeres por África (Women for Africa Foundation) in Madrid to sign the Cooperation Agreement between their two institutions, to pursue the common objective of improving the health of women in Africa, which suffers from the highest levels of poverty.

They will begin cooperating at St Joseph´s Catholic Hospital in Monrovia (Liberia) with the programme entitled Stop the Fistula,to improve maternal health and attend to women?s reproductive health, by combating the vesico vaginal fistula.

Fundación Mujeres por África(MxA) was represented by its president, Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega, and Katlyn Saba, the director of the MxA Projects.

Representing the HospitallerOrder of St John of God were Brother Michael M. Koroma, Secretary of theAfrican Province, and Brother Patrick Nshamdze, Director of St. Joseph´sCatholic Hospital, in Monrovia (Liberia) accompanied for the event by Brother Moisés Martín, Director of the General Curia?s Missions and International Cooperation Office and Brother Miguel ÁngelVarona, the Provincial Superior of Castile. Also present were therepresentative of the Order'?s Spanish charitable NGO, Juan ciudad ONGD, Brother José MªViadero, its Technical Director, Roberto Lorenzo, and Ana Meyer from the Projects Department. 


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