Foundation Guide

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The Amici del Mondo Foundation

Amici del Mondo World Friends Onlus
Sede legale: Via Cristoforo Colombo 440, 00145 Roma, Italia
Segreteria Nazionale: Viale Egeo 137, 00144 Roma, Italia
Tel/fax 06 83081500
info@world-friends.org

World Friends Kenya
Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital, off Thika Highway
P.O. Box 39433 – 00623. Nairobi, Kenya
Tel. +254 0713 050509. Cel. +254 0735 722237nairobioffice@worldfriendskenya.org

amici del mondo

Mission

Amici del Mondo World Friends Onlus is an Italian non-profit organization. The organization supports the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and runs several programs with the aim of bringing healthcare to poverty stricken people in Kenya, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Uganda and Tanzania. World Friends operates independently and is recognized as an NGO by the Kenyan government. The organization is awaiting similar accreditation from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Supported Causes

Amici del Mondo World Friends Onlus supports programs that improve health, educational and social conditions in underprivileged areas.

In early 2015 Amici del Mondo World Friends Onlus had two projects underway:
– ‘Slum Flowers’ is a program run in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Through this program World Friends built the paediatric wing at the Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital of Nairobi. The wing runs rehabilitation clinics for disabled children, mobile clinics, motherhood programs and provides support for pregnant women. It is fully supported by World Friends.

 

 

Projects

Without Exceptions’ places focus on children with disabilities in the slums of Nairobi. Physical therapy and occupational therapy is provided. Access to education for disabled children is improved. The campaign also strives to fight stigma against disabled children and to improve social inclusion.

‘Born in the Right Place’ was a campaign in which Amici raised funds to construct the maternity wing at Nairobi’s Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital. The campaign started in 2010 and the maternity wing opened in February 2011. Since it was established, the wing has served over 6,000 expectant mothers, with services like antenatal consultations, assisted childbirth, caesarean sections and post-delivery follow-ups.

 

The Foundation's History

In 2002, just a year after Bill Clinton completed his presidential terms in the Oval Office, he attended the International AIDS Conference, where the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis requested Clinton’s help in building a global program that would address the HIV/AIDS pandemic and building a sustainable healthcare system for all. The late Nelson Mandela added his voice to the request and the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative was born, now known as the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI).

Over the decade that followed, President Clinton established the William Clinton Foundation, starting in Harlem, New York City, and has developed further initiatives along with his wife, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, and daughter Chelsea Clinton.
In 2013, the Clinton Foundation was renamed the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to recognize the growing contribution and efforts of Secretary Clinton and a more senior leadership position for Chelsea Clinton, who is currently Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation.Dr. Gianfranco Morino founded Amici del Mondo World Friends in 2001. Morino is a medical doctor who spent over two decades working in Africa.