• Snap-shots and updates from the “Enzo Buongiorno” Rehabilitation Centre in Burundi

    The Rehabilitation Centre named after AIM Group’s founder Enzo Buongiorno was created to help people with motor disabilities and offers post-trauma treatments and post-surgical rehabilitation. The Rehabilitation Centre is part of the FIMAC projects and is located in Bubanza, a village in the hills a one-hour drive from Bujumbura, Burundi’s…

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  • Shoes

    I remember when my mother would take me to buy new shoes in Via del Teatro in Rome, light brown calfskin boots with laces, leather soles with that good smell of quality leather tanned with oil. The shopkeeper gave his little customers a plaything – usually a toy car. I…

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  • Bubanza, Burundi, February 13, 2018

    A mission to Bubanza was undertaken to “our” hospital in Burundi from January 17 to February 7, 2018. I was joined by Dr Piero Petricca (the organiser) and nurse Mara Carrupt from “ANDARE OLTRE ONLUS” Foundation, an institution that has always worked in close collaboration with FIMAC ONLUS. 35 patients…

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  • ROHERO, Bujumbura, Burundi, May 9 2015

    Rohero is a suburb of Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital, where the Sisters of Saint Teresa of Calcutta have their home. These sisters welcome and assist the most desperate. Hard-working and efficient, they seem moved by feelings that do not hide an underlying depression, which must happen to those dedicated to supporting…

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  • Mission to Burundi – May 2015

    During May 2015, FIMAC sent the surgeons Prof. Vincenzo Monti, Dr. Pietro Ortensi, Dr. Stefano Carbone and Dr. Alfredo Antonucci, an anesthetist, on a mission to Burundi. They also accompanied a portable ultrasound machine of the latest generation to be donated to the hospital in Bubanza. The team was not…

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  • The importance of giving something back

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  • Amahoro

    Another mission in Burundi, my second and hopefully not my last. I had the honour of accompanying prof. Monti and prof. Falez once again and we were joined by Alfredo Schiavone Panni, professor of orthopedics at the Università degli Studi del Molise in Campobasso. What can I say … I…

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  • Our missions never stop

    Despite the Ebola alarm and the recent terrorist attack in France, the missions of FIMAC continue through the efforts of Professors Vincenzo Monti and Francesco Falez. The two orthopedic surgeons with two other surgeons from Avellino left Rome the 11th of January for Bujumbura, Burundi. The Secretary General Patrizia Semprebene…

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  • In Memory of Three Compatriots who Dedicated their Lives to the Poor in Burundi

    Last Monday we heard the tragic news of the violent deaths of three Xaverian Missionary Sisters. I was very distressed because FIMAC and this religious order have worked together supporting healthcare in Burundi. When I saw the identity of the three victims I realized that all of us at FIMAC…

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  • Health concerns for Prof. Vincenzo Monti, Founder of the Non-Profit Organization FIMAC Onlus

    Prof. Vincenzo Monti, the president and founder of the Non-Profit Organization FIMAC, was taken ill not soon after his return on March 8th from his latest mission in Burundi. He was hospitalized in the same hospital he ran for decades, Santo Spirito in Sassia. Current department head, Prof. Francesco Falez,…

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