since 2008 the NGO Pharmacists without Borders Germany has co-operated with the Health Centre No. 16 in a slum area in Buenos Aires. The project ensures medical and pharmaceutical care on a long-term basis – at least 10 years – for slum residents with chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia and obesity in order to lower the number of fatalities and consequential conditions due to cardiovascular diseases.
In 2018, the Else Kröner Fresenius Preis für Medizinische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine) is being presented to the project:
“Improvement of medical training and patient care in the case of non-communicable diseases: 10 years of assured access to diagnosis and therapy for hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolaemia and/or obesity in slum residents of Buenos Aires” headed by Project Manager Dr. Carina Vetye-Maler, Apotheker ohne Grenzen Deutschland e. V. (“Pharmacists without Borders Germany”). Here you can read more about the award.
A current report on the effects of the corona pandemic in the poor quarters of Buenos Aires can be found here.
Here you can find more information about the project.