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Royal honours for Gitta and Harrie van der Meeren

Gitta van der Meeren-van Ebskamp, 68, was a volunteer lecturer in microbiology at the Universidade Católica de Mozambique in Beira. She taught at her own expense during holidays in developing countries. Together with her husband, she started the Doctors for Mozambique Foundation in 2008. They both volunteer for this foundation and dedicate themselves to training poor but promising young people to become doctors and nurses. Because of these merits, she has been appointed a Member of the Order of Oranje-Nassau.

Dr. Harrie van der Meeren (70) was also put in the limelight as a Member of the Order of Oranje-Nassau. Before his retirement, he worked as a dermatologist at the Maxima Medical Centre in Eindhoven. From 2000 to 2008, he was a member of the Dutch Tropical Dermatology Working Group. He was a voluntary guest lecturer in dermatology at universities in Africa. Together with his wife, he set up the Doctors for Mozambique Foundation in 2008. They both volunteer for this foundation and train poor but promising young people to become doctors and nurses.

Source: Eindhovens Dagblad 26 April 2022

Newsletter number 31 spring 2022

Newsletter number 31 spring 2022

Doctors for Mozambique wants to actively inform its sponsors, stakeholders and interested parties about the ins and outs of the foundation. One of the ways we do this is by means of a digital newsletter, which appears several times a year. We have limited the news to...

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IN MEMORIAM DICK SCHONEVELD

IN MEMORIAM DICK SCHONEVELD

We are deeply saddened by the death of our much-loved secretary Dick Schoneveld. Dick had been seriously ill for some time, but he remained optimistic about a good outcome until the very end. Unfortunately, he was not able to win the battle and had to let go of life....

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A letter from João Arone João one of our students

A letter from João Arone João one of our students

Being a member of this foundation is one of the best wonders that the nature provided. This group is more than a foundation: it’s a family, it’s love, it’s help, it’s company and that’s all. I feel that, with the immeasurable help that DFM provides, my dream of...

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Extra edition Newsletter no. 28

Extra edition Newsletter no. 28

News from the Doctors for Mozambique Foundation Number 28 extra edition This is the Doctors for Mozambique Foundation newsletter. If you would prefer not to receive this newsletter in future, please let us know via info@doctorsformozambique.org Newsletter number 28 is...

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Extra edition Newsletter no. 27

Extra edition Newsletter no. 27

News from the Doctors for Mozambique Foundation Number 27 extra edition This is the Doctors for Mozambique Foundation newsletter. If you would prefer not to receive this newsletter in future, please let us know via info@doctorsformozambique.org Newsletter number 27 is...

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Extra edition Newsletter no. 26

Extra edition Newsletter no. 26

News from the Doctors for Mozambique Foundation Number 26 extra edition This is the Doctors for Mozambique Foundation newsletter. If you would prefer not to receive this newsletter in future, please let us know via info@doctorsformozambique.org Newsletter number 26 is...

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1000 EURO FOR A ROOF ABOVE THEIR HEADS_25

1000 EURO FOR A ROOF ABOVE THEIR HEADS_25

In our extra newsletter number 24 about Cyclone Idai, we already told you a little about how serious its impact had been – on the country, on public health (there has since been a cholera outbreak) and on our students. We always aim to keep those interested in our...

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STUDENTS SAFE FOLLOWING WORST CYCLONE EVER_24

STUDENTS SAFE FOLLOWING WORST CYCLONE EVER_24

STUDENTS SAFE FOLLOWING WORST CYCLONE EVER Fortunately, all our students survived the worst cyclone ever to hit the world. They are alive, but in despair. Uncertainty about the fate of their families in the completely flooded district is unbearable. 95% of Beira has...

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