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A few days ago Ethiopia introduced stringent measures for limiting the spread of the pandemic. All businesses are shut down by government order, and all schools, factories and public places are closed - march, 23...

Dear friends of the Adwa mission, Our usual Easter letter is more appropriate for our times than ever: Lent, the time of the Passion, of Gethsemane. These are the steps leading to the Resurrection, the celebration of Life, of the Victory of our God over......

While waiting to be able to offer round-the-clock medical services, volunteer doctors from ASPOS and AMOA have been implementing new examination and minor surgery campaigns, divided according to speciality....

Thanks to all your support at Christmas, to your contributions made with donation of 5 thousandths of your income tax (“IRPEF”) and through long-distance adoption of students, we have completed the first training unit for 14 Ethiopian nurses. The goals set by Italian training staff,......

We are glad to publish the stories that so many “long-distance parents” have generously shared with us, demonstrating their great love, generosity and humanity. Our heartfelt thanks to all of them! Why is it worth being a long-distance parent? This photograph I have just received......

Do you see the baby girl in the photograph? Sister Laura noticed her among the patients in the public hospital, because the wound on her cheek was severely infected. She was delivered using forceps inappropriately, tearing her cheek and injuring her shoulder. Mahlet – for......

Sister Laura Girotto, together with the journalist Niccolò d'Aquino and the biologist Anna Carobene, has been travelling through USA and Canada last february. She shared the story of her mission in Adwa and appealed to the solidarity of Americans....

School is over, holidays are coming, but we’d like to publish how many scholars, teachers, parents helped our children in Adwa this year....

When do you walk along Adwa you can’t help but thinking about the future and how you would like it. Let’s think about an ophthalmologist who receive in a modern and equipped clinic. Let’s think about an optic who produce and distribute glasses, not existing in Ethiopia. ...

EASTER 2018 Dear Friends, We wish you all a Happy Easter from the Associazione Amici di Adwa which this year turns 20!...

Dear parents and friends, our traditional Christmas meeting is unusual for this year, but particularly rich in joy: we are completing  the first two lanes of the hospital, which we hope to inaugurate the 24 May 2018, on the feast of Mary Help of Christians....

Milete is in year 3 at the Adwa Mission primary school. She walks to school every day from her family's house. Her mother brings herds of sheep out to pasture each day....

Fernando Gaion is a doctor who was part of the invaluable team of medical volunteers in Adwa. He is an important Italian oncologist with a big heart. On his return from Ethiopia, he told us this touching story…...

Dearest friends, ...it’s Christmas once again. We must be practical and realistic: it takes Evangelical courage to celebrate the true meaning of this recurring event. What is Christmas? "...peace on earth and goodwill to all men......

It is always with great admiration that we publish the report from the doctors volunteering in the temporary clinics of the Adwa mission. Our THANKS to them and to all our collaborators!...

On Christmas Eve 2015, Sister Laura sent us a special message:...

This is why the food shortages the children and families of Adwa face must be supplemented....

Dr. Sergio Tabacchi, an ophthalmologist from Ferrara who has spent part of his holiday volunteering in Adwa for the last 7 years, found himself operating on a hopeless case......

Sister Laura is meeting all the families being supported by long-distance adoption. At the Mission, volunteer doctors from Italy are giving medical aid. Carolina is skilfully documenting everything with her camera....