According to Vítor Sereno, the Albert Royer pediatric hospital is "a reference" in Senegal and West Africa, welcoming "children and young people from, among other countries, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Conakry and Mali" .
The delivery of the medicines takes place within the scope of cooperation between the Embassy of Portugal in Dakar and the Ministry of Health and Social Action of Senegal.
"This strategic partnership began in 2019 with the donation of surgical equipment, which is critical to be able to carry out the necessary urological tests for newborns with malformations of the urinary tract and genital organs," said Vítor Sereno.
At the time, explained the Portuguese diplomat, "walking around the space and in conversation with the director of Albert Royer and her service managers, the precariousness of access not only to state-of-the-art medical equipment, but also to what was delivered, was identified, but also the most essential medicines for babies, children and adolescents that the hospital takes care of on a daily basis".
It was in this context that the partnership emerged with the pharmaceutical company BIAL, which offered the drugs, and with TAP, which transported the cargo to Senegal.
The drug delivery ceremony is scheduled for Monday, September 6, 2021, in the Albert Royer conference room.