Stichting MORI

Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation

Korenstraat 6

9712 LX GRONINGEN - HOLLAND

 


 

St. MORI

ANNUAL REPORT

***HOPE***

DECEMBER 2002

Groningen


 

 


CONTENTS:

* INTRODUCTION

* ACTIVITIES OF MORI

a- IN THE NETHERLANDS

b- ABROAD

*CONCLUSIONS

 


Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation (MORI)

Is a public benefit, non racial, non dominational, non religious and non political foundation. It is working for eye care, blinds, partially sighted and visually handicapped people in assistance and help.

Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation (MORI)

Emphasizes a self-running through supplies (medicines, medical, para medical and optical equipments and systems). It offers service, help and information for a better way of life especially (among others) in the field of eye care, clinical optics and investigative ophthalmology for blinds and visually impaired population in addition to social improvements by promoting and starting practical opportunities.

Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation (MORI)

Is founded to give ophthalmological/optical service and eye care assistance to raise the standards of eye/vision welfare system. Collaboration with local and international bodies of same/similar and/or related activities and fields is a fundamental objective. This might be achieved by carrying out joint works, research projects, mutual meetings (on different levels) to exchange ideas experience and improve performance in Ophthalmic fields. Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathies, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Paediatric Ophthalmology and Visual/Optical Rehabilitation are objective activities locally and abroad as needed especially in developing countries in Africa and countries in need world-wide. MORI-projects are designed on yearly basis with possible extension to another period depending on resources.

Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation (MORI)

Creates an umbrella for collaboration, contacts, combine projects and joint work with other associations, organizations and clubs as well as other figures of same/similar goals both national and international.

 

CONTACT and ADVISORY PERSONS

Voorzitter/Chairman (Ophthalmologist) : Dr. A. F. Hassan (MD, PhD)

Boekhouder/Treasure : Mr. H.J. Kral,

Oogheelkundig Adviseurs/Ophthalmic/Optical Advisors : Mr. A.F. Hansbroek and Mr. J. Vriend.

Medical-Technics Adviseur/ Medical-Technical Advisor : Mr. J. Beste.

 


ANNUAL REPORT

***HOPE***

G R O N I N G E N, DECEMBER 2002

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Working in a foundation (stichting) needs determination, devotion and time-sacrificing. Many contacts, by different available means, have to be conducted to keep the work running. Mutual discussion as well as on site visits have to be performed to induce others to participate in any possible contribution according to availability. This requires a lot of administration, efforts and, sometimes, physical work to bring and load/unload given materials. Mr. Henk Kral, stichting MORI secretaris has shown a lot of the mentioned.

In addition to various types of contributions in MORI-activities, many advices and ideas have been made and suggested by Mr. Hansbroek (OogMerk Optics-Groningen), Mr. Vriend (Vriend Optics-Groningen), Mr. Beste (Ootech-lamires-Niewegein) Mr. Pop (Kompleet Optics-Apeldoorn), Pearle Optics-Amersfoort, Mrs. Inke (Eye wish Optics-Groningen), and Dr. Ensink, Ophthalmologist (lsala-Kliniken-Zwolle). Their contribution has made MORI-activities possible and the objectives achievable. Some activities were not realised without their generous hands.

MORI-activities include Para Medical, Medical/Ophthalmological and Optical help and service (and medication/glasses supplies upon availability) in developing countries worldwide. These activities are designed on world-wide scale taking the Netherlands as a base for act and function. Therefore sponsoring and material necessary to realise MORI-objectives have to be reached by applying to different resources locally and abroad.

MORI offers its help and service to the needy on non-dominational, non-racial, non religious and non-political basis. In order to raise the standards of the health (eye) welfare system MORI-activities and MORI-objectives are open to individuals, institutions, foundations and other bodies of similar activities and objectives. MORI creates an umbrella for collaboration, contacts, combined projects and work with other associations, organizations and clubs as well as other figures of similar goals both nationally and internationally. This can be achieved by realising mutual activities.

 

Mr. Henk Kral and Dr. A.F. Hassan doing administration at MORI, Holland

 

 

ACTIVITIES OF MORI

MORI-activities include Supportive-activities in the Netherlands and Executive-activities abroad. Many contacts in different ways with necessary resources which maybe capable to support action and function have been done. MORI-projects are designed on one year basis with possible extension to another period depending on resources and availability.

 

a- In the NETHERLANDS

Main Supportive-activities are to get resources for material and for sponsoring. Material includes second hand optical/ophthalmic equipments, frames old and new and reading glasses old and new. Material has to be searched and collected on donation basis. Two proposals have been sent; one to the Dutch Embassy in Sarajevo and an other to El Ayar clinic in GHANA.

Sponsoring (in addition to the already existing sponsoring scheme) means contacting potential resources by application and appealing for financial support to cover prices of material as mentioned above if getting material is not possible on donation basis. Also travel expenses, locally and abroad, are important to be covered. All details of sponsoring and financial report can be given by Mr. Henk Kral.

MORI has been the host of two visitors from Bosnia and Hercegovina (BiH). These two visitors have been invited to get some instructions and the necessary Know-How to give help in our local project in BiH. Our thank and appreciation are due to Mrs. Dekker, the council of the visa section at the Dutch Embassy in Sarajevo, BiH, with her good understanding and help Mrs. Imamovic Maida has visited Holland three times. A workshop meeting has been conducted at MORI office in Groningen. She has also, visited Mr. Hansbroek at OogMerk optics in Groningen and also Mr. Pop at Kompleet Optics in Apeldoorn. She helped in collecting some material for our activities in BiH also she has been instructed how to handle activities in our Humanitarian Eye Clinic (H.E.C) in BiH during periods when Dr. A.F. Hassan is not in BiH (Details about H.E.C activities are in our annual report December 2001, copies are available only upon written request to Mr. Henk Kral and/or Dr. A. F. Hassan).

The second visitor is Mr. Talalovic Mirsad. He has been invited to do some training in optical processing and spectacles making by using a lens-grinding machine. He has been trained by Vriend optics and OogMerk optics as well as Mr. Gerts from Rodenstock in Groningen. Mr. Mirsad got a certificate of attendance from MORI.

 

 

Mrs. Imamovic Maida during visits to MORI and OogMerk Optics, Holland

 

 

Mr. Talalovic Mirsad training course with Mr. Gerts, Rodenstock, Holland

 

 

Mr. Talalovic Mirsad training course at Vriend and OogMerk Optics, Holland

 

 

 

b- ABROAD

Main of Executive-activities are abroad since MORI is designed on world-wide basis. Continuation of Humanitarian Eye Clinic (H.E.C) service is the sole objective of MORI existence in Bosnia and Hercegovina (Details about H.E.C. could be found in the annual report 2001 as mentioned earlier). Conclusions as have been mentioned in the last report are still important to be realised due to clinical needs to them. A meeting has been held at the school for blinds in Sarajevo to discuss possible mutual collaboration and how to help them. Similar meeting has been made in Mostar. For these reasons a proposal has been sent to Mr. Brands Project Officer at the Dutch Embassy in Sarajevo, BiH. Many contacts have been made with Embassy in this regards to get a response. It will be very helpful to get a positive answer. A meeting has been held with Egyptian Ambassador at the Egyptian Embassy in Sarajevo to apply for medication for our H. E. C. in BiH.

In the mean time MORI has made a primary successful stage to start a Humanitarian Eye Clinic (H. E. C) at El-Ayar clinic in Accra, GHANA. For the time being MORI is busy to get the necessary resources to cover cost of the needed ophthalmic/optical equipments for the H.E.C. Some correspondence have been made in this matter. The concept of starting a H.E.C in GHANA came after an invitation has come to MORI. Dr. A.F.Hassan has visited GHANA in October 2002, for one week. On site assessment has been done and a conclusive report with executive board of the El-Ayar clinic has been achieved.

The conclusive report has been made after several meetings with officials there. Three hospital locations have been visited. On site meeting and demonstration has been conducted by local officials. After all information has been gathered a main meeting has been held with president of the organisation which has resulted in defining stages of collaboration. Two stages have been suggested

1. Medical Ophthalmology and clinical optics with possible minor ophthalmic surgery as needed. Also a proposal for the second stage has to be prepared.

2. Surgical/Medical Ophthalmology including Laser handling especially for Diabetic Retinopathies and others needed Laser handling. The project is open to others.

The conclusive report included a list of needed equipments as suggested by authorities in GHANA. This proposal is primarily accepted for the year 2003. The list of the needed equipments has been forwarded to Mr. Beste, Manager Ootech-Lameris for an advice.

 

Dr. A.F. Hassan seeing a patient at H.E.C., VID CENTAR in Bosnia and Hercegovina.

 

Humanitarian Eye Clinic assisting nurse at VID CENTAR in Bosnia and Hercegovina (BiH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. A.F. Hassan in a meeting with His Excellence Ambassador of Egypt in Sarajevo, BiH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. A.F. Hassan in a meeting at School for blinds in Serajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina

 

 

 

Dr. A.F. Hassan visiting El-Ayar clinic

and other place in Accra, Ghana

 

 

CONCLUSIONS

1. AS IT IS SEEN FROM THE NAME OF THIS REPORT WE HOPE TO GET THE NECESSARY RESOURCES TO FINANCE OUR ACTIVITIES IN BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA BY CONTINUING H.E.C. ACTIVITIES.

2. MORI ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN APPRECIATED AND RECOGNISED. THIS IS EVIDENT BY THE LAST TWO PROPOSALS TO DUTCH EMBASSY AND EL-AYAR CLINIC IN ACCRA, GHANA.

3. MORI-OBJECTIVES ARE TO COLLABORATE WITH OTHERS OF SIMILAR ACTIVITIES. THEREFORE IT IS OPEN TO ANY SUGGESTIONS, PROPOSALS AND JOINT WORKS.

 

Dr. A. F. Hassan; (MD, Ph. D).

OPHTHALMOLOGIST


Chamber of Commerce (KvK Groningen) 02070005 ABN-AmRo 57.07.30.996. Telefoon 00-31-50-5259030 Telefax 00-31-50-5277399 E-Mail MORI@henkkral.nl