LX GRONINGEN -
ACTIVITIES OF MORI
Ophthalmic Research Investigation
public benefit, non racial, non
dominational, non religious and non political foundation. It is working
for eye care, blinds, partially sighted and visually handicapped
Ophthalmic Research Investigation
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 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
Ophthalmic Research Investigation
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 training, 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 need world-wide. MORI-projects are designed on yearly
basis with possible extension to another period depending on success
Ophthalmic Research Investigation
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 on national and international scale.
and ADVISORY PERSONS
of the board/Clinical/Scientific
advisor : Dr. A. F. Hassan (MD, PhD)
: Mr. H.J. Kral,
Advisors : Mr. A.F. Hansbroek and Mr. J. Vriend.
Advisor : Mr. J. Beste.
G R O N
I N G E N, DECEMBER
in a Foundation (Stichting, St.) 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, St. MORI
Accountant and Administrator has shown a lot of the mentioned. Also Dr.
A. F. Hassan and Mrs. lmamovic Maida have their contribution in St.
MORI-activities include Para Medical, Medical/Ophthalmological and
Optical help and service (and medication/glasses supplies upon
availability) in developing countries world-wide. Training and
Scientific/Clinical activities may be counted on. These activities are
designed on world-wide scale taking the Netherlands as a base for
action and function. Therefore sponsoring and material necessary to
realise St. 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
standards of health (eye) welfare system.
MORI-activities and St. MORI-objectives are open to individuals,
institutions, foundations and other bodies of similar activities and
objectives. St. 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.
OF St. MORI
MORI-activities include Supportive-activities in the Netherlands and
Executive-activities abroad. Many contacts in different ways with
necessary resources which may be capable to support action and function
have been done. St. MORI-projects are designed on a yearly basis with
possible extension to another period depending on resources and
addition to various types of St. MORI-activities, many advices and
ideas have been made and suggested by Mr. Hansbroek (OogMerk
Optics-Groningen), Mr. Vriend (Vriend Optics-Groningen), Mr. M.
Noordman (O'Max Instruments, Reeuwijk), Mr. Eric Evertse manager Pearle
Optics-Amersfoort, Mrs. Inke (Eye wish Optics-Groningen) and Dr.
Ensink, Ophthalmologist (lsala-Kliniken-Zwollle). Their contribution
has made St. MORI-activities possible and the objectives achievable.
Some activities were not realised without their collaboration and
generous hands. Main Supportive-activities are to get resources for
material and for sponsoring. Material includes secondhand
optical/ophthalmic equipments, old/new frames and old/new reading
glasses. Material has to be collected on donation basis.
(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 asked from/given by Mr. Henk
MORI has been the host of Mrs. Imamovic Maida who had visited Holland
three times. A workshop meeting has been conducted at St. MORI office
in Groningen. She has also, visited Eye wish Optics-Groningen. 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).
Henk Kral and Dr. A.F. Hassan had participated in the regional meeting
for all foundations in the Province of Groningen. Dr. A.F. Hassan has
attended a One-Day course at COS-organization for help and assistance
in projects, administration and applying procedure Know-How to raise
funds and promote mutual collaboration with other similar
foundations/organizations throughout the Netherlands.
the invitation of Prof. Dr. J.E.E. KEUNEN (Ophthalmologist), Leiden
University, Chairman VISION
2020 NETHERLANDS, Dr. Hassan has attended the
VISION 2020 NETHERLANDS
Under Her Majesty
PRINSES MARGRIET DER NEDERLANDEN
The symposium was for One-Day. It covers different aspects of how to
prevent Blindness taking in an account; techniques, methodologies and
clinical/scientific/technical approaches. Preventable/Curable Blindness
techniques and procedures have been globally discussed also the concept
of universal glasses for refractive errors correction has been
demonstrated by Delft University.
Other satellite and affiliated organizations and groups have presented
their views during the symposium. Promises have been mentioned for
Dr. Hassan with Prof.
Dr. J. KEUNEN, chairman (left) and Prof. Dr. D. NOOREN (middle) during
SYMPOSIUM VISION 2020, LEIDEN, HOLLAND
Executive-activities are abroad since St. MORI is designed for
developing countries on world-wide basis. Continuation of Humanitarian
Eye Clinic (H. E. C) service is the sole objective of St. 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 report are still important to be realized
due to clinical needs to them.
F. Hassan has attended at a meeting which has been organized by the
Cantonal Public Health Institute ZE-DO Canton, Zenica, Bosnia and
Herzegovina held in Zenica at the end of May, 2004. All public health
institutes throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina have been invited to
attend this meeting.
topics of public health questions have been raised among them was
Preventable/Curable blindness issue. Dr. Hassan conducted a talk about
programme possibilities for Diabetes/Glaucoma management and Cataract
extraction. Also infective diseases such as Trachoma and Corneal
infections have been outlined briefly. Introduction of Ophthalmology in
eye care and vision development has been highly appreciated and easily
accepted during the meeting.
is a general tendency to consider screening and blindness prevention
projects. Results based on statistical analysis made by different
groups from different institutes have been demonstrated talking
about/covering various medical disciplines. There has been positive
atmosphere about St. MORI activities with significant appreciation in
A.F. Hassan has visited EL-HOCEIMA CITY in Morocco after the
earth-quake two times; in March and about/covering various medical
disciplines. There has been positive atmosphere about St. MORI
activities June, 2004. A general overview about the disaster has been
noted. A detailed visit to MOHAMED-V General Hospital was done. A
meeting has been held at the hospital to assess needs and possible
collaboration. The global atmosphere was how to create and promote long
standing projects in the area as a whole and in the health sector in
particular. Meeting with Dr. EL-TALHAOUI, head of Neuro-Psychiatry
department and Dr. AHMED, head of Ophthalmology department both at the
general hospital was successful to determine urgent needs and long run
projects. On site meeting and demonstration has been conducted by local
A.F. Hassan during the public Health Institutes meeting organized by
Cantonal Public Health Institute, Zenica, BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA.
Dr. A.F. Hassan with Dr.
EL-TALHOUI, Head of Neuro-Psychiatry Department, EL-HOCEIMA, MOROCCO.
A.F. Hassan with Dr. AHMED, Head of Ophthalmology Department,
Joint meeting Dr. EL-TALHAOUI (left), Dr. Hassan (middle) and
Dr. AHMED (right) in EL-HOCEIMA, MOROCCO.
Dr. Hassan with the
Personnel of the Hospital in EL-HOCEIMA, MOROCCO.
meeting has resulted in defining stages of collaboration
1. Urgent needs of medications for the Neuro-Psychiatry department in
the hospital where a list
of medications have delivered by Dr. EL-TALHAOUI. Also eye drops and
IOL have been asked by
Dr. AHMED, Ophthalmology department.
2. Medical Ophthalmology and clinical optics as well as diagnostic
instrument for both Neuro-
Psychiatry and Ophthalmology are needed. A list has been submitted.
3. Surgical/Medical Ophthalmology including Laser handling especially
for Diabetic Retinopathies
and others needed Laser handling. Fundus Camera is also needed.
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.
St. MORI-ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN APPRECIATED AND RECOGNIZED THIS IS
EVIDENT BY CONTINUING SCALE ACTIVITIES.
St. MORI IS READY TO COLLABORATE WITH OTHERS OF SIMILAR ACTIVITIES.
THEREFORE St. MORI-OBJECTIVES ARE OPEN TO ANY SUGGESTIONS, PROPOSALS
AND JOINT WORKS.
F. Hassan (MD, Ph. D). OPHTHALMOLOGIST
Secretary of the board/Clinical Scientific Advisor
of Commerce (KvK
Groningen) 02070005 ABN-AmRo 57.07.30.996. Telefoon 00-31-50-5259030
Telefax 00-31-50-5277399 E-Mail