Stichting MORI

Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation

Korenstraat 6

9712 LX GRONINGEN - HOLLAND

 


St. MORI

ANNUAL REPORT

***PROGRESS***

DECEMBER 2004

Groningen

 

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CONTENTS:

* INTRODUCTION

* ACTIVITIES OF MORI

a- IN THE NETHERLANDS

b- ABROAD

*CONCLUSIONS

 


Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation (St. 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. 

Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation (ST. 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  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  opportunities.

Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation (St. 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 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 and 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 on national and international scale.

 

CONTACT and ADVISORY PERSONS

Secretory of the board/Clinical/Scientific advisor : 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

***VISION***

G R O N I N G E N, DECEMBER 2004

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Working 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.

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.

St. 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.

St. 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.

 

 

ACTIVITIES OF St. MORI

St. 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 availability.

 

a- In the NETHERLANDS

In 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.

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 asked from/given by Mr. Henk Kral.

St. 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).


Mr. 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.

 Upon the invitation of Prof. Dr. J.E.E. KEUNEN (Ophthalmologist), Leiden University, Chairman VISION
2020 NETHERLANDS, Dr. Hassan has attended the

                     SYMPOSIUM

                  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 future contacts.

 

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Dr. Hassan with Prof. Dr. J. KEUNEN, chairman (left) and Prof. Dr. D. NOOREN (middle) during SYMPOSIUM VISION 2020, LEIDEN, HOLLAND

b- ABROAD

Main of 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.

Dr. A. 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.

Different 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.

There 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 the area.

Dr. 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 officials.


 

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Dr. A.F. Hassan during the public Health Institutes meeting organized by Cantonal Public Health Institute, Zenica, BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA.

 

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Dr. A.F. Hassan with Dr. EL-TALHOUI, Head of Neuro-Psychiatry Department, EL-HOCEIMA, MOROCCO.

 

Dr. A.F. Hassan with Dr. AHMED, Head of Ophthalmology Department, EL-HOCEIMA, MOROCCO.

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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.

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 The 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.


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. St. MORI-ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN APPRECIATED AND RECOGNIZED THIS IS EVIDENT BY CONTINUING SCALE ACTIVITIES.

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


 

<>Dr. A. F. Hassan (MD, Ph. D). OPHTHALMOLOGIST
Secretary of the board/Clinical  Scientific Advisor

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