Stichting MORI

Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation

Korenstraat 6

9712 LX GRONINGEN - HOLLAND

 


St. MORI

ANNUAL REPORT

***DEVELOPMENT***

DECEMBER 2005

Groningen

 

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CONTENTS:

* INTRODUCTION

* ACTIVITIES OF MORI

a- IN THE NETHERLANDS

b- ABROAD

c- ACADEMIC and SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT

*CONCLUSIONS

*ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 


Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation (St. MORI)

Is a public benefit, non racial, non dominational, non religious, non prifitable 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 (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 (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 (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 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

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. Hansbroek and Mr. Vriend.

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

 


ANNUAL REPORT

***DEVELOPMENT***

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Working in a Foundation (Stichting, St.) needs determination, devotion and time-sacrificing. Many contacts, by different available legal 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.

Such activity requires a lot of administration, efforts and, sometimes, physical work to bring donated materials. Mr. Henk Kral, St. MORI secretaris and accountant has shown a lot of the mentioned activities.

In addition to various types of contributions in St. MORI-activities, many advices and ideas have been made and suggested by Mr. Hansbroek (OogMerk Optics-Groningen), Mr. Vriend (VriendOptics-Groningen), Mr. Pop(KompleetOptics-Apeldoorn), PearleOptics-Amersfoort, Mr. Beste (Ootech-lamires-Niewegein), Mrs. Inike (Eye Wish Optics-Groningen), and Dr. Ensink, Ophthalmologist (ex. Isala-Kliniken-Zwolle). Their contribution has made St. MORI-activities possible and the objectives achievable. Some activities were not realized without their generous hands.

St. MORI-activities include Para Medical, Medical/Ophthalmological and Optical help and service (and medication/glasses supplies upon availability) in developing countries world-wide. These activities are designed on world-wide scale taking the Netherlands as a base for action and function. Recently academic and scientific developments have been included in St. MORI-activities.

Therefore sponsoring and material necessary to realise St. MORI-objectives have to be reached by applying to different resources locally and abroad.

A new development in St. MORI activities is that St. MORI has contributed in international clinical and scientific events abroad via dr. Hassan as well as he finished writing a book in Electro-Ophthalmology Diagnosis. Also St. MORI is open to volunteers to develop expertise and to cover possible future activities.

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 the 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

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.


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 financially covered. All details of administration and sponsoring and financial reports can be given by Mr. Henk Kral.
St. MORI has got material from Eye Wish optician in Groningen, via Mrs. Inike. The material has been sorted out by dr. Hassan and Mrs. Imamovic.

 

 


Mrs. Imamovic and Dr. Hassan sorting out material donated by EyeWish optics, Groningen

 

St. MORI, now, is more open to accept volunteers to cover parts of its growing developing activities in a hope to achieve better performance. Contacts have made with Mr. Van Doren from " Stichting Stiel " in Groningen for this purpose.


St. MORI has some contacts with Prof. Dr. A.C. KOOIJMAN, from the University of Groningen, Department of Experimental Ophthalmology, U M C G. Contacts are based on Scientific and Academic collaboration.
St. MORI has contacted the Moroccan Plat-Form in Rotterdam, Mr. Ali Tachi, from
Stichting Ansar and Mr. Ahmed Harika, from Gemeente Rotterdam, to give a help to
MOHAMMED-V GENERAL HOSPITAL in EL-HOUCEIMA, North of Morocco "EL-HOUCEIMA
project". Also a meeting has been carried at COS-Rotterdam with Mrs. Fadma
Bouchetaoui correspondent for Moroccan projects "EL-NADOR project ".


Two gentlemen came to transport, to Rotterdam, the following material to be transported to Morocco " EL-HOUCEIMA project " via EL-NADOR CUSTOM/DEUANE, Morocco :

1. Fundus Camera to make clinical photographs of the eye fundus.
2. Field analyzer to do visual field graphing necessary for diagnosis of Glaucoma and other diseases related with visual field defects.
3. Hot-Air sterilizer used especially for minor eye surgery.
4. Six Boxes of glasses and frames.

Dr. A.F. Hassan in a meeting with Mr. Ali Tachi (left) and Mr. Ahmed Harika (right) in Rotterdam

Gentlemen collecting/transporting material to Rotterdam and then to Morocco.

 

These equipments had been received by the Hospital in EL-HOUCEIMA and a letter of thanks, signed by the Ministry of Health representative, had been forwarded to St. MORI.


Based on the contacts with Mrs. Fadma Bouchetaoui and with the help of Coredaid, Den Haag, another set of material has be transported to Morocco " EL-NADOR project " using the car of dr. Hassan for transportation accompanied by Mr. Hassan EI-Atiq, as suggested by Mrs. Fadma Bouchetaoui. This material included :


1. Fundus Camera to make clinical photographs of fundus of the eye.
2. Pen-Tonometer to measure intraocular pressure, useful for Glaucoma screening.
3. Six Boxes of glasses and frames.


These material had been transported via Tanger Custom/Deuane to be followed up by Foundation Hassan-II for Moroccan living abroad in Rabat and to be transferred to the GENERAL HOSPITAL in EL-NADOR and/or any other health institution in need and might make use of the donated material.


Dr. Hassan has contacted Mr. Gosse de Boer, from COS-Groningen, several times for conversation about possible plans and projects. St. MORI has been recognized and registered in the scheme of COS-Groningen. St. MORI presented by Dr. Hassan and Mrs. Imamovic had attended a meeting organized by COS-Groningen to discuss possible aspects and future of foundation works and activities both nationally and internationally. Also, that meeting included a farewell event of a senior worker of COS-Groningen.

Mrs. Imamovic Miada and Dr. A.F. Hassan at the COS-Groningen meeting

 

Dr. A.F. Hassan with the president of Foundation Hassan-II in Rabat, Morocco

The material which has been sent to Morocco shown with Dr. A.F. Hassan

 

In April, 2005, St. MORI, presented by dr. Hassan, has attended a meeting organized by the Secretary of vision 2020, Dr. Hans van den Berg. The meeting has discussed, among others, possible plans for mutual works, joint projects, aspects and prospective of future of foundation activities, difficulties and possible solutions and registration foundation busy in the field of Eye-Care and Ophthalmology.
St. MORI has been recognized and registered in the Matrix/Scheme of vision 2020. This recognition/registration is of high importance to St. MORI future activities.

 


b- ABROAD:


Main Executive-activities are abroad since St. MORI is designed on world-wide basis. After the earth-quake happened at the North of Morocco, in EL-HOUCEIMA region, St. MORI has arranged a help to EL-HOUCEIMA CITY, GENERAL HOSPITAL MOHAMMED-V via " EL-HOUCEIMA project ". The material mentioned in part; a-ACTIVITIES in the Netherlands, has been transported to EL-HOUCEIMA in collaboration/sponsoring (by) with Ansar Stichting in Rotterdam, via Mr. Ali Tachi and Mr. Ahmed Harika. Dr. Hassan has travelled to EL-HOUCEIMA and succeeded, in collaboration with local authorities and the Hospital, to bring and install the equipments at the Hospital. For this purpose, in EL-HOUCEIMA, several meetings had been conducted with general director of the Hospital, Ophthalmology Department and Neuro-psychiatry Department. Final meeting was carried out with the general representative of the Ministry of Health where a thank and recognition statement had been forwarded to St. MORI.

 

Dr. A.F. Hassan with General representative of the Ministry of health at the Hospital in EL-HOUCEIMA

Dr. Hassan in front of the general Hospital Mohammed-V in EL-HOUCEIMA, Morocco


In may, 2005, in another action sending material to Morocco via "EL-NADOR project" in collaboration with COS-Rotterdam, Mrs. Fadma Bouchetaoui and Cordaid, Den Haag. This material, as mentioned in part; a-ACTIVITIES in the NETHERLANDS, was transported by dr. Hassan, using his car accompanied by Mr. Hassan EI-Atiq, upon the suggestion of Mrs. Fadma Bouchetaoui. The material was delivered to Tanger Custom/Deuane to be followed up by Foundation Hassan-II for the Moroccan living abroad and to be delivered to EL-NADOR HOSPITAL and/or any health institution in need. Dr. Hassan visited Foundation Hassan-II in Rabat. Meetings had been conducted with Mr. Omer EI-Baradee and Mr. Mohammed Sairi, Foundation Hassan-II Officials responsible for incoming material to Morocco from abroad. A conclusive meeting was carried out with the general director of Foundation Hassan-II in Rabat about the same subject. A word of thank was due to St. MORI and they promised to take care of the imported material according to their rules and regulations set for such cases.


In august, 2005, follow-up letters about this project had been sent to Mrs. Fadma Bouchetaoui, COS-Rotterdam in Rotterdam and Foundation Hassan-II in Rabat, Morocco.

 

 

c- ACADEMIC and SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENTS :


IN APRIL 2004, Dr. HASSAN HAS COMPLETED HIS BOOK IN THE FIELD NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY, CLINICAL OPHTHALMIC ELECTRO-DIAGNOSIS. TITLE OF THE BOOK IS :


EYE EVOKED POTENTIALS
in
CLINICAL OPHTHALMIC PRACTICE

First Edition April 2004


THE BOOK IS REGISTERED IN THE NETHERLANDS AND IT HAS BEEN APPRECIATED BY OTHER COLLEAGUES AND HAS BEEN SUPPORTED PARTIALLY TO BE PRINTED. THE BOOK HAS, AMONG OTHERS, EDUCATION PURPOSES. St. MORI IS BUSY TO FIND A REASONABLE FUNDING AND PUBLISHER.


IN APRIL, 2005 St. MORI PRESENTED BY Dr. HASSAN, HAS ATTENDED AT INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS IN DUBAI, THE PAN ARAB-AFRICAN CONGRESS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, PAACO. THE NAME OF St. MORI HAS BEEN MENTIONED WITH APPRECIATION IN THREE SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES AND REGISTERED IN THE SCIENTIFIC/CLINICAL BOOK OF THE CONGRESS.


IN JULY/AUGUST, 2005 Dr. HASSAN HAS VISITED FOUR UNIVERSITIES IN MOROCCO TO PROMOTE THE MATERIAL AND SUBJECT OF THE BOOK. HE HAS VISITED UNIVERSITIES, FACULTIES OF MEDICINE, OPHTHALMOLOGY DEPARTMENTS IN: CASABLANCA, RABAT, FES AND MARAKECH. ALSO DURING THE VISIT Dr. HASSAN HAS VISITED THE SCHOOL FOR BLINDS IN MEKNES. A MEETING HAS BEEN CARRIED WITH DIRECTOR OF THIS INSTITUTION, Mrs. BEN OMER, TO INVESTIGATE AND SEE POSSIBILITIES TO HELP THE SCHOOL FOR HIGHER PERFORMANCE AND BETTER SERVICE TO THE CHILDREN IN THE SCHOOL. DURING THE SAME VISIT, IN RABAT, A MEETING HAS BEEN CARRIED WITH POTENTIAL PROMOTERS OF St. MORI ACTIVITIES. POSSIBLE PROMOTION OF TREND OPHTHALMIC/OPTICAL EQUIPMENTS, SYSTEMS AND TOOLS HAS BEEN DISCUSSED.


DURING THE PERIOD 24-27 OF AUGUST, 2005 Dr. HASSAN HAS ATTENDED AT THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL ELECTRO-PHYSIOLOGY OF VISION CONFERENCE, I S C E V. IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, THE UNITED KINGDOM. Dr. HASSAN HAD A SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATION. IN THIS DISTINGUISHED INTERNATIONAL EVENT. THE NAME OF St. MORI HAS BEEN MENTIONED, RECOGNIZED AND REGISTERED IN THE CONFERENCE BOOK. IT IS A GOOD ACHIEVEMENT. DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS/BODIES HAD SPONSORED INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES MENTIONED ABOVE.

 

Dr. A.F. Hassan at Ophthalmology Department in University Hospital, CHU, Rabat, Morocco, delivering his book

 

 

Dr. A.F. Hassan at PAACO meeting/congress in Dubai April 2005

 



Dr. Hassan visiting the School for Blinds in MEKNES, Morocco, meeting with the director

 

Dr. A.F. Hassan with potential St. MORI volunteers in Morocco

 

 

 

Dr. A.F. Hassan at ISCEV conference in Glasgow, U.K., shown with Prof. Marta Georgovic and Dr. Frans Riemslag

 

CONCLUSIONS :


1. AS IT IS SEEN FROM THE NAME OF THIS REPORT WE HOPE TO GET THE NECESSARY RESOURCES TO FINANCE DEVELOPMENT OF St. MORI ACTIVITIES.


2. St. MORI-ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN APPRECIATED AND RECOGNISED THIS IS EVIDENT BY THE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION AND REGISTRATION.


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


4. St. MORI IS MORE OPEN TO ACCEPT VOLUNTEERS TO HELP COVERING POSSIBLE FUTURE ACTIVITIES LOCALLY AND ABROAD.


5. St. MORI HAS ENTERED ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES VIA ACADEMIC AND SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS AND CONTACTS A T HIGH SCIENTIFIC/ACADEMIC LEVELS.

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

OPHTHALMOLOGIST


*** ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ***


St. MORI WOULD LIKE TO THANK AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING DISTINGUISHED
SPONSORS WHO HAD HELPED IN REALISING St. MORI ACTIVITIES ABROAD :


1. Ansar Stichting, Rotterdam, Mr. Ali Tachi & Mr. Ahmed Harika, Geemente Rotterdam,"EL-HOUCEIMA project".
2. COS-Rotterdam, Mrs. Fadma Bouchetaoui & Cordaid, Den Haag, "EL-NADOR project".
3. Prof. Dr. L. ASSLANIDES, Eye Clinic, Crete, Greece, P A A C O conference, Dubai, April 2005.
4. Prof. Dr. J. Kuenen, Prof, of Ophthalmology, Nijmegen University Hospital, IS C E V Aug 2005, Glasgow, U.K.


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