Stichting MORI

Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation

Korenstraat 6

9712 LX GRONINGEN - HOLLAND

 


Stichting MORI

ANNUAL REPORT
***COLLABORATION***

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DECEMBER 2007
Groningen

 



CONTENTS:

*INTRODUCTION

*ACTIVITIES OF  St.MORI

a- IN THE NETHERLANDS
b- ABROAD
c- ACADEMIC and SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION


*CONCLUSIONS

*ACKNOWLEDGEMENT


Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation (St. MORI)

Is a public benefit, non racial, non dominational, non religious, non profitable 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 subjects in addition to social improvements via promoting /starting joint 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. St. MORI-projects are designed on yearly basis with possible extension to another period depending on resources.

Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation (St. 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. Also, Socio-Medical projects are among St. MORI objectives upon availability.

 

CONTACT and ADVISORY PERSONS

Voorzitter/Chairman: Mr. D. Popke
Secretary of the board/Clinical/Scientific advisor : Dr. A. F. Hassan (MD, PhD)
Penningmeester/Secretaries/Treasure : Mr. H.J. Kral,
Oogheelkundig Adviseurs/Ophthalmic/Optical Advisors : Mr. Hansbroek and Mr. Vrind.
Medical-Technics Adviseur/ Medical-Technical Advisor : Mr. J. Beste.

 


ANNUAL REPORT

***COLLABORATION***

INTRODUCTION

Working in a Foundation (stichting) 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 secretaries 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) and Dr. Ensink, Ophthalmologist (ex. Isala-Kliniken-Zwolle). Their significant contribution have made St. MORI-activities possible and the objectives achievable. Some activities were not realized/possible without their generous hands.

St. MORI-activities include Para Medical, Medical/Ophthalmological and Optical service (and medication/glasses supplies upon availability)as well as Education 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 prospective developments have been included in St. MORI-activities. These prospectives are within the general objective of raising the eye welfare system in developing countries.

A new development in St. MORI activities is that St. MORI has contributed in international clinical and scientific events abroad via dr. Hassan. Also St. MORI is open to volunteers to develop expertise and to cover possible future activities.

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 the standards of health (eye) welfare system St.MORI-activities and St. MORI-objectives are open to individuals,institutions, foundations and other bodies of same/similar activities and objectives on well-designed legal approaches.

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.

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Patients (in Morocco) getting glasses made by Mr. Hansbroek, OogMerk Opticien, Groningen.
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ACTIVITIES OF St. MORI

St. MORI-activities include Supportive-activities in the Netherlands and Executive-activities abroad. Many contacts in different legal ways with necessary resources which may be capable to support action and function have been done. St. MORI-projects are designed on a 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.
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 Vrind optician in Groningen. The material has been sorted out by dr. Hassan and sent to hospitals in Morocco. Optic Unie in Apeldoorn via Mr. Pop, manager Kompleet Optiek. Also Mr. Hansbroek, OogMerk Opticien, has made some glasses which have been sent to patients in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Morocco.

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. Medical workshop in Zeist has contacted St. MORI for collaboration. Recently there are some contacts with Stichting fair back in Groningen to establish collaboration in collecting medical equipments/systems and instruments form health institutions in the area. This concept is under negotiation and mutual conversations in the time being.

Mr. Popke has taken the responsibility to be the president of St. MORI on volunteer basis from September, 2007 and on. 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 to promote Neuro-Ophthalmology project in developing countries utilizing Ophthalmic Electro-Diagnosis Techniques.

St. MORI has contacted the Moroccan Plat-Form and St. El-Ansar in Rotterdam. Also a meeting has been carried for possible Moroccan projects. St. MORI has been recognized and registered in the scheme of COS-Groningen. St. MORI presented by Dr. Hassan had attended a meeting organized by COS-Groningen to discuss possible aspects and future of foundation works and activities both nationally and internationally.

St. MORI, presented by Dr. Hassan, has attended the meeting which has been organized by COS organization in Den-Haag and the other which has been organized by Moroccan fonds in Amsterdam. The meetings had discussed, among others, possible plans for mutual works, joint projects, aspects and prospectives of future of foundation activities, difficulties and possible solutions and registration of foundations busy in field of Eye-Care.

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.



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Dr. A.F. Hassan meeting at Maroccan-Plat Form & El-Ansar stichting in Rotterdam.

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COS meeting, Groningen.

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Dr. A.F. Hassan during Moroccane funds in Amsterdam

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Dr. A.F. Hassan during meeting of Organizations busy in Morocco

b- ABROAD:

Main Executive-activities are abroad since St. MORI is designed on world-wide basis. In collaboration with Al-Amane Establishment in El-mesira-l, Rabat, Morocco a collection of glasses, reading glasses and frames has been sent by St. MORI and received by the mentioned organization in Morocco. A statement of thanks has been forewarned to St. MORI from Al-Amane Estb. Glasses which have been made by Mr. Hansbroek, OogMerk opticien in Groningen, have been delivered to patients in Morocco.



c-ACADEMIC and SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION :

As St. MORI has been included in the Vision 2020 Matrix/Scheme and in continuation in the international program of prevention of blindness, Dr. Hassan has spent sometime at the "HOPITAL DES SPECIALITIES" in Rabat, Morocco. This has led to promote and start an Electro-Ophthalmology Unit (E.O.U.) at the department of Ophthalmology-B, head of the department; Prof. A. Berahho, the University Medical Centre, C.H.U., in Rabat in collaboration with Ronald Consult Company, Mr. J. Finger, from Germany. A Ronald Consult Ophthalmic Electro-Diagnostic system has been installed at the department. E.O.U. aims at prognosis, diagnosis and follow up of specific eye diseases as related to the visual pathway starting from the retina. This is to offer better service to eye and the visual system to raise the eye welfare system in an attempt to prevent/delay/postpone blindness. St. MORI has intermediated in this project where Dr. Hassan has carried out successful installation of the system, onsite training of personnel and had conducted many lectures and presentation related to techniques, methods and handling procedures of required tests which must be performed by the system. At the Ophthalmology Department, operating theatre Dr. Hassan has contributed in surgical sessions in collaboration with other colleagues and supervision of Mrs. prof. Berahho.

In Morocco Dr. Hassan has visited "THE SCHOOL & INSTITUTE FOR BLINDS-CARE" in Meknes. A meeting with the director of the institute, Mrs. Ben-Omer, has been carried out. Possibie collaboration especially in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology and visual aids has been discussed.



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Dr. Hassan in front of Hospital of Specialities (C.H.U.), Rabat, Morocco



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Dr. Hassan during one of his lecture at University Medical Centre (CHU) in Rabat, Morocco



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Dr. Hassan at the Operating Theater, University Medical Centre, CHU, in Rabat, Morocco



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Dr. Hassan with a patient at Electro-Ophthalmology Unit in CHU, Rabat, Morocco



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Dr. Hassan with Mrs. BenOmer, director of the School and Institute for Blinds in Meknes, Morocco



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This type of collaboration needs the contribution of different bodies/institutions working in the field. This may include financial, social, technical and medical supports.

In the same direction of promoting Neuro-ophthalmology and Visual aids Dr. Hassan has visited the Head Quarter of the "MIDDLE EAST AFRICAN CONGRESS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, MEACO" in Cairo. A meeting was carried with Mrs. Mahi, Secretary of MEACO, to discuss best way of promoting this concept via the MEACO. In this meaning a letter has been forwarded to prof. Dr. AKEF EL-MAGHRABY, president of MEACO via Mrs. Mahi.

Dr. Hassan has attended the international congress of MEACO, 29 March -1 April, 2007, in Dubai. During the congress meetings have been carried out with prof. EL-MAGHRABY and the newly elected president prof. EL-RAJIHI as well as the clinical scientific advisor prof. EL-DINASOURY. These aimed at promoting the concept of Neuro-Ophthalmology within areas of MEACO, with emphases on Arabian Countries. Ophthalmic Electro-Diagnosis has been suggested to be used clinically as a non-invasive technique in prognosis, diagnosis and follow-up of Neuro-Ophthalmic patients. Prof. Koojman, from the University of Groningen and Mr. Finger from Ronald-Consult, Beriin, in Germany have been informed about those meetings. Follow-up about this concept is suggested to come to positive conclusions. In this context prof. Koojman had contacted, via e-mail, the clinical/scientifie advisor of MEACO.

In addition to these activities Dr. Hassan has conducted a presentation during the MEACO congress. Also he contacted/visited other institutions/foundations busy in vision and eye-care activities among others was EL-NOOR Foundation. Ideas of collaboration and experience in foundation work and activities have been exchanged. A highly positive impression was expressed to St. MORI activities in the field.

In the same direction to promote Neuro-Ophthalmology in those areas Dr. Hassan has visited ZAGZIG UNIVERSITY in Egypt. Several meeting have been conducted with Vice-President of the University prof. Awad, who is a very distinguished prof. of Ophthalmology, prof. A. Razik and prof. EL-Hager, former head of Ophthalmology department, all of them are profs. of Ophthalmology. The concept of promoting Arabian-Neuro-Ophthalmology Society has been welcomed and even they are ready to start the first meeting for this purpose at the University to concentrate expertise of this field into a clinical/scientific form.





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Dr. Hassan with Mrs. Mahi, Secretary of MEACO, at MEACO Head Quarter Office in Cairo



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Dr. Hassan with his Excellance Prof. AKEF EL-MAGHRABY, MEACO president, at MEACO Congress
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Dr. Hassan at MEACO Congress (March/April 2007) in Dubai



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Dr. Hassan during his presentation at MEACO Congress



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Dr. Hassan at the El-Noor Foundation During the MEACO Congress (March/April 2007) in Dubai

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Dr. Hassan with prof. Awad, Vice president (below), Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

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Dr. Hassan with prof. A. Razik (above) and prof. El-Hager (below), Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

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In an attempt to realize collaboration concept especially as concern the Arabian Neuro-Ophthalmoloy proposal Dr. Hassan has been in direct contacts with Mr. Finger, manager of a German "Ronald-Consult" company, which is one the pioneers in manufaturing Ophthalmic Electro-diagnostic systems on international scale. Also, Dr. Hassan has visited "Ronald Consult" in Berlin for the purpose of possible joint work which might lead to production of Ophthalmic Electro-Diagnostic system(s) on the name of St. MORI in order to be marketed in countries where the concept of Neuro-Ophthalmology, applying Ophthalmic Electro-Diagnostic techniques might be clinically applied.





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Dr. Hassan with Mr. Finger, Ronald Consult Company Booth and an african guest at MEACO Congress



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Dr. Hassan at Ronald Consult Company in Berlin, Germany





CONCLUSIONS :

1. AS IT IS SEEN FROM THE NAME OF THIS REPORT THERE ARE POSSIBLE CHANCES FOR COLLABORATION WITH St. MORI ACTIVITIES.

2. St. MORI-ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN APPRECIATED AND RECOGNISED LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION AND REGISTRATION.

3. St. MORI-OBJECTIVES ARE OPEN TO COLLABORATE WITH OTHERS OF SAME AND SIMILAR ACTIVITIES. St. MORI IS OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS, COLLABORATION PROPOSALS AND JOINT WORKS. ON THIS BASIS PROSPECTIVE OF MUTUAL COLLABORATIONS WILL BE UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR THE FUTURE. 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 CONTRIBUTIONS AND CONTACTS AT HIGH SCIENTIFIC/ACADEMIC LEVELS.

6.TO ACHIEVE FRUITFUL COLLABORATION FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS NECESSARY. RESOURCES FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT MUST BE SEARCHED OUT.



Dr. A. F. Hassan, Clinical & Scientific advisor / Secretary of St. MORI Board.



*** ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ***
St. MORI WOULD LIKE TO THANK AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING DISTINGUISHED BODIES WHO HAD HELPED IN REALISING St. MORI ACTIVITIES ABROAD :
1. RONALD CONSULT Technologies, Germany, Mr. J. Finger.
2. Prof. A. Berahho, Head of Ophthalmology Dept., Hosting the Electro-Ophthalmology Unit.
3. AL-Amane Establishment, EI-Mesira-l, Mr. M. Drkawie, president. Helping glasses donation to the Estb.
4. Prof. Koojman for contacting the "MIDDLE EAR AFRICAN CONGRESS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, MEACO".
5. Mr. Hansbroek, OogMerk Opticien, and Mr. Vrind, Vrind Optics in Groningen.




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