Stichting MORI

Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation

Korenstraat 6

9712 LX GRONINGEN - HOLLAND

 


Stichting MORI

ANNUAL REPORT
***ACHIEVEMENT***

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DECEMBER 2008
Groningen

 



CONTENTS:

*INTRODUCTION

*ACTIVITIES OF  St.MORI

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


*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 periods.

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 and 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

***ACHIEVEMENT***

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 discussions 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) and Mr. Vriend (Vriend Optics-Groningen). Their significant contributions have made St. MORI-activities possible and the objectives achievable. Some activities were not realised/possible without their generous hands.


St. MORI-activities include Para Medical, Medical/Ophthalmological and Clinical 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/function. Recently academic and scientific prospective developments have been included in St. MORI-activities. These prospective are within 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 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 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.




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 designed on a year-basis with a possible extension to another period depending on resources 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 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. Also Mr. Hansbroek, OogMerk Opticien, has made some glasses which have been sent to Moroccan patients. 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 Mrs. 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 from health institutions in the area. This concept is under negotiation and mutual conversations in the time being. Optical Solution and Medical workshop have been contacted to supply an eye clinic working on humanitarian basis suggested to start in Morocco Sale-City via the Moroccan Comttee for Pre-School and Primary School Education. Official letters have been sent to St. MORI from Morocco for this purpose. Positive steps have been taken in collaboration with local Moroccan authorities to realize this promising project. 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 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 Eye-Care field.


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COS Meeting

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Dr. A.F.Hassan during Moroccane funds in Den Haag/Amsterdam


 

 

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. These glasses have been sorted out by Mrs. Bouderra Mekeltoum on volunteer basis. Glasses which have been made by Mr. hansbroek, OogMerk opticien in Groningen, have been delivered to patients in Morocco. A meeting has been conducted with the Moroccan Comttee for Pre-School and Primary Education "MCPSE" to sort out possibilities of mutual collaboration in setting the Humanitarian Eye Service Unit "HESU" in Sale province.

 

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. Many lectures and presentation related to techniques, methods and handling procedures of required tests performed by the system have been conducted.

Dr. Hassan has conducted a lecture about prevention of blindness and Eye Care service to the students of the Academy of Education for Teachers at MCPSE in Rabat. These types of collaboration needs the contribution of different bodies/institutions working in the field. This may include financial, social, technical and medical supports. 




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A Volunteer Mrs.Bouderra Mekeltoum sorting out donated glasses





 







Dr. Hassan with Mr. Ahmed Hamodou president of MCPSE





Dr. Hassan with Mr. Menza (from Germany) and Mr. Hamodou and Mr. Drkawie from

MCPSE in Sale





Dr. Hassan during a lecture at MCPSE in Sale, Morocco


 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Hassan meeting with MCPSE & Rep. of Ministery of Education in Rabat, Morocco





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

 

 

Dr. Hassan visiting Mr. J. Finger, manager Ronald Consult, Berlin, Germany

 

 

 

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 Neuro-Ophthalmology might apply Ophthalmic Electro-Diagnostic techniques.


Dr. has visited the University Hospital in Tuzla Bosnia & Hercegovina as well as the Blue-Clinic for the purpose of mutual collaboration.


In Tunisia Dr. Hassan has visited Prof. Redha EI-Mabrouk president of Nady El-Baser Foundation.


Contacts have been made with representative of Vision 2020 London and AI-Baser International foundation from Saudi-Arabia.


In Jordan, in Amman a visit to the Eye Clinic Centre, Prof. Feysel, and a lecture has been conducted on Neuro-Ophthalmology in collaboration with the Jordanian Ophthalmological Society in Amman.







Dr. Hassan visiting University Hospital and Blue Clinic in Tuzla, Bosnia & Hercegovina



 

 








Dr. Hassan at Nady El-Baser Foundation, Prof. Redha El-Mabrouk





 

 







Dr. Hassan at Vision 2020 and Al Basar International



 

 





Dr. Hassan during his lecture organised by Jordanian Ophtalmological Society in Amman, Jordan













 

















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 FOUND.



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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