Medical Ophthalmic Research Investigation
9712 LX GRONINGEN - HOLLAND
a- IN THE NETHERLANDS
c- ACADEMIC and SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT
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. A.F. Hensbroek (BOEKHOLT OPTIEK), in groningen, who has supported our projects financially as well as materially and Mr. Vrind (Vrind Optics-Groningen) who donated an autorefractometer to our project (Humanitarian Eye Service Unit (HESU) (under construction) to give service to the Preschool and Primary school children within a bigger service project in Morocco. 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.
Mr A.F. Hensbroek (left) at his office BOEKHOLT OPTIEK
training a young volunteer in Groningen.
Mr. Vrind at his officeVrind Optiek in Groningen.
Dr. Hassan loading some of the material to be transported by car.
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 into 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.
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 success and 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 BOEKHOLT OPTIEK and Vrind Optiek in Groningen. The material has been sorted out by Dr. Hassan and sent to our project in Morocco. Also Mr. Hensbroek, BOEKHOLT OPTIEK, has made some glasses which have been sent to Moroccan patients. St. MORI, has got some diagnostic systems from Stichting Medic in Apeldoorn via Dr.Coen, H.C. Koppert, (speetlamp, trail lens set + frame, Ophthalmoscoop and transformator) to support our project for Vision and visual
Dr. Coen at Medic Stichting in Apeldoorn
Dr. Hassan at Medic Stichting in Apeldoorn
assesment in Pre-School and Primary School children (under construction). A non-contact tonometer has been donated to our foundation from JUP optiek in Leeuwarden for the same project.
From O.B.S. Karrepad, Directeur Mr. F. Bagnay and Mrs. Retel a Teacher at O.B.S. in Groningen, St. MORI has got School furnatures (more than 200 chairs and tables) for Pre-School and Primary School children to support our project for Pre-School and Primary School children. The furnatures has been shipped to Morocco. A possibility for a second shippment of same amount, may be more, is under consideration. Financial resources have to be searched out and found to cover packing and shipping transport cost. St. MORI has contacted Mr. Bram Bol, Ambassadeur, from Stichting Zienderogen to support our project (Humanitarian Eye Service Unit (HESU) (under construction) to give service to Pre-School and Primary School children within a bigger service project in Morocco. The project is aiming at giving service to more than 700,000 population area. Medical workshop in Zeist and Stichting Medics has been contacted St. MORI for collaboration. If this project comes to completion then there will be a chance to promote and start a similar project in Bosnia & Hercegovina.
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. 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.
Dr. Hassan with director of O.B.S. Karrepad, Mr. F. Bagnay
and Mr. Bert a St. MORI volunteer to assess School Furnatures in Groningen
Pre-School and Primary School furnatures.
Director of O.B.S. Karrepad, Mr. F. Bagnay with Mr. Corr
and Mr. Bert St. MORI volunteers to assess School Furnatures in Groningen
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, UMCG. 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.
Main Executive-activities are abroad since St. MORI is designed on world-wide basis. St. MORI has sent Pre-School and Primary School furnatures to the Marocain Comttee for Pre-School and Primary Education "MCPSE" in Sale/Rabat. The furnatures will be sorted according to the needs. Possibilities of mutual collaboration in setting the Humanitarian Eye Service Unit "HESU" (under construction) in Sale province have been discussed. Glasses and frames have been scheduled to be sent by St. MORI and received by the mentioned organization in Morocco based on mutual collaboration. Glasses which have been made by Mr. Hensbroek, BOEKHOLT OPTIEK, 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. Many lectures and presentation related to techniques, methods and handling
procedures of required tests performed by the system have been conducted.
On behalf of St. MORI Dr. Hassan has attended an international ophthalmological
meeting in an attempt to promote St. MORI activities. A meeting has been conducted for
These types of collaboration needs the contribution of different bodies/institutions
working in the field. This may include financial, social, technical and medical supports.
Pre-School and Primary School furnatures upon arrival to Morocco.
Dr. Hassan with Mr. A. Hamodou president of MCPSE
Dr. Hassan with Mr. M.SC Drkawie Treasure of the MCPSE
Dr. A.F. Hassan with the medical staff at the University Hospital (CHU) in Rabat
Dr. Hassan at the Operating Theatre at the University Hospital (CHU) in Rabat
Dr. Hassan with Mrs. MAHY Secretary of MEACO
during an Ophtalmology Congress
Dr. Hassan at an International Congress of Ophtalmology in Dubai
1. AS IT IS SEEN FROM THE NAME OF THIS REPORT THERE ARE MANY HORIZONES TO ACHIEVE St. MORI OBJECTIVES.
2. St. MORI-ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN APPRECIATED AND RECOGNISED LOCALLY AND ABROAD VIA 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. A SELFRUNNING PROJECTS MIGHT BE A REASONABLE SOLUTION. MINIMAL SERVICE PAID FEES COULD HELP IN FRUITFUL ACHIEVEMENT.
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. The Marocain Comittee for Pre-School and Primary Education "MCPSE".
4. Prof. Koojman for contacting the "MIDDLE EAST AFRICAN CONGRESS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, MEACO".
5. Mr. Hansbroek, BOEKHOLT OPTIEK, and Mr. Vrind, Vrind Optics in Groningen.
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