Women for Expo: Health and Prevention

Padiglione Italia Expo Milano 2015

Women are protagonists in Italy Pavilion

The partnership with Italian Ministry of Health
In addition to the permanent and temporary exhibitions of projects dedicated to women, ME and WE hosts a rich program of events, realized with the participation of many contributors. In particular, thanks to the collaboration with Italian Ministry of Health, the program includes also 38 workshops about themes focused on nutrition, addressed to women.

Interview to Giuseppe Ruocco, Director of Food Safety, Italian Ministry of Health

The "Projects for women" dedicated to female health and prevention
The Atena Donna project aims to highlight the importance of up-to-date information at a time when scientific knowledge is advancing, Atena Donna intends to disseminate as widely as possible the culture of prevention, by providing information and making women aware of the necessary tools to prevent the commonest diseases. Fondazione Atena Onlus includes among its goals the promotion of research in neuroscience, the improvement of the treatment of certain neurological disorders, the facilitation of awareness and prevention concerning brain disorders.

The Municipality of Milan, Opera San Francesco per i Poveri and Bracco Foundation, contributes to integrate immigrants into social processes, promoting the materno-fetal health of immigrant women.

In Haiti one out of fifty women dies in childbirth. The “MAMMA MIA” project at Saint Damien pediatric Hospital assists children and women, and trains Haitian doctors and Hospital staff.

The goal of the project is to set up a donation system for immigrant women, in order to facilitate access to the donation of cord blood stem cells. It ensures a reduction of inequality in healthcare

The Bollini Rosa seal, active since 2007, is awarded to Italian hospitals in recognition of the extra attention they pay to the specific needs of the women in their care.

The Attivecomeprima Onlus team provides support to cancer patients, particularly women, and their families free of charge, through medical, psychological, and mind-body services.

Water of life by Laboratori Iren Acqua Gas (LIAG)
Over the course of the centuries, the demand for water has increased. Indeed, consumption has increased six-fold in recent years, leading to the excessive exploitation of water resources, which have been further depleted by urbanization and pollution.All those working in water management are responsible for ensuring safe, clean water.The project, promoted by Fondazione AMGA and coordinated by the LIAG Laboratories is part of a broader research effort on the quality of water destined for human consumption.The majority of the project’s participants are women, both as representatives of international institutions and as the heads of the laboratories involved, which are associated with the Florence, Turin, Genoa, Como, Bologna, Cagliari, and Venice aqueducts.

Bodyliving by Provincial councillor for equal opportunity – Piacenza. The project aims to promote equal opportunity in the workplace by strengthening networks to improve workplace health and safety.

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