The Maria Letizia Verga Centre (MLVC) has estabilished a new partnership with the ASEOP Onlus (Modena, IT) aiming to support the Pediatric Onco-Hematology Team of the Ninos de Acosta Nu Hospital. An exploratory mission has been performed to evaluate the resources currently available. The Ninos de Acosta Nu Hospital is the only public hospital in Assuncion and it already presents the essential criteria to start with a transplant activity. Moreover the working team is strong and committed.
The next steps will actively involve nurses and doctors from the MLVC who will train the Paraguay team. Our goal is to enhance knowledge and skills in the transplant field and to start-up the bone marrow transplant program. Thus, we hope to be able to perform the first pediatric allogeneic bone marrow transplant in the whole country by the end of 2019.
We will keep you posted!