The Mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno visits NIHMP
On 23 February 2010 the Mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno paid a visit to the National Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty (NIHMP).
The Mayor visited the Outpatient Department of the Institute and talked to doctors, nurses and the great number of people in the waiting room. The multicultural staff of the Institute met Gianni Alemanno in the NIHMP Conference Hall, where Prof. Aldo Morrone showed the Mayor and the Rome Councillor Federico Rocca the scientific, medical and training activities carried out by the NIHMP.
“I admit I am really impressed by what I have seen this morning – said Gianni Alemanno – and I think that such a work should be more well-known throughout our city. Our objective is clear, it is the defence of human rights, the defence of everyone without any distinction. Our approach should start from people’s health and not be sectional, specialised, hospitalized: we have to focus on the real problems.
I hope that today’s visit, which has given me the opportunity to know Prof. Aldo Morrone and the Institute he leads, can be the basis for strengthening the collaboration between the San Gallicano Hospital and the Municipality of Rome. We want to benefit from the experience of this Institute in order to get suggestions and advice on immigration policies. […] Let’s work together. I would be really glad to include a representative from the San Gallicano Hospital in our Municipal Council. Thanks to the experience gained by the Institute, he could contribute to the implementation of common plans, aimed at eliminating the social disadvantage of both Italians and migrants. The dignity and the value of a metropolis like Rome resides in not to ignore the existing problems but in tackling them”.
“Together with the Municipality of Rome – explained Prof. Morrone –we are now working on social planning and on the promotion of the social inclusion of homeless people. In fact, in a big city like Rome, people is completely indifferent to this kind of problems. The commitment of our Institute is to make it possible for everyone not to feel alone and fragile in our city”.
The visit of the Mayor of Rome represented a further recognition from Public Institutions of the daily work of NIHMP at the local, national and international levels thanks to the commitment of all its staff.