Health & Science 

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blueEnergy France - Nicaragua

blueEnergy aims to sustainably improve the living conditions of marginalised communities in Nicaragua and Ethiopia. Its programmes include access to drinkable Water, Sanitation, and Health, food security through agroecological methods, waste treatment and access to renewable energies.

SENSE Foundation Brussels supports a project improving food security and economic opportunities on the South Caribbean Coast, where people are particularly affected by malnutrition. It also seeks to protect biodiversity through biointensive methods mixing seed species resulting in natural creation of new hybrids adapted to their environment.

Target beneficiaries are disadvantaged families, mostly led by women, people with disabilities, caregivers, elders, and agroforestry students from indigenous communities.

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World Duchenne Organization - South and Central America, South Asia, Africa

 

World Duchenne Organization/UPPMD is the largest, most influential and impactful patient organisation in Rare Diseases. It’s dedicated to improving the quality of care, medicines development, and access to innovative therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy / Becker Muscular Distrophy (DMD/BMD) patients.

SENSE Foundation Brussels supports World Duchenne Organization/UPPMD  in empowering patients and parents with DMD in South America, South Asia and Africa, educating and mentoring patient advocates while supporting the launch, development and sustainability of new Patient Organisations.

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Bayon Education and Development NGO - Cambodia

 

The Bayon School supports 400 beneficiaries in Cambodia in the following fields of action: general education with a free of charge primary school, social support and support for families, sustainable agriculture, professional training, hygiene, health and food.

SENSE Foundation Brussels’ grant enables the Bayon School to invest in sand filters for 85 families and train families to use them through a partnership with the Water For Cambodia Association. With this grant, the Bayon School will also install 45 toilets for families who have no access to latrines.

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Centre KASALA - RDC

 

The non-profit organisation “Centre KASALA” is a medico-psycho-social centre based in Bukavu in the province of South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. It contributes to the fight against poverty in the DRC and to the equal development of all, by supporting school projects through a holistic intervention.

With the support of SENSE Foundation Brussels Center KASALA provides water to the primary school camp SAIO and allow the 1200 students to have access to drinking water at school. In addition, the project supports students with psychosocial and socioeconomic difficulties to stay in school, thanks to the support of psychologists and volunteer social workers.

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La Vie-là - Belgium

 

La Vie-là is the "patient house", open to all cancer patients treated at the Clinique Saint Pierre in Ottignies, Belgium and in neighbour hospitals. This healing house provides comprehensive care according to the principle of integrative medicine.

SENSE Foundation Brussels’ grant supports La Vie-là to improve the patients’ quality of life by reducing stress, depression and chronic pain and by improving tolerance to treatments while creating social bonding through the many workshops offered and meetings within the house. This holistic approach aims at reducing the cancer recurrence rate by improving compliance with treatments, modifying health behaviour and improving immunity induced by overall well-being (sports, diet, mindfulness, relaxation therapy, psychological support, etc.).

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The Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui - UMC - Lebanon

The Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui - UMC, one of the first hospitals in Lebanon, is a multidisciplinary care hospital, with a mission to treat all patients without any exception regardless of race, class or creed.

SENSE Foundation Brussels supported The Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui to face the difficulties encountered following the explosion of August 4, 2020 at the port of Beirut. Just 1.3 km away from the blast location, this hospital is one of the most affected by the explosion. SENSE Foundation Brussel’s support helped with the overall operations of taking care of the wounded, cleaning the site and purchasing emergency equipment.

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Médecins Sans Vacances absl - Belgium

 

For many hospitals in Africa, offering quality healthcare is a major challenge. There are various reasons for this: a lack of facilities, limited training opportunities, a difficult supply of medicines, and more. However, every person on Earth should have the right to quality healthcare.

This is why Medics Without Vacation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) of Belgian origin, is entering into sustainable partnerships with 37 hospitals in five African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda. Medics Without Vacation assist their partner hospitals in the long term, so that they can offer high-quality healthcare to their patients.

SENSE Foundation Brussels supports the purchase of medical equipment as part of training sessions for teams deployed in the South Kivu province of DR Congo. Sessions are focusing on hospital hygiene and health and safety aspects, following an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the region in August 2019.

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Re-Source CHIREC Delta Center asbl - Belgium

Re-Source is the first comprehensive support center for cancer patients and their loved ones in the Brussels Region.

The objective of the association is to offer a warm space where all can receive attention, listening and psychological support.

Through a broad program of activities complementing the conventional oncology care, the association encourages the patient to become an active participant in its own healing process.

This support, inspired by the principles of integrative medicine, revolves around 4 main pillars: Being, Moving, Eating, Sharing.

SENSE Foundation Brussels supports Re-Source in the refurbishment of its holistic support center in Brussels.