Hospital La Mascota - Managua, Nicaragua

Hospital La Mascota – Managua, Nicaragua

The first international cooperation project of our Center, coordinated by Professor Masera, Professor Biondi and Dr. Conter in constant collaboration with the Medical Association for Central America (AMCA), began in 1986 with the implementation of the advanced training program for health workers (Monza International School of Pediatric Hemato-Oncology -MISPHO) and the construction in 1995 of a hotelito for children living farther away from Managua (later expanded in 2003), financed by the parents of the Maria Letizia Verga Committee.

MISPHO’s experience was of fundamental importance for the creation in 1998 of a cooperative network called AHOPCA (Asociación de Hemato-oncología Pediátrica de Centro America), which made it possible to develop common diagnostic-therapeutic protocols for most pediatric oncological diseases in the countries of the area.

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