Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Maria Teresa and Louis Receive Founder of La Chaîne de l'Espoir

Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / tous droits réservés
On the 10th, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, with Prince Louis accompanying her, received in audience Dr. Alain Deloche, who is the founder of La Chaîne de l'Espoir (in 1994) and the co-founder of Médecins du Monde (along with 14 other physicians in 1980). Both organizations focus on medical outreach to vulnerable peoples and enable trained doctors to volunteer their skills to those who might not otherwise have access to necessary medical care.

The audience included a discussion with Dr. DeLoche about a new project in Bamako, Mali, which will see the development of the Center for Pediatric Surgery at the Mother-Child Hospital Le Luxembourg there. The hospital was first constructed in 1998 and continues to see the addition of new surgical centers to provide residents with specialized medical treatments.

Also present were Dr. Jerry Kieffer, who is the President of La Chaîne de l'Espoir Luxembourg as well as a pediatric surgeon at the Center Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL), and Dr. Jacqueline Franjou,  who is the President of the Festival de Ramatuelle, which has raised funds through its theatre performances in support of La Chaîne de l'Espoir.

More information from the Cour website.

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