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A delegation from the youth branch of the Italian Association of Private Hospitals (Associazione Italiana Ospedalita’ Privata) visited Malta from 1st to 5th April for a study tour. The visit helped the young entrepreneurs get acquainted with the local health system and nursing homes and evaluate other forms of collaboration in the field of commerce and medical-scientific research.

On 2nd April, the Ambassador Giovanni Umberto De Vito met the delegation at the Italian Cultural Institute in Valletta. During his welcome address the Ambassador highlighted the importance of the field of medicine and healthcare in Italo-Maltese relations, describing it as a promising sector due to the various opportunities being offered in the area of cross-border healthcare.

This is confirmed by the recent signing in Rome of a joint declaration between the Italian Minister of Health the Hon. Lorenzin and her Maltese counterpart. The declaration encourages further collaboration in the health sector and comes after the signing of several agreements with various Italian regions (Lombardy, Tuscany, Sicily and Umbria). The recent agreement signed with Umbria enabled specialised medical staff from Perugia, Todi and Citta’ di Castello to come to Malta and help set up the first structure on the island for the treatment of eating disorders as well as offer specialised training.

The Ambassador praised the Italian entrepreneurs for having chosen Malta as their destination for their annual study tour. “It is a pleasure – he noted – to welcome and support such a large representation of young entrepreneurs committed to enhancing their businesses and health services by exploring new opportunities of collaboration and investment even abroad”.

The delegation of the AIOP Giovani, accompanied by Helga Fiori and Antonio Pangallo, the President and General Secretary of the Association for Italo-Maltese Commerce respectively, was received by the Maltese Minister of Health the Hon. Konrad Mizzi. They also participated in a seminar on the Maltese health system and visited the principal healthcare structures on the island, in particular Mater Dei hospital. The programme also included a meeting on “Life Science” organised by the Malta Enterprise and the University of Malta.

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Visita AIOP Giovani

Visita AIOP Giovani

Visita AIOP Giovani