In its almost 50 years of activity MMI has worked in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and Italy.
In recent years, MMI has increasingly turned its attention to the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, the poorest region of our planet by implementing multi-sectoral projects in partnership with other associations (with joint actions in the areas of health, hygiene and social development, with particular attention to education and empowerment of women, the promotion of vocational training, agricultural development, microcredit etc.).
In particular MMI has focused its efforts:
- on integrated community development projects with particular attention to hygiene and primary healthcare, prevention and health education, mother and child health and assisted delivery;
- on the training of social and health workers on site: doctors, nurses, health agents, midwives, laboratory technicians;
- on the fight against malnutrition:
- fight against child malnutrition in order to improve the quality and coverage of taking charge of acute and chronic malnutrition in children aged 2 to 5;
- fight against mother and child malnutrition in order to prevent serious forms of child malnutrition in the first 1,000 days (from fertilization to 2 years of age);
- fight against malnutrition as a result of so-called hidden hunger, due to deficiency of micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals (especially vitamin A, zinc, iodine and iron), essential in the physical and intellectual development of children;
- on HIV prevention, information, support and supervision of the implementation of the prevention and treatment protocols, prevention of vertical mother-to-child transmission;
- on the fight against Malaria, TB and all other tropical infectious diseases;
- on re-qualification of existing centers, and/or creation of new structures provided with diagnosis and treatment facilities in urban and rural areas, on the training of healthcare technicians who can improve basic healthcare services such as analysis, training and prevention.