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  www.serbianama.org  April 2016   Volume 3; Issue 1
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April 2016

Dear Friends of SAMA,

Welcome to another edition of the SAMA Newsletter. We would like to give you an update on SAMA's activities so far in 2016.

As you can see from this newsletter, SAMA has been pretty active in the second half of 2015. We completed a number of smaller projects with the Health Centers in Batočina, Loznica, Opovo and Žabalj. In addition, we are in the process of remodeling the pediatric ward at Vranje Hospital. As you can see from the project updates below  Dr. Parezanović and her staff are extremely excited about finally having reasonable facilities for patients and better working conditions.

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SAMA Walk SAMA 2016 Walk

SAMA Fourth Annual Walk will take place on May 22nd, 2016. Please come and join friends of SAMA for our annual walk along the beautiful C&O Canal in Georgetown. We will be collecting funds for the purchase of a 12 lead EKG system and mini autoclave for Lučani Health Center. Our goal is to collect $10,000. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

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SAMA SAMA Chicago Fundraiser

When: April 12th, 6:30PM
Where: Amber Cafe, 13 N Cass Ave, Westmont, IL 60559

All donations will go towards SAMA and the funding of our ongoing project in Vranje Hospital Pediatric Ward. More details will be available at SAMA facebook page. Many thanks to Branko Palikuća for providing dinner and drinks at his beautiful and acclaimed restaurant Amber cafe all free of charge.

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Project Vranje

Last fall, during our trip to Serbia we visited the Hospital in Vranje, and met with Dr. Zorica Parezanović, head of the Pediatrics Department. From our report: "The hospital is the main institution taking care of people throughout the entire region of South Serbia. We found the place in appalling conditions. The bathrooms have no running water. They have improvised a water supply from another floor with a hose. The sewage pipe from the floor above is leaking. The only shower is almost open to the public, and is used by the patients but also by the cleaning staff for their cleaning equipment. The ward does not have an isolation unit, exposing the children to various infections. Case in point, a current patient, a child infected with salmonella, shares the bathroom and kitchen with non-infected children."

NOTE: This project was completed on April 20!!! See more details at the project page.
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Fall/Winter 2015 Projects

Last fall, two of our board members went to Serbia to scope out potential new projects for SAMA. With the help of Ms. Verica Seničić, a new member of the SAMA Board, we identified various medical equipment needs at several Medical Centers and Hospitals in Serbia. All of the following equipment was delivered to the indicated Medical Centers between December 2015 and January 2016:

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Prepared and edited by Zoran Mladenović

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