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Medical Professionals give Help to Refugees in France

Medical Professionals give Help to Refugees in France

Photo: Aurouze

AMALF is involved during this time of confinement

May 14, 2020

 AMALF, Association Médicale Adventiste de Langue Française (French-speaking Adventist medial association) , has been involved for thirty years in the care for the population in difficult situations. Several women, all health care professionals – medical doctor, midwife, nurse and psychologist -  have initiated specific projects,  always in a spirit of prayer and love for their neighbours:

1. In view of the distress of the refugees, a care centre was opened at Porte de la Chapelle in Paris. For the past year, volunteer nurses have been caring, encouraging and supporting persons in precarious conditions: the forgotten of the streets. The Covid-19 outbreak has not interrupted the consultations, on the contrary, they intervene more often than ever, 4 to 5 times a week. A nurse and a doctor joined them to reinforce the team, which is in great demand by the poor, insecure, sick and uninsured population, giving a testimony of extraordinary devotion and skills. The photo shows Adventist nurses caring for refugees in Paris.

2. Considering that confinement could lead to all kinds of  difficulties in relationships such as stress and anxiety, psychologists have taken the initiative to create on-line counseling on ZOOM. Thus, three times a week, various themes of practical advice are addressed to break the isolation, encourage, soothe and accompany the listeners.

3.  In the same spirit of support, Adventist psychologists have set up telephone counseling. Thus the CEP, a center for psychological counseling and prayer is open, like a well organized relay, every day, from morning to night, thanks to a team of 16 volunteer psychologists.
Reported by Geneviève Aurouze

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