On May 10th 2012 ICRH organized the interactive event LuMIMA, an information and sensitization initiative within the framework of the Belgian Development Days.
LuMIMA started at 3 p.m. with ‘Think & Taste’, an information market about the Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5 (reducing child mortality and improving maternal health). Various organizations working in the field were present such as Doctors without Borders, Handicap International, Amnesty International, FOS, UNICEF and more.
The following speakers gave a presentation on topics related to child- and maternal health:
- Prof Dr Temmerman: Senator and director ICRH
- Dr Annelies Verdoolaege: Ghent Africa Platform
- Fadumo Abdi Nasir: testimony FGM
- Ivan Hermans: UNFPA
- Yves Kluyskens: Katako-Kombe
- Eva de Plecker and Daphne Lagrou: Doctors without borders.
(presentations in attachment)
During the afternoon expositions and videos were shown and Jim Cole and Sherman provided a musical tough.
At 8 p.m., Lieven Scheire started the presentation of a big MD4 MD5-quiz in which more than 400 people participated. In the finals Joetz vzw challenged a group of eminent professors and celebrities among whom Prof Temmerman, Daniel Termont (Mayor of Ghent), Prof Dr Rik Torfs (Canon Law and senator), Tom Coenye (elected ‘the coolest professor of Ghent University 2012’) and Miss Laura Beyne (Miss Belgium 2012) and won the first price: a trip to Kenya. In June 2012 they travelled to Mombasa to visit ICRH Kenya projects related to child and maternal health. If you are curious to know the experiences and impressions of Sarah, Steven and Sebastien in Kenya, please click here
May 10, 2012 - May 10, 2012