21 May COVID-19: ASIA’S COMMITMENT IN ITALY AND IN THE WORLD
The social emergency in Italy after the health one. The intervention in support of the impoverished populations in the countries still in lockdown. ASIA is at the forefront of the COVID-19 emergency which, in addition to Italy, is putting entire populations of countries with compromised health systems such as Myanmar and Nepal at risk.
In Italy in this period,the Phase 2, a social emergency becomes increasingly evident.
For this reason ASIA will work alongside Maestri di Strada to reach more and more people with “food for the mind” packages (consisting of notebooks, colors, drawing books, stationery, modeling clay and tablets for isolated children who are unable to follow the school activities and remote workshops), distributed to families in difficulty in the eastern suburbs of the city of Naples (districts of San Giovanni a Teduccio, Ponticelli and Barra).
ASIA will continue to support the research at the Santa Corona di Pietra Ligure hospital (in the province of Savona), in particular of rare forms of neurological presentation of COVID-19, in the development of a database of a hundred patients to study its characteristics and response to therapies and the study of the SRAA endocrine system in COVID-19.
In Myanmar the health crisis is putting at risk a country whose health system is already in serious difficulty.
ASIA, present in the country with an agricultural project at risk of interruption, has started in recent weeks a prevention activity against the spread of the virus among the population, raising funds to distribute 10,000 masks, 5,000 pairs of gloves and other medical equipment currently lacking.
The situation is also critical in Nepal where the health emergency has surprised a population already impoverished by the consequences of the earthquake of five years ago. The Nepalese health system is highly precarious and in rural areas a patient is forced to walk over 3 hours to reach the nearest health center. Most people live off daily jobs and the Nepalese themselves are more afraid of starving than Covid-19. Over 8 million people are exposed to risk of poverty and malnutrition, in addition to the health risk that the population is not equipped to face.
ASIA has started a fundraising campaign for the distribution of safety devices, gloves and masks, disinfectants, kits for hospitals, information brochures to inform the population of the risks.
MAY ITALIAN ART, ART BENEFITS FOR ITALY
May Italian Art 2020 is an online charity sale (organized by the Alessandra Bonomo Gallery) to support ASIA in the ITALY-COVID-19 Emergency and to promote Italian art.
Fifteen Italian artists were invited to be part of the project and to present their works, which are visible in the online catalog. The works will be put on sale throughout the month of May at a reduced price. The Gallery will donate the proceeds from sales to ASIA NGOs and artists, thus contributing to support ASIA’s commitment to Italian health and social emergency.
MAY ITALIAN ART is a project born from the initiative of the Alessandra Bonomo Gallery together with the curator Giulia Benassi.