The Clarós Foundation performs 80 surgical operations in its seventh mission in this Atlantic archipelago

Pedro Clarós, full academician and vice-president of the Governing Board of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), led the humanitarian mission that the Clarós Foundation, which he founded and chairs, carried out in Cape Verde among the past August 1 and 11 with the support of RAED. It is the 106th mission of the Foundation and the seventh in this Atlantic archipelago, where the team led by the renowned otolaryngologist ended four years ago and where Clarós himself contracted a serious illness that has not deterred him from returning repeatedly.

Ten members of the Foundation joined the local staff of the Doctor Baptista de Sousa Hospital in Mindelo, on the island of Saint Vincent, and the Doctor Agostinho Neto Hospital in Praia, on the island of Santiago, to perform 80 surgical operations. They were joined by 120 medical consultations and 26 hearing aid adaptations. All interventions were successful and resolved cases that local health had not been able to address.

Established more than two decades ago, the Clarós Foundation has already carried out more than a hundred missions in twenty countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, where it has carried out interventions on neck and face tumours, face reconstructions by traumatisms and tropical diseases and even amputations. Surgeries to which the beneficiaries did not have access. To these missions are added the training scholarships granted to physicians from other countries, with stays in Barcelona of up to six months.

The Clarós Foundation and the RAED signed a collaboration agreement that commits the Royal Academy to sponsor the solidarity actions of the foundation and join actively to the events held in Barcelona and other Spanish cities to publicize their work and obtain funding.