This 2020-21 we have done
The unavoidable entrance of COVID-19 into our lives obliged our NGO to respect health recommendations for isolation and precaution, the reason we temporarily suspended the various activities we had been carrying out in ANATAPUR (Southern India) and BODHAGAYA (Northern India).
We also cancelled our annual concert, our health care activity at the Santa Lluïsa de Marillac and Llar de Pau Centers for the Homeless as well as our ASFi meeting which was scheduled in Perpignan, France.
Acupuncture for the World, however, has not been at a standstill. We have used this time to take stock of our activities in India and to assess the impact of our care work at the homeless centers in Barcelona.
After experiencing the impact of several Covid waves of infection throughout 2020, those periods of isolation have brought us some surprises, among which we can see the application of a wide range of digital possibilities for virtual meetings.
Although face-to-face meetings are our desire for the future, this year our online ASFi has at least allowed us to see each other’s faces. Among the decisions taken at the meeting, we would like to stress that the Spanish group, through Dr. Betina Nishishinya, has been commissioned to prepare a poll on the work of ASFi missions promoted in Burkina Faso, Togo, Anantapur, Bodhgaya and elsewhere.
Furthermore, since January we have resumed the health care activity at the Santa Lluïsa de Marillac Center in Barcelona. We wish to welcome Dr. Rebeca Cardenas and Dr. Anna Dalmau to our medical team.
Another important piece of information is that Dr. Mene will give a conference at the Acupuncture Congress in CFMTC (Confédération française de Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise) à Aix en Provence (France), in which he will highlight the on-site care assistance our NGO has been carrying out for the last 8 years.