Last updated : 10/19/2008
Who are we ?
SANATATEA is an initiative of a French-Romanian medical team, founded in 1990
by a group of health care professionals of the area of Armentières (Northern
France), working in the Hospital complex or downtown. This association links
the doctors and paramedics of Armentières to those of several Romanian
establishments in the north of
" Sanatatea " quite simply means " Health " in Romanian.
What do we do ?
than twenty missions have already been undertaken since the start-up of
SANATATEA. These missions made it possible to establish close contacts between
the medical personnel of the two regions. Our association has organized many
exchanges between the various services of the two
How do we do it ?
is a voluntary association, which is affiliated to no other organization. Our
means are therefore the enthusiasm of our members, the support of several
regular or occasional sponsors, and the benefit of events which we organize, to
advertise and finance our activities. Since its birth, our association involves
people of other professional backgrouds, in order to better manage non-medical
aspects of its activities: finance, logistics, communication, regulation. A
member of the association, a retired French doctor, is part time in
Which are our projects ?
a year ago, we have joined other associations to deal with more significant and
long term projects. But, as of now, we are preparing the following missions, by
continuing our efforts toward the dispensaries and peripheral or associated
establishments. More specificaly, after having carried out vaccinations in an
orphanage (an action coordinated with the local authorities), and launched with
two partners a nutritional and medical program in this establishment, we have
participated to the creation of two "family houses" for the children
old enough to leave the orphanage. We continue our support to the setting up of
an associated medico-social center, and to a
dispensary for old people. We continue to help maintain the supply of
hospital-specific drugs to the services of the central hospital of
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