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SENEGAL 2015

Hôpital Le Fann. Dakar.

CLARÓS FOUNDATION
JANUARY, 4-10

The Clarós Foundation is a non-profit organization whose main aims are the fight against profound hearing
loss and offer medical cooperation in Third World countries in the ORL field.
The Clarós Foundation attends the needs in Emergent countries, as well as provides Scholarships to doctors with no financial resources, since 1997, and offers instructional courses in Emergent Eastern European
countries, Asia and Africa.
The Clarós Foundation, for years has been conducting its mission in the fields of audiology, speech rehabilitation, othorhinolaryngology, phoniatrics, facial plastic surgery and oral surgery. These projects have been
materialized in many parts of the world, including India, Rumania, Republic of Moldavia, Ethiopia, Senegal,
Liberia, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Kenya, D.R. of Congo, Sudan and shortly in new destinations with the
donation of medical supplies, essential life-saving medicines, and needed medical equipment which
otherwise would not be available, and providing free medical care and surgeries to people in need, as well.
Additionally, donates and adapts hearing aids and some hearing implants to patients affected with hypoacusia.
The humanitarian mission that travelled to Senegal was composed by 7 specialists. All of them directed by
Pedro Clarós, MD PhD. These pages are a sample of the mission. The photographs were taken by each member of the team and thereof selected and edited in this book which aims to thank all those who have made
possible this mission.
This mission and all the other activities organized by the Clarós Foundation are conducted thanks to the
professional and financial support of the Board of Trustees, to whom we greatly thank for.
We specially thank Gallina Blanca Star who has covered financially this mission.
Board of trustees
Honorary Chairman:
Andrés Clarós Doménech, MD PhD
President:
Pedro Clarós, MD PhD
Vice-President:
Mr. Antonio Sagnier
Patrons:
Mr. Jaime Aragall
Mr. Marcel Gorgori
Mrs. Ainhoa Arteta
Mr. Juan-Carlos Llarás
Mr. Jaime Bonet
Mrs. Lucrecia Pérez “Lucrecia”
Mr. José Bros
Mrs. Montse Martí Caballé
Mrs. Montserrat Caballé
Mr. Stefano Palatchi
Mr. Carlos Chausson
Mrs. Raquel Pierotti
Mr. Carlo Colombara
Mr. Juan Pons
Mr. Juan Diego Flórez
Mrs. Carmen Pujol
Mrs. Bárbara Frittoli
Mrs. Isabel Rey
Mr. Ramón Gener
Mrs. Ana María Sánchez
Mr. Raúl Giménez
Mr. Joan Manuel Serrat
Secretary and legal advisor:
Mr. Fernando Foix
Vice-Secretary:
Mrs. Luisa Pujol Herrick
Treasurer:
Andrés Clarós MD
Registration No.: 1.466
ID No.: G-62.421.482

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Clarós Foundation Team







Pedro Clarós, MD PhD (Barcelona)
Chantal Backes, MD (Andorra)
Alexandra Correia, MD (Portugal)
Luis Cáncer, MD (Barcelona)
María Farre, MD (Lleida)
Mrs. Mª del Carmen Pujol (Barcelona)
Ms. Leyre Ibeas Franco (Bilbao)
Mr. Ali Diop (Senegal)

ORL & Facial Plastic Surgeon
Internist
ORL Jr.
Anestesist
Anestesist
Nurse
Audioprotesist
Volunteer

Local team



Issa Ndiaye, MD PhD
Malick Diop, MD PhD
Ciré Ndiaye, MD
Houra Ahmed, MD

Under the supervision of:
• President of Senegal
His Excellency Mr. Macky Sall
• First Lady of Senegal
Mme. Marieme Faye Sall
• Minister for Health
Mme. Awa Marie Coll Seck
Site:

Hôpital Le Fann. Dakar, Senegal.

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Aeropuerto del Prat. Barcelona. Sunday, January 4th.

A light breakfast will give us strength for the mission.

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Arrival to the Airport in Dakar.

Arrival to the Hospital where they are expecting us.

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Soon we will begin with surgeries. We
all, anesthetists, instrumentists and
surgeons, are all waiting for this moment.
Patients are nervous and happy.

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Severe cases of laryngeal and
tracheal stenosis, who need
the help of our anesthetists,
María and Luis.

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Nasal reconstruction
following a Noma sequel
which has destroyed the
face of the 19 year old
patient.

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Malformation, tumors and
Noma sequel cases, are
pathologies which expect
us during the next day.

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Maria is always sweet with each patient and rest of the people.

Luis observes and Carmen controls
the instruments.

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The personnel of the
hospital spends time
with the cell phone
while our team works
hard.

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Products from the Heel Company, which
Luis applies to the patients.
Typical and good Senegalese
food comforts us during the
post surgery.
In the saucepan there is
everything.

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Leyre works hard while adapting hearing aids non-stop.

She has been an excellent addition to the team. Nice, discreet and professional.

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Maria puts to sleep the children
with only staring at them.

Alexandra helps out Dr. Clarós in all
surgeries.

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5.000 F= 7,6 €.

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The weeks goes on and the
cases get solved, but new
ones keep arriving.

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A brain abscess as a result of a
Mastoiditis complication.

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Facial reconstruction
as a result of a Noma
sequel which mutilates
an 18 year old patient.

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SUMMARY OF SURGICAL ACTIVITIES:
Cleft palate: 6.
Otosclerosis: 4.
Tympanoplasty: 2
Nose reconstruction: 3.
Laryngeal and tracheal stenosis: 7.
Laryngeal papillomatosis: 5.
Cutaneous nasal tumor: 1.
Brain abcess: 1.
Cholesteatoma: 2.
Middle ear implant Baha: 2.
Pavillion reconstruction: 2.
Nasal malformation: 2.
Facial malformation: 3.

ADAPTATION AND DONATION OF HEARING AIDS:
Visited patients: 65.
Adapted patients: 30.

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Retirement tribute to
Prof. Malick Diop.

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Cathedral visit and return to Barcelona.

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Dr. Pedro Clarós would like to extend his most sincere appreciation to all those who have given their
support and encouragement during this humanitarian mission:

-To all those who have joined him in Senegal.

-To the Clarós Foundation Board of Trusttees
-Gaes Solidaria.

-Kern Pharma, S.L.
-Laboratorio Aragó, S.A.

-Laboratorios Dr.Esteve, S.A.
-Prim S.A.
-Neomedic S.A.
-Tecnoquirúrgica.
-Gallina Blanca Agroaliment.

-Jumbo, Filial Gallina Blanca, África.

-Fondation “Servir le Senegal”

-First Lady of Senegal Mme. Marieme Faye Sall.

-Hospital de Fann.

-Hospital de Andorra. Servei Andorrà d’Atenció Sanitaria. (SAAS)

-Her Excellency Mrs. Cristina Diaz-Fernández, Ambassador of Spain in Senegal

-Club 1714 (The Catalonian Brand Ambassadors to the world).

-Regás Moda Profesional.
-Perfumerias Julia.
-Macxipa.

-Generalitat de Catalunya. Acció.

-Ajuntament de Barcelona.

-Ajuntament de Caldes d’Estrac.
-Laboratorios Heel
and other anonymous philanthropists for giving their support to Clarós Foundation.

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Site of Clarós Foundation:
C/Los Vergós, 29-31, 08017. Barcelona. España.
Tel. +34 93 203 12 12 - Fax +34 93 280 33 32
E-mail: fundacion@fundacionclaros.com
fundacionclaros
Web: www.fundacionclaros.com
Registration No. 1.466
ID No. G-62.421.482