Care holidays

Care holidays: a care holiday for patients and their beloved ones who take care of them, in collaboration with

Howest nursing students on a medical mission to the Philippines

On July 10th, seven nursing students from Howest University of Applied Sciences embarked for the Philippines on a medical mission. The regions of Roxas and Zambales will be visited. Both were hit last year by supertyphoon Haiyan.

Howest monitors safety of interns

A new Ebola outbreak threatens West-Africa.

Howest monitors in particular the situation in Guinea and Gambia. In each of both countries, Howest has students on an internship. There is a constant open line communication with the department of foreign affairs to ensure their safety. Needless to say, both students will be evacuated if necessary.

Howest Foundation features care holidays

For a few years now, Howest nursing students organize a care holiday for patients and their informal caregiver. Through the Howest Foundation, it is now possible to financially support this initiative.

Children with a burnt esophagus in Guinea

Guinea is the second bauxite producing country in the world. Bauxite is an aluminum ore used to produce aluminum. A by-product of this production is a highly toxic soda that children are drinking by mistake, with severe burns of the esophagus as a consequence.

Honey in Uganda

Validating (biomedical) testing kits that indicate antibiotics in honey.


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