Welcome Project - CBDIN
The CBDIN "Welcome Project" supported by UniCredit Foundation responds to the phenomenon of "health migration" which, unfortunately, involves many people in Italy, mostly from the southern regions and islands.
This projects concerns hospitality and hospital care, a very important sector of intervention for UniCredit Foundation.
Emotional distress of disease, critical issues due to displacement, costs for board and lodgings and finally loss of earnings or weakening of one's professional situation. Particularly significant is the migration of minors: pediatric diseases often need long periods of stay, with the involvement of both parents, especially for complex pathologies such as rare neurological diseases. The CBDIN Association, always attentive to family's needs, has therefore decided to make available two apartments near Fondazione Besta to child patients and their family members, located at the Pian della Nave Residence in Milan.
In 2019, UniCredit Foundation contributed to the running costs of the 2 apartments which hosted 78 families for a total of 174 people.
The Carlo Besta Neurological Infant Department - CBDIN since 1930 has supported the Carlo Besta Neurological Institute IRCCS Foundation, an international centre of excellence for rare and neurodegenerative diseases.
Since 1960, CBDIN Onlus has decided to concentrate its activities in the Pediatrics Neuroscience Department supporting the 2 Operative Units of Child Neuropsychiatry and Developmental Neurology.
The mission of CBDIN is to support the services offered by the National Health System on the basis of the needs that arise both in social and health fields, with the aim of improving the quality of life of young patients and their families.