La nutrizione globale
Enteral nutrition in children with digestive disease of surgical concern in developing countries: “mission impossible?”
Costanza Tognon1, Dionisio Cumba2, Piergiorgio Gamba3
1U.O.C Anestesia e Rianimazione, Padova 2Chirurgia Pediatrica, Clinica Bor, Presidente INASA (Instituto Nacional de Saude Publica) Guinea Bissau 3U.O.C Chirurgia Pediatrica, Dipartimento della Salute della Donna e del Bambino, Università di Padova
The aim of this paper resulting from ten years of humanitarian sanitary missions in Guinea Bissau (a small country among the ten poorest in the world), is to promote reflection that favours a synthesis about the long – standing problem of enteral nutrition in infants and children with digestive diseases in sub-saharian countries. The issue is difficult, little known and controversial; the solutions are still far away but definitely linked to future changes in culture, politics and healthcare. The support by everybody is and will be vital for the safe of our young patients.