UniCamillus intends to prepare excellent healthcare workers with particular professional attention being placed on the pathologies coming from the countries of the Southern part of the world.
The university is mainly aimed at non EU youngsters. Students who can enroll are Italian and EU students who show a sensitive and particular scientific interest towards health issues such as malaria, TBS and aids which still affect a large part of the world.
The reference to Camillo de Lellis is motivated by the revolutionary action undertaken by him in 1500 when he practically established the foundations of modern health assistance and thus introducing hospitals of that age. Camillo placed man with all his humanity at the center of medical cures. Already five centuries ago, he highlighted how the healthcare worker doesn’t find himself in front of a simple patient, but an individual with feelings and emotions and as a result, of humanity. One of his favorite sentences was that the sick had to be looked after “like a mother who assists her own sick child”. UniCamillus inspires itself to this metaphor in the education of excellent healthcare workers with the knowledge of having not only “bodies to cure” but people worthy of maximum human attention. The same attention that a mother has for her children.
According to a recent World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO) Report, half of the world's population has no access to basic health services. According to the study, every day more than 800 women die from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. And nearly 20 million children do not receive the vaccinations they need, thus running the risk of dying from diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and measles. Even when health services are available, using them can mean going bankrupt from a financial point of view. Every year 100 million people are pushed to poverty because of health care spending, and 179 million people spend more than a quarter of their family budget for health care - a level we consider to be "catastrophic health spending".