they were reunited with their mother after more than two months

they were reunited with their mother after more than two months

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María Victoria Ballve Bengolea and Crimy, the doctor’s wife, along with their two children: Juliana and Ariel

On a journey that included a stopover in São Paulo and had as its starting point the Dar es-Salaam International Airport (Tanzania), the children of Fernando Morales, the Argentine doctor who lived in Tanzania and died on May 5, They returned to Argentina after spending more than 17 days in the African country and were able to reunite with their mother.

Everything happened this morning at the Ezeiza Airport, where Juliana and Ariel, 12 and 8 years old, They managed to merge into a hug with their mother, without kisses and with masks, after being alone for 17 days in the African country and more than two months without seeing her.

The minors were left alone because Crymy, his mother and Morales’s wife, had traveled to Buenos Aires in early March to accompany his mother-in-law. Crymy, suddenly, was left in charge of his nephew by the death of Fernando’s brother, who was 48 years old. A few days later, specifically on March 20, the President Alberto Fernández dictated social, preventive and compulsory isolation: the country had closed its borders, Crymy must have stayed in the country and the children, along with her dad.

On May 5, when Morales’s death was confirmed, the first speculations were around a possible contagion of coronavirus and that this had been the cause of the death. Then after the swab that ruled out the presence of the diseaseJuliana and Ariel were authorized to return to Argentina to be with their mother.

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“This morning the children of Fernando Morales, the Argentine doctor who lived in Tanzania with his family, arrived in the country and died while his wife was in Argentina. It’s a peace of mind that they are back with their mom“Wrote Felipe Solá, Argentine chancellor, on his Twitter account.

The 52-year-old man died in the early hours of that day while waiting to be transferred to a clinic in South Africa. He had a cardiac and pulmonary history, so it was considered, in the first place, the chance of his death was caused by COVID-19. Upon negative study, assumptions from her intimate surroundings indicated that Fernando had died from the complication of an acute picture of malaria.

In the reconstruction of the events, it is known that on Monday morning, May 4, he entered a private clinic with acute discomfort. He couldn’t breathe, he couldn’t speak. Upon entering the sanitarium they gave him a malaria test. It gave him a negative, but it was a false negative: the medicine he had taken days before, when it had given him a positive, had already taken effect. At six in the afternoon, he was transferred to the hospital with the illusion of connecting him to an artificial respirator. At dawn the next day he died.

After learning the news, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Health and Transport, through the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC), had authorized the flight on May 18 for the boys to be repatriated with their companion, María Victoria Ballve Bengolea.

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Morales passed away on May 5 in Tanzania

After authorization and management by the Embassy of Argentina in Kenya, the minors returned to their father’s ashes.

Morales was born on August 15, 1970 in San Isidro and studied at Colegio Martín y Omar. Like his father, he chose the Medicine degree that he studied at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). After graduation in 1996, he worked for a couple of years ad honorem at the Muñiz Hospital and then it joined the organization Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF).

He arrived in Africa 25 years ago. First he was in Sierra Leone and, later, he settled in the city of Dar es-Salaam, where he worked as a doctor at ICAP, a Columbia University NGO that provides comprehensive services to combat HIV and in initiatives to strengthen the HIV system. health in vulnerable communities. In Mozambique, 18 years ago, he met Crymy, with whom he married and had his children.

Infobae reported that in June 2019 they married off the shores of the indian ocean. “He told me that he did it because Crymy was the love of his life and because if something happened to him, he left things more ordered to them.“Confessed her friend.

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The Argentine doctor died at 52, after contracting malaria in the African country

In your career served as senior technical advisor to HIV and in managing grants from the National AIDS Program for the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in Kigali, Rwanda. In 2010 he was also a senior consultant for North Sudan at a United Nations action against HIV (UNAIDS).

In 2011, he took over as director of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) in Mozambique, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating pediatric HIV through prevention and treatment, research and advocacy programs. In his role, It was in charge of managing the project portfolio, providing technical supervision and coordinating actions in communion with the Ministry of Health, partners and collaborators.


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