Love and giving for children know no borders.  The major contribution of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center to the ‘Marianna V. Vardinoyannis – ELPIDA’ Children’s Oncology Unit proved this, supporting hospitalized children and medical staff by sending 5,000 protective masks.

This wonderful initiative is creating a bridge of friendship between Greece and Azerbaijan, as the NGIC operates with the support of the country’s President, Ilham Aliyev, and First Lady and Vice President, Mehriban Aliyeva, who have close bonds of friendship with the President of the ‘ELPIDA Association of Friends of Children with Cancer’, Marianna V. Vardinoyannis.

Both Mehriban Aliyeva and the members of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, who include heads of state and prominent figures from around the world, have visited the Children’s Oncology Unit and were impressed by the wonderful work being done to save children with cancer.

Mrs. Vardinoyannis is a founding member of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center and a member of the Board of Trustees of the organization, and she has been honoured by President Aliyev with the “Azerbaijan Order of Friendship” for her important contribution to the creation of strong ties of friendship between Greece and Azerbaijan.

Wanting to express her gratitude for this wonderful initiative, Mrs. Vardinoyannis spoke via Skype with the Secretary General of the organization, Rovshan Muradov.  In the context of their conversation, Mrs. Vardinoyannis called for initiatives and international cooperation in response to the crisis that has been created on a global level by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Director of “Agia Sophia” and “P. & A. Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital, Mr Manolis Papasavvas participated in the conversation and expressed his warm thanks to Mr. Muradov for the donation of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center.