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IBSA Foundation tells the Contagious Stories of ordinary people, able to move mountains and produce beneficial effects with their grand gestures of solidarity, such as raising funds for scientific research or improving the condition of patients in treatment.

Week after week, we want to publish the most significant stories we’ve received. Tell us the best #contagiousstories you know of: we’ll be ready to spread them!

On this page you will find the complete archive of the #contagiousstories published on our blog Science Beyond Frontiers.

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Nelson kwaje

#contagiousstories: a digital community to fight fake news on coronavirus

False information on the coronavirus and the spreading of fake news can have very serious consequences on people’s lives. This awareness is driving young people all around the world to take action, as demonstrated by the story of Nelson Kwaje,...

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fotografia di ynes yabar

#contagiousstories: what’s the best protection against coronavirus? Awareness and solidarity

Inés, a young Peruvian, currently living in Paris, has contributed to the creation of Makesense TV, a community that, through a subscription-based service, provides ideas, tools and the network to reinforce solidarity in a time of crisis and regularly provides...

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#storiecontagiose Maxime realizza la sua meta più bella

#contagiousstories: Maxime scores his greatest goal

The coronavirus emergency, as we know, has radically changed all of our lives. Almost always by necessity, but sometimes by choice. This was the case of Maxime Mbandà, a rugby player for the Zebre team in Parma and the Italy...

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in Senegal la lotta al Covid-19 si fa con musica e graffiti

#contagiousstories: fighting Covid-19 with music and graffiti, it happens in Senegal

The commitment of these Senegalese artists to the fight against Covid-19 has found a very fitting means of expression in music. But it isn’t the only one.

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storiacontagiosa6_da-haiti-gli-scout-lanciano-una-campagna-per-lavare-le-mani

#contagiousstories: Haïti’s Scouts launch a hand-washing campaign

On March 8, wearing their khaki uniforms and colourful neckerchiefs, the Scouts started positioning themselves in dozens of locations on street corners around the capital Port-au-Prince with portable sinks, which they connect to the water supply of a school or...

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storiecontagiose_5_camerun

#contagiousstories: Christian makes hand sanitizer in Cameroon

When the first cases of coronavirus appeared in Cameroon, 26-year old Christian Achaleke, who works in an organization for economic development, asked one of his colleagues in logistics to buy hand sanitizer. However, locally it was only to be found...

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amillionmasks

#contagiousstories: Ben, Jinny and Wilson secure masks for New York frontline healthcare workers

It all started on Tuesday, March 17, when Ben Wei, a student from New York, received this message from his friend, a doctor working at a Bronx hospital

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storiecontagiose_marietta_

#contagiousstories: Marietta offers to volunteer

She had worked as an intensive care and cardiac surgery nurse for 16 years. Then, in 2006, Marietta Hochstrasser, 51 years old, from Breganzona (Lugano) changed her life and founded 4COMPETENCE, a company that distributes cardiac surgery products.

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capitanotom_post

#contagiousstories: Captain Tom fights for the National Health Service

To express his gratitude towards those that had looked after him with great skill and loving-kindness, Tom decided to make his contribution to the fight against the coronavirus.
With the help of his family, he launched an online fundraiser,...

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giulia-viacava_storiecontagiose

#contagiousstories: Giulia returns to nursing

In the pool she is the last bastion of Setterosa (the Italian women’s water polo team) against the attacks of the opposing team. Now, Giulia Viacava is involved in an even tougher match: defending the residents in a care home...

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Nelson kwaje

#contagiousstories: a digital community to fight fake news on coronavirus

False information on the coronavirus and the spreading of fake news can have very serious consequences on people’s lives. This awareness is driving young people all around the world to take action, as demonstrated by the story of Nelson Kwaje,...

> Leggi
fotografia di ynes yabar

#contagiousstories: what’s the best protection against coronavirus? Awareness and solidarity

Inés, a young Peruvian, currently living in Paris, has contributed to the creation of Makesense TV, a community that, through a subscription-based service, provides ideas, tools and the network to reinforce solidarity in a time of crisis and regularly provides...

> Leggi
#storiecontagiose Maxime realizza la sua meta più bella

#contagiousstories: Maxime scores his greatest goal

The coronavirus emergency, as we know, has radically changed all of our lives. Almost always by necessity, but sometimes by choice. This was the case of Maxime Mbandà, a rugby player for the Zebre team in Parma and the Italy...

> Leggi
in Senegal la lotta al Covid-19 si fa con musica e graffiti

#contagiousstories: fighting Covid-19 with music and graffiti, it happens in Senegal

The commitment of these Senegalese artists to the fight against Covid-19 has found a very fitting means of expression in music. But it isn’t the only one.

> Leggi
storiacontagiosa6_da-haiti-gli-scout-lanciano-una-campagna-per-lavare-le-mani

#contagiousstories: Haïti’s Scouts launch a hand-washing campaign

On March 8, wearing their khaki uniforms and colourful neckerchiefs, the Scouts started positioning themselves in dozens of locations on street corners around the capital Port-au-Prince with portable sinks, which they connect to the water supply of a school or...

> Leggi
storiecontagiose_5_camerun

#contagiousstories: Christian makes hand sanitizer in Cameroon

When the first cases of coronavirus appeared in Cameroon, 26-year old Christian Achaleke, who works in an organization for economic development, asked one of his colleagues in logistics to buy hand sanitizer. However, locally it was only to be found...

> Leggi
amillionmasks

#contagiousstories: Ben, Jinny and Wilson secure masks for New York frontline healthcare workers

It all started on Tuesday, March 17, when Ben Wei, a student from New York, received this message from his friend, a doctor working at a Bronx hospital

> Leggi
storiecontagiose_marietta_

#contagiousstories: Marietta offers to volunteer

She had worked as an intensive care and cardiac surgery nurse for 16 years. Then, in 2006, Marietta Hochstrasser, 51 years old, from Breganzona (Lugano) changed her life and founded 4COMPETENCE, a company that distributes cardiac surgery products.

> Leggi
capitanotom_post

#contagiousstories: Captain Tom fights for the National Health Service

To express his gratitude towards those that had looked after him with great skill and loving-kindness, Tom decided to make his contribution to the fight against the coronavirus.
With the help of his family, he launched an online fundraiser,...

> Leggi
giulia-viacava_storiecontagiose

#contagiousstories: Giulia returns to nursing

In the pool she is the last bastion of Setterosa (the Italian women’s water polo team) against the attacks of the opposing team. Now, Giulia Viacava is involved in an even tougher match: defending the residents in a care home...

> Leggi