First : Eye Programs
The Eye care Program works on a set of strategies in order to reduce the causes of blindness and avoid blindness of the poor and marginalized categories that are not benefiting of the health insurance. The program provides awareness activities, examinations, surgical interventions and advocacy campaigns in order to present ophthalmology services inside the public institutions such as the basic care centers in the rural communities and the health units. It included the ophthalmology services inside the clusters’ health services and provided these health rights for the poor.
The program seeks to support and develop the health units in some local communities as well as activating the referral system. This ensures the sustainability of the ophthalmology services of the public health units at the poor and marginalized districts. During this month, the health units’ ophthalmology services were provided for 153 individuals of whom 88 were women. The services were presented by the CEOSS mobile units. They achieved the examination and detection of the following:
- 710 individuals who are not benefiting of the health insurance (of whom 450 were women)
- Provided medical treatment for 295 cases after their examination.
- Conducted surgical interventions for 42 cases of which 4 were minor surgeries and 38 cataract surgeries which are the main causes of blindness. The program aimed at eliminating the causes of blindness through prevention, examination, awareness and surgical interventions especially cataract.
Second : Health Programs
Health programs work on the criteria of prevention, protection from diseases, reducing false health behaviours and practices, providing health interventions such as examination and early detection for the marginalized categories especially women who aren’t benefiting of health insurance as well as children who are under school age and provide the violated health rights based upon the international constitutions and agreements. This aimed at providing better health for all citizens and raising their awareness towards these rights and conventions, in addition to empower them to claim these rights. The health interventions included the following:
- Conducted anemia analysis for 100 children under school age to protect them against malnutrition diseases that might affect their growth. Consequently, 75 children were treated through the awareness and medical interventions that were held for the mothers at the local communities throughout a period of six months.
- 100 mothers accomplished the awareness programs at specified classes. They learnt certain curriculum for caring for the family members and protecting them against diseases especially children and pregnant women.
- Provided examination services for 657 citizens, conducted analysis for 122 citizens on viral diseases and presented medical treatment on the detected cases.
- Accomplished the awareness curriculum for 206 adolescent girls at the educational clubs. The curriculum discussed the adolescence stage, the psychological and psychiatric changes that take place, how to avoid the false practices, the diseases that they might caught at this stage and the proper nutrition.