CEOSS’ Eye Programs seeks to provide quality eye care to the poorest and most marginalized Egyptians.The absence of public preventative care programs led CEOSS to implement preventative care education programs, eye care interventions, examinations, and medical treatment. Eye care programs prioritize preventing eye diseases that lead to blindness, as well as identifying and treating conjunctivitis.
CEOSS’ Health Programs work to provide preventative interventions and therapeutic interventions to Egypt’s poorest and most marginalized citizens. Many programs sim to develop the capacities of local health institutions through providing equipment, resources, and training. These efforts seek to creath a sustainable long-term health care system that benefits all Egyptians.
- Women from Cairo and Qalubiya participated in the writing of a document entitled “Women’s Voices” in order to claim their rights to health care services.
- 100 people representing the government, the private sector, clergy, the media, and the Ministry for Health and Planning participated in a meeting entitled “Quality Health is Every Citizen’s Right.”
- Program staff, in cooperation with the Governor of Minya, held a meeting for government officials, the media, clergy, and the directorate of health entitled “The Population’s issue between reality and expectation.”
- 88 women over the age of 40 received mammograms, x-rays, and other examinations to identify and prevent breast cancer.
- 50 children were treated for malnutrition.
- 46 pregnant women gave birth in safe, sanitary medical facilities.
- 316 women participated in awareness raising workshops that addressed early detection of breast cancer and preventing childhood malnutrition.