First: Health programs
Health programs aim to improve health services for the poor and marginalized groups, especially women and children. The following were achieved during September:
1- A medical convoy to check up 2545 persons was held, where 54 of the cases requiring advanced examinations were referred to the concerned authorities.
2- In partnership with the private sector, 192 female prone to osteoporosis were examined. They also received pharmacological treatment, counseling and awareness raising to continue in medication.
3- 150 pregnant women undergone medical checkup and follow-up through periodic follow-up at maternity care clinics and health centers.
4- 150 females undergone check-up of viral diseases of the liver, in cooperation with private laboratories, where 10 cases were referred to the health authorities in Beni Suef .
5- In partnership with Health Directorate in Minia, 22 of the technical team members were trained.
6- 360 children were examined to find out the causes of malnutrition and anemia and its effect on growth in this phase and frequency of follow-up of children in primary care clinics.
7- Awareness-raising sessions and health advice to 298 females about pathogens in summer and their prevention, as well as the health referral systems to hospitals and health rights and how to claim them were provided.
Second: Eye programs
CEOSS Eye Programs seek to reduce blindness causes among the poor, the marginalized and the most vulnerable to blindness and eye diseases, especially women and children in communities of Minia, Beni Suef, Cairo, and Qualiobiya, with access to screening and early detection through 3 mobile units. CEOSS carried out check-up for 2416 cases, provided glasses to 829 cases, with support of the private sector, where cases that need minor and major operations were referred to Horus eye hospital and Maghrabi eye hospital.
During the period from Oct to Dec 2014, CEOSS eye program prepared a campaign entitled “Our Children are Healthy” where ophthalmology tests where provided for 60000 students of primary schools.
CEOSS also participated in organizing the World Sight Day celebration, an annual international event celebrated on the second Thursday of October to raise the public’s awareness of avoidable blindness and vision loss. The day aims to encourage governments to implement and fund national programs for blindness prevention and to educate target audiences.