Around the West of Lake Nasser in Aswan, the settlements of New Kalabsha and Garf Hussien felt a breeze of fresh air, arriving when HCI-funded medical care mobile units paid them a visit, and offered medical and health care services covering skin diseases, dental medicine, intestinal diseases, gynecology and much more.
The residents of these settlements live in poor health conditions, and they rarely have access to proper medical care, and the only permanent service they benefit from is one health unit with one paramedic, offering basic medications that one can not help but noticing its modesty, in comparison to the needs of the these villages.
With the help of Egypt-based Center for Development Services (CDS), the Directorate of Health Population in Aswan and the High Dam Authority, the medical care mobile units offered help for almost 883 individual including 543 women and 151 child living in extreme poverty and at the risk of severe health problems.
The staff working in these mobile clinics, helped as much people as they can for two days. Doctors, nurses and social workers taking part in this operation, understood the importance of having this immediate intervention, and highly recommended the importance of doing more rounds in the very near future.
The medical care mobile units left the villages with a sense of content, but also realizing the medical and social risk factors that exist in New Kalabsha and Garf Hussien villages. The mission of Human Concern International is to provide care and help individuals in need. The medical care mobile units’ experience led HCI to strengthen its responsibility and commitment towards the people of the west of Lake of Nasser, in working together with them to improve the quality of their lives.