SARC health mobile clinic’s team made their way to Rassas village in Swaida accompanied with a team from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in order to provide health services to the sick people there. Since the beginning of 2018, the team visited 8 districts in Swaida governorate and provided free checkup and medications for 501 persons. SARC mobile clinics’ services is an example the various health services provided by SARC that aim to reach sick people in remote areas.
with a smile, she faces her pain and expresses her gratitude to SARC’s staff for providing her with free medications and medical check up. The 70-year-old Um Nader, who has left her home in Rural Damascus due to the crisis and relocated in the industrial area in Shahba City, visited SARC’s mobile clinic to receive various healthcare services. 3459 beneficiaries received necessary healthcare including medical check up and free medications through the mobile clinic field visits to 33 villages in Swaida during the first half of 2017.
Within 2 months ( April and May 2017), malnutrition treatment team at SARC-Swaida Branch managed to reach 1732 children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, who were checked up at the malnutrition treatment center. The malnutrition treatment center promotes public health awareness sessions and provides healthcare including nutrients and vitamins for children ( 6 months to 5 years) as well as for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Qatana dispensary of SARC’s Rural Damascus Branch, which was established 4 years ago, managed to target approximately 27,000 cases with medical services through a professional medical team and high quality equipments. In its turn, the First Aid teams managed to transferre 16,000 cases to Rural Damascus and Damascus hospitals during the mentioned period. It is worth to mention that all SARC’s dispensaries provide the mentioned medical services for free.
Raising awareness of health promotion is an essential aspect of the work of the health team and the psycho-social support team at SARC – Swaida Branch. Therefore, the team held health awareness and health education sessions on lice infection ( symptoms, means of transmission, treatment and prevention) for parents in Kamel Srewi School in Ateel village and Fozi Mezher School in Swaida City. Volunteers distributed 235 shampoo bottles and brochures on how to maintain personal hygiene.