5 - Mobile Medical Clinic

Heevie expanded its operations to the rural areas within Duhok Governorate and some parts of Erbil and Nainawa. Mobile Medical clinic projects as a concept targets people specially children.  Rural areas of Kurdistan Region may have not been reached with enough health services. This is as Kurdistan had no solid health infrastructure previously and from August 2014  the project dedicates the Mobile Clinic to treat the refugees Heevie aimed behind this project the following objectives:

  • Providing health services to rural towns, compounds and villages
  • Reduce pressure over main public hospitals in the cities
  • Discover cases of serious diseases that some people are suffering
  • Identify the most common diseases among people
  • Provide awareness
  • Notify health authorities in the region about areas that need more health services
  • Treat the refugees

The projects divided into six periods according to the funding sources and from 2008-2014 (119284) patients have been treated:

1-First period Eight Months, from May-Dec.2008:

The humanitarian program of Mobile Team Project started on May 2008. The contributors were Heevie, U.S. Embassy.  U.S. Embassy fund helped this project by paying salaries of the medical and administrative staff, renting cars, while Heevie was responsible for organizing all the process, and the provision of medicine.

The total number of the villages visited by the project team were (68), the total number of the patients have been treated in 2008 was (17686).

2-Second period Six Months, from January-June2009:

From January to June 2009 this project is funded only by Heevie.

The total numbers of the villages visited by the project team were (43) villages and the number of patients is (20073).

3-Third period Five Months, from July -November 2009:

The contributors of this period are Heevie, U.S. Embassy fund.

The total numbers of the villages visited by the project team were (50) villages and the number of patients is (18492).

4-Fourth period Six Months, from February -July 2010:

In 2010 the project is funded only by Heevie.

The total numbers of the villages visited by the project team were (36) villages and the number of patients is (17878).

5-Five period Six Months, from April -November 2013:

In 2013 the project is funded only by Heevie.

The total numbers of the villages visited by the project team were (31) villages and the number of patients is (9784).

6-Sixth period one year, from January –December 2014:

In 2014 the project is funded only by Heevie.

The total numbers of the villages visited by the project team were (106) mission and the number of patients was (35371) ,also  Heevie  with the support of the Health Department Office of the Prime Minister Barzani donated a cabin consisting of four rooms to be the health center for Bajid Kandal Camp.

The tables below show the Statistics of the Villages and the Statistics of the Diseases:

   
   

In 2008 - 2010 Heevie carried out this project in cooperation with Directorate of Health of Duhok governorate and U.S. Embassy. The project was a great success reducing the number of patients travelling to cities seeking medical care. The pause that Heevie had given to this project was to give enough time before resuming the project again to evaluate the rates of people in need for medical care in comparison to the years between 2008 and 2010.

The nature of this project is receiving the patients, examining, prescribing and giving appropriate medicine and performing simple surgeries in the field and directing those who cannot be handled on the spot to the hospitals and medical centers in Duhok. In addition, this program didn’t and will not only cover villages in rural areas but also towns. Another aspect of the project is to educate children at schools and their parent the basics of public health and ways of prevention from diseases.

The staff of this humanitarian project consisted of doctors, pharmacists, nurses and administrative staff. Medical services, beside medicine, included 3 Mobile clinical vehicles; one for clinical dental support the other is for X-ray Mobile car and lab examination, the third for ultrasound which is mainly used to support pregnant women and encourage them the necessity of visiting Gynecologist for general checks to reduce the possibilities of congenital diseases.

The Team includes (14) doctors of different specialties within each mission , 3 pharmacists , 1 labtechnician, 1 radiologist, 2 nurse, DOH Drivers, and Heevie organizational staff as well. The total numbers of the villages visited by the Mobile Medical Clinic from 2008-2010 were (197) villages and the number of patients reached (74129).

In 2013 Heevie resumed the project with the support of private office of KRG Prime Minister His Excellency Nechirvan Barzani, in cooperation with Directorate General of Health in Duhok governorate.

Heevie used a mobile clinic vehicle that had been donated by the Italian Organization Medchild. The mobile clinic contains several medical devices including satellite communication system that enables local doctors to communicate with their counterparts in Italy. Each mission is running with 7-8 Doctors, 2 pharmacists.1 nurses and all Heevie staff.

In 2014 the project covered villages and the camps of the refugees, (35371) patients have been examined or treated in (106) missions. The two tables below shows the villages that have been visited:

Table 1:

   

Table 2:

   

Pictures from Project: Mobile Medical Clinic - By Months

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