Health denotes a state of well-being, integrating physical, psychological, social and environmental needs, and not just the treatment of disease.
Just 70% of urban-dwellers in Egypt have sanitation, according to the United Nations Development Programme. Lack of knowledge about disease prevention and nutrition further compound environmental health factors. Health education is vital to improving quality of life in our target communities.
We do this through:
- Operating primary healthcare clinics as well as mobile clinics.
- Building awareness and combating harmful practices such as Female Genital Mutilation, and diseases such as HIV and hepatitis through health education classes, seminars and public meetings.
- Improving awareness and resources for family planning and reproductive health through running marriage preparation classes, antenatal classes and parenting classes.
- Organizing health campaigns offering subsidized check up and follow up appointments.