Medical Caravans for visual impairment and eyes conditions

 

Medical Caravans for visual impairment and eyes conditions

Vodafone aspires to offer support to avail health services to Egypt’s remote villages and satellites which are often deprived of adequate health facilities and specialized medical care. In 2006, Vodafone signed a cooperation protocol with the Egyptian Association for Blindness Prevention” to conduct 67 medical caravans per year to cover Egypt's rural areas in all governorates. The mobile caravan focused on availing medical examinations and care for individuals suffering visual impairments or eye conditions.

In 2010-2012, Vodafone supported 158 satellite clinics covering 42 villages in 16 governorates and examining more than 35,000 people. More than 500 Vodafone volunteers supported the medical caravans over the past 2 years and the community working hours amounted to 5000 hours.