EVENT THOUGH THE WORLD
CONTINUES TO ADVANCE
and progress towards a better future, such is not the case for many
people through developing countries in regions such as Africa, the
Middle East and South East Asia in terms of health.
A recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that at
least half of the world’s population still do not have full coverage of
essential health services. The WHO released its latest report carried out
in 2015 showing there were 214 million cases of malaria in that year
alone with 88% of it to have occurred in Africa and 10% in South East
Asia. This is just an example of the many preventable diseases that are
affecting the health of many due to poverty as a result of natural
disasters and conflict.
Human Appeal Australia recognises this problem and has an established
comprehensive medical program that is implemented by our field offices
Human Appeal Australia implements the following programs to
provide much needed medical relief:
Mobile clinics are used to treat people who cannot reach clinics
because they live in rural areas, or for those who cannot afford
medical care. In situations where thousands of people are
huddled in a small area with very little access to clean water,
sanitation and hygiene, mobile clinics play a vital role in
treating the most vulnerable – namely – women and children.
Equipped with up-to-date equipment, ambulances, and all the
necessary medicines, each mobile clinic allows a trained nurse
and a qualified doctor to travel from area to area, treating
patients with ailments and injuries. The mobile clinics also act
as health and safety, training and educational facilities.