Since the beginning of the 1970s, Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have faced extremely difficult living conditions and deprivations that contravene with the human rights and fundamental freedoms such as work, property, medicine and hospitalization.
These refugees are spread into 12 camps and community that lack the most basic health services. In addition to the non-potable water in many of the camps, their extensions, sewage networks, and the discharge of sewage from their streams into the streets and houses, in some camps, narrow and houses adjacent to the spread of moisture and the absence of green areas.
Because of all the above, diseases are spread in camps such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and mental illness.
Because of the decline in the role of UNRWA, the main provider of health services to the refugees there, and the lack of many medical specialties and modern diagnostic methods, we had to play an active role in civil society institutions in the face of this bitter health situation with a number of preventive, therapeutic and humanitarian projects to help achieve the third objective of the sustainable development of the health organization "Ensure the access to healthy living conditions for all ages" as well as the goal of "ensuring the availability of water and sanitation for all".
Therefore, the project of early detection of children in kindergartens is very important to diagnose various diseases that affect children in this age such as anaemia, blood cancer and infectious diseases and relieve their families of the costs of examinations, tests and treatment of those diseases.
Definition of the project:
This project mainly aims the early detection of diseases through a general examination of children in 19 kindergartens located in the Palestinian camps in Sour, South Lebanon, through a paediatrician and an ophthalmologist, as well as some general laboratory tests (urine, excrement and a complete blood image).
The importance of the project lies in the early detection of diseases, especially (gastrointestinal diseases, allergies, chest, anaemia, blood cancer and eye diseases), speeding up treatment and educating parents about protecting their children against certain diseases mentioned to the child.
The project justification:
- There are many diseases that can be treated in children and protect the child from complications, once a public health examination or simple medical tests (urine, excrement and full blood image) such as diseases of anaemia, leukaemia, diabetes, infectious diseases and other diseases.
- Protecting children from the spread of infectious diseases among them.
- Mitigating the cost of health detecting services for families of children.
- Ensuring a better healthy life for children is an important factor in community building.
- The 2525 children are targeted to be checked up.
- The families of children and the Palestinian community as a whole in Sour camps in Lebanon.
- Health institutions in camps.
1 kindergarten (130 children).
Mechanisms of implementation:
The location of the project: Camps and communities in Sour.
- Signing an agreement between a charity hospital and kindergartens located in Sour camps.
- Taking children to the centers for tests and examinations.
- Informing and delivering the children's families with the results, reports and follow-up of families whose children suffer from certain diseases.
- Reducing the incidence of anaemia, blood cancer and infectious diseases.
- Ensuring a healthier life for these children.
The desired results
The Project Budget: