Inclusive Health For All
Health Care on Wheels in the 13 Villages:
Help us bring health to where it is needed most!
Health Care in the 13 Villages
In the 13 villages around the SEKEM mother farm, the Medical Center organizes medical convoys to examine immobile patients and to determine and organize their need for help. Many people in these villages are dependent on the public health system, which is unable to provide outpatient care. Aditionally, information events on the corona pandemic and other health topics are held in order to promote health literacy among the population.
Health Care in Schools
Our doctors visit schools in the surrounding villages to examine the students and educate them about health issues. They talk to the children about a healthy life, nutrition, exercise and hygiene – making sure to convey all the helpful information in a humorous and friendly manner. The subjects of hygiene and dealing with the pandemic are currently of great importance.
Health Through Exercise
We are particularly proud of the establishment of an exercise and sports group in the neighboring town of Gelfina, where weekly courses are offered. Since 70 percent of the people in Egypt who are over 18 years old are overweight, exercise and sport are important keys to staying healthy.
Health at Home
Many poor people in Egypt do not dare to go to the doctor. This is due, on the one hand, to concerns about the costs, and, on the other hand, to the fear of contracting the virus, since the hygiene in many public institutions does not meet the necessary standards. Our doctors visit people at home and provide them with healthcare that suits them. With your donations, we can also offer this service to patients free of charge. In addition, our doctors educate the village population about personal hygiene and how to deal with the pandemic.
Our Vision for Egypt
In 2057 in Egypt, health will be understood to mean the well-being of people in their entirety and will be promoted preventively!
Egypt’s health system is in dire straits. Although there is a state basic supply, it does not even begin to cover the necessary treatments for people. The SEKEM Medical Center is a popular alternative to the average polyclinic in Egypt. The reason for this is, among other things, the qualified doctors who take time for the patients and try to use natural medication and holistic treatment approaches. The pleasant and clean environment and access for all walks of life also contribute to the success of the day clinic. The Medical Center relies on the support of SEKEM companies and donations in order to be able to offer treatment to people with limited financial means.
SEKEM wants to enable children and adolescents from the SEKEM educational institutions to receive holistic medical care that is not limited to the initial examination. To this end, concepts were developed that incorporate elements from the Egyptian and German preventive care programs for children. The project initially focuses on two main areas:
- Early detection examinations: Small children up to the age of 6 are regularly examined and accompanied in their development. Parents receive targeted advice on topics such as breastfeeding, heat balance, nutrition, rhythm, movement, communication, games, education and the media. If necessary, educators or teachers are also included in the advice.
- Medical and therapeutic care during school and training: workshops for parents and teachers are organized here on topics such as age-appropriate nutrition, sleeping and waking or dealing with allergies and infections.
SEKEM provides all the financing for the employees’ children, as the Egyptian health insurance companies do not cover any medical check-ups or preventive measures.
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