MEDICAL REHABILITATION OUTREACH PROGRAMME

Project MEDICAL REHABILITATION OUTREACH PROGRAMME IN RAFAH
Objectives

To provide medical rehabilitation services for the disabled survivors to get their post-medical treatment.

Project Partners El-Wafa Charitable Society
Activities

Organised an outreach programme to provide medical rehabilitation services in Rafah City. The outreach team will travel everyday to Rafah City to do house-to-house visit to provide medical rehabilitation.

Locations Rafah City
Period July 2009
Accomplishments

Patients who are registered with El-Wafa Hospital will be able to receive physiotherapy, occupational therapy and primary health services at the comfort of their own home.

Background

MERCY Malaysia in collaboration with El-Wafa Charitable Society organised an outreach programme to provide medical rehabilitation services in Rafah City, and signed a MoU in April 2009. The programme was initiated on July 2009, and is the first medical rehabilitation outreach programme of its kind for MERCY Malaysia.

El-Wafa Medical Rehabilitation and Specialist Surgery Hospital (El-Wafa Hospital) is currently the focal point for the disabled survivors to get their post-medical treatment. Disabled survivors living in the southern part of the Gaza Strip encounter logistical challenges to access the services at El-Wafa Hospital in the north, as their disability became a major hindrance in getting follow-up treatment.