One of A2B’s strategic objectives is to see an improvement in the overall health of our beneficiaries. Many live in difficult environments which are not conducive to their overall well-being, they have little opportunity to access medical care and they also lack personal awareness on managing and improving their own and their children’s health situations.
Last year we were pleased to work with ‘Marine Reach’ Dental Team who provided comprehensive dental checks and treatment for all of our elderly folk and children. This year, at the end of May, in partnership with the ABC Health Foundation in Tirana we have provided general health screenings.
Dr Rovena Murati kindly volunteered to coordinate the medical visits on behalf of A2B and the ABC Health Foundation provided 4 doctors over a three day period to perform health checks for a total of 67 patients.
Everyone, especially parents of the children, were extremely happy to have the opportunity for a complete assessment which identified a number of concerns in individuals which are now in the process of being followed up.
In addition, we are jointly planning a series of community health education activities which will cover areas identified from these screenings and tailored for family health as well as specific education aimed at the elderly and for the children of Another Life Kindergarten. Training to cover topics such as such as be diabetes, high blood pressure, flu and use of antibiotics, smoking and alcohol will be undertaken
Please do pray for this work, the partnership with ABC, and that we would see an overall improvement in the health situations of those who benefit from these activities.