A Look into the Future
The Egypt Mobile Health Clinic
The mortality rate in Egypt is 22 infant deaths per 1,000 live births
The number jumps to 35 deaths in rural villages in Upper Egypt.
Egypt has the highest prevalence of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) globally, with the prevalence rate among 15 to 59-year-olds estimated at 14.7 percent.
Groups with higher prevalence rates include lower educated populations, rural populations, low income groups, and men.
In terms of macronutrient deficiencies
around 1 in 5 children under the age of five are classified as stunted and 1 in 10 are classified as severely stunted.
More than 1 in 4 children in Egypt suffer from some degree of anemia.
The Egypt Mobile Health Clinic was founded on the belief that every man, woman, and child, regardless of financial means, deserves high quality, coordinated, community based, family centered, and comprehensive care.
The Egypt Mobile Health Clinic will launch in the fall of 2019. To start, it will operate 5 times a month and be sent out on mobile convoys to various areas around Egypt. It will host two regular clinics in the rural communities and villages in Minia, Assiout, and two ongoing clinics in Cairo suburbs in Haggana and Izbet el Nakhl.
A primary care physician will be hired to manage and lead the mobile clinic program in the different regions.
EVERY MOBILE CLINIC VISIT WILL INCLUDE:
An OBGYN female physician
1 lab technician
Poor and under-served patients are automatically eligible to benefit from the mobile clinic services, with high emphasis on women, children, and elderly people - especially those suffering from anemia and chronic diseases.
The Egypt Mobile Health Clinic will provide an integrated package of family health services mapped to the growing burden of disease, with targeted scale up in lagging areas.
The mobile clinic will promote an essential package of family health services would include:
Free and cost-effective interventions related to maternal health and nutrition; family planning and reproductive health, including management of sexually-transmitted diseases; child health and immunizations; outpatient management of diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease; and tuberculosis treatment;
Be linked to public health programs for critical diseases like Hepatitis C and NCDs.
Be linked to higher levels of care via referrals.
A unique aspect of the Hope Mobile Health Clinic will be the use of telemedicine and video consultations on the unit. The mobile clinic will be fully outfitted with a state-of-the-art telemedicine platform, Mend by Tend, which will allow patients in remote areas of Egypt to be connected to a network of elite physicians and specialists they need from all over the world.
The platform may be used to facilitate an initial consultation, as well as follow-up and second opinions. The platform will also allow ongoing collaboration and knowledge sharing between physicians in Egypt and those from around the world. The clinic staff will coordinate with volunteer doctors and specialists from around the world to provide telehealth consultations for patients during regularly scheduled appointments and will also provide language translations as needed.