Mobile Medical Units
"As one of the only healthcare providers in a mobile setting, we are able to benefit a much larger number of people living in wider geographical areas across the Bekaa Valley. This means that families who can't afford transport can still receive medical aid."
The EMA mobile health clinic provides regular, affordable, and accessible primary healthcare to over 50 camps in the Al Marj and Saadnayel areas of the Bekaa Valley. Since it's creation, EMA has treated patients of all ages, with conditions ranging from infectious diseases to pneumonia, burns, heart disease, urine infections, and common seasonal conditions. All services and the medications necessary to treat them are heavily subsidised by EMA thanks to our generous donors and supporters.
We provide access to free, primary healthcare services in the mobile medical units to communities who are living in isolated areas and cannot afford regular healthcare. We assess, treat, and refer patients in addition to providing medical advice and guidance to ensure they maintain good health and live healthier and longer lives. As one of the only health providers in a mobile setting, we are able to benefit a much larger number of people living in wider geographical areas across the Bekaa Valley. This means that families who can't afford transport can still receive medical aid.
We have two equipped vans to be fully operational mobile clinics. Up until December 2022, we visited 50 settlements each month, reaching up to 75,000 individuals, many of whom are children. Each camp was visited every ten to fourteen days. This mobile service is unique in this geographical area: no other health clinic is mobile. Mobile health clinics allow for EMA to serve the Syrian refugee community where they are. This saves them the cost of transportation to a health center, a cost burden many are unable to bear. Many families who may have access to cheap healthcare cannot access it. They cannot even afford the $0.50 to travel to the hospital: even when healthcare is discounted for them at 70%, the fees are still unaffordable.
With our mobile medical units, we provide the solution to both of these issues: free healthcare, at the door of refugee settlements. We support the long term sustainable living for the communities, by providing not just one-off healthcare, but visits to all of our locations twice a month - to provide follow up where necessary. Our clinics are led and supported by local refugee doctors and support staff, running an adult clinic and paediatrics clinic.