Health Education & Awareness
"Our team implements Public Health Education and awareness to strengthen public health infrastructure and to enhance disease prevention."
Our health education programmes are designed to help Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities to improve their health as individuals and ensure health equality within the local communities that receive substandard care. The aim is to promote effective public health policies in terms of practices and attitudes, by advancing knowledge and addressing the public health issues and requirements of the served refugee population. It includes guidance and advice for chronic conditions, antimicrobial resistance, nutrition and women's health.
The EMA medical team, supported by international healthcare volunteers, deliver practical First Aid training programs to Syrian refugees and disadvantaged communities living across the Bekaa valley. The sessions are aimed at acquainting Syrian refugees and local beneficiaries with basic lifesaving knowledge and skills to ensure effective response, should domestic incidents occur in possibly challenging environments. The aim is to encourage refugees to be equipped with basic first aid skills and be capable of supporting their families and local communities in case of emergencies. Many of these communities live in canvas tents, often with several hazards which cannot be avoided therefore our programs are adapted and inclusive of the context in which we operate.