In collaboration with the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center, the Jordanian Society for the Care of Diabetes, and the Faculty of Pharmacy at Petra University, EMPHNET organized a free medical and health awareness day in Ibbin, Ajloun on July 6, 2019.
This free medical day was organized to raise awareness on women’s health, child health, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular health, and the use of antibiotics.
Medical doctors from the public and private sector as well as students from the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Mutah University, and Al- Balqa’ Applied University volunteered for this event.
The volunteers ran medical examinations on men and women for diabetes, hypertension, and breast cancer (clinical examination). They also explained to community members the essential self-care related to women’s and child health, smoking, cardiovascular health, hypertension, diabetes, and the proper use of antibiotics.
Furthermore, community members attending this event participated in filling out a questionnaire, developed by EMPHNET, regarding breast cancer awareness. The questionnaire was conducted with the aid of trained medical students from Al- Balqa’ Applied University and Mutah University.
Health promotion brochures were also distributed to the participants, along with glucometers, and vouchers for free follow-up mammogram tests.
This evet activity is the second community outreach in the framework of a recent collaboration between EMPHNET and public health stakeholders in Jordan. The first was conducted for underserved communities in Ghor Al-Safi on May 3, 2019.