EMPHNET recently collaborated with King Hussein Cancer Center, Jordan Ministry of Health (MoH), the Jordanian Society for the Care of Diabetes, Al-Balqa Applied University, and the Department of Pharmacy at Petra University in organizing a community outreach activity. This was a free medical day aimed at raising awareness on non-communicable diseases in the underserved rural area of Ghor Al-Safi, Jordan. The activity focused on women’s health, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular health, and use of antibiotics.
The free medical day took place on May 3, 2019, at Ghor Al-Safi Primary Health Care Center where doctors, assisted by nurses, conducted medical examinations/ tests on men and women visiting the clinic for the day. The targeted audience was the local population of Ghor Al-Safi of all age groups, and examinations and tests were for diabetes, hypertension, and breast cancer (clinical examination).
Most of the recipients of the above services participated in a questionnaire, developed by EMPHNET, regarding breast cancer awareness. The questionnaire was conducted through trained medical students from Al-Balqa Applied University.
In one-on-one sessions, nurses also explained to patients concepts like essential self-care related to women’s health, cardiovascular health, hypertension, diabetes, and the proper use of antibiotics.
The activity was concluded by providing the patients with vouchers for free follow-up mammogram tests as well as health promotion brochures and booklets on non-communicable diseases.