Organized by ISESCO and Alwaleed Philanthropies in Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Sixth Medical, Social and Educational Caravan launched
The Sixth Medical, Social and Educational Caravan, co-organized by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and Alwaleed Philanthropies over the period from 08 to 14 February 2018, was launched yesterday morning in the Commune of Marcory, south of Abidjan, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, for the benefit of women and children in several health centers in Abidjan.
The caravan’s launch was overseen by the Minister of Health and Public Hygiene in the Ivorian government, Dr Raymonde Goudou Coffie, on behalf of the caravan’s sponsor, Ms Dominique claudine Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire; ISESCO representative Dr Maha Merezak, Supervisor of Social and Human Sciences Directorate; several officials in the Ministries of Health and National Education and Technical and Vocational Training in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire; representatives of institutions contributing to the organization of the caravan; and various volunteer doctors from Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire.
According to a statement by the Ivorian Public Health Minister, 1470 women and children will benefit from the free medical checks.
The caravan’s programme consists of two phases. At the first phase, which will stretch from 08 to 10 February 2018, free medical checks will be provided to women, children and older persons, while many medical equipment, medicines and vaccines will be donated to the health centers in Abidjan and its environs.
The second phase of the caravan, which will run from 11 to 14 February, will be dedicated to introducing school children to the basics of reproductive health, hygiene, and breastfeeding, as well as raising awareness about the dangers of drug use, violence in school settings and the importance of pursuing studies and educational attainment. Moreover, School supplies, books, computers, and clothes will also be delivered to school children in some poor neighborhoods in Abidjan.