Medical Caravan of Ramadan 1439/2018 June 2018

This year, the Phosboucraa Foundation joined forces with the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity’s Ramadan-month humanitarian operation, which aims to provide local medical support at several sites in the Guelmim-Oued Noun region.
This Ramadan medical caravan took place from May 21 to June 8 and visited five sites in the region: Assa, Ifrane Atlas-Saghir, Asrir, El Ouatia, and Tan-Tan. In total, 26,530 patients benefited from consultations, a figure that exceeds the initial target of 25,000 people and is a testament to the success of this important initiative.

This caravan was organized in two parts. The first consisted in providing specialized medical services, dispensing medication, and compiling a complete medical file for each beneficiary. The second was devoted to patients requiring surgical procedures that will be conducted with provincial health delegations just after Ramadan. With its seven mobile units housing four ultrasound machines, a laboratory, an ophthalmology unit, and a dentistry unit, as well as an ambulance and two pharmacies, the caravan offered specialized multidisciplinary services during the holy month, including general medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry, radiology, ultrasound, gynecology, pediatrics, gastrology, endocrinology, rheumatology, pulmonology, and biological analyses. Medication will be distributed free of charge to patients.

The caravan mobilized a large medical and paramedical staff of six general practitioners, three dentists, two clinical biologists, two rheumatologists, two pediatricians, one critical care doctor, one gastrologist, one traumatologist, three gynecologists, one orthodontist, and twelve technicians and nurses. The operation’s success also requires the participation of eleven executives from the Mohammed V Foundation and the Phosboucraa Foundation who joined the mission to provide managerial and organizational support.
This crew also included the Ministry of Health’s provincial teams. By joining this unique Ramadan humanitarian campaign, the Phosboucraa Foundation confirmed its commitment to Southern communities and strengthened its local engagement, which already includes 16 humanitarian missions in Guelmim, Bouizakarne, Tata, Dakhla, Assa, Smara, Tan-Tan, Laayoune, and Sidi Ifni, with a total of 31,563 consultations and 5,647 surgeries benefiting more than 25,000 beneficiaries.