Doctors working with WAHA International, ASB’s implementing partner on the project funded by European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) have devoted their spare time, after work in medical clinics in camps, to organize a series of educative sessions addressed to the beneficiaries.

The purpose of this movement is to spread useful information regarding several topics of general interest upon a wide range of different health issues. On this notion, WAHA’s gentle doctor – Dr Hasan Abuhamdan (a native Arabic speaker) held a very interesting presentation in May in Loutra Volvis. The topic of the presentation was: ”Instructions for prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus”. The attendees of the session were pleased with the information received and they even addressed several questions to doctor after.

A brochure with a special diet for people with diabetes (written in English and Arabic, prepared by the help of Dr Hasan and our interpreter Ahmed Al Saleh) was distributed in the end of the session to diabetic patients. This friendly, interactive presentation was highly appreciated by the beneficiaries and WAHA promised to repeat it in the near future.

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