Medical Team for Rohingya Camps:
Since the beginning of October 2017, our 16 member medical team of physicians and paramedics/health workers has been posted in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh to serve the Rohingya refugees. Our team serves an average of 6,600 patients per month, for a total of more than 31,000 patients to date, at our two medical centers in the Kutupalong and Balukhali camps. Our Medical team is working in coordination with the Control Room to set up the government and will also coordinate/collaborate with other interested organizations including CDC, IEDCR, UNFPA, UNHCR, etc for mass vaccination of the children and adults, treatment, wound dressing and emergency management, for 800,000 Rohingya refugees.
We are raising funds locally (in the USA, tax-exempt 501c3) and also in Bangladesh. We are also collecting medicines and other medical supplies, and a transport van to be used in the local areas to carry medical team and daily supplies of medicines/salines/etc.
If you or your organization or someone you know would be interested to participate and/or contribute/donate to the cause, please use the DONATE tab above. You may also visit our Facebook page here.
Bringing Innovative Health Solutions to Rohingya Camps:
Using a very simple paperless digital technology, HAEFA medical teams in Kutupalong and Balukhali, Ukhiya Rohingya camps have been providing medical care and medicines to around 300 patients per day since October 9, 2017. In these remote places without electricity and 3G phone lines, our dedicated members of HAEFA have been using solar panels to charge the local wifi router, laptop and handheld TABs to register patients and store their medical records. Each patient is followed up longitudinally for further treatment using their digital health-card containing a picture and a scannable unique barcode. Salute to our dedicated HAEFA medical professionals who have been serving humanity in a very harsh and unhygienic condition 6 days per week!
Healthcare for Garment Factory Workers:
At Health on Wheels, our mission is to empower the underprivileged through preventive and curative health care. A health care delivery program of HAEFA (Health and Education for All), Health on Wheels provides on-site health care to industrial workers, with a special emphasis on women’s health.
Health on Wheels provide health screenings for common diseases, ongoing preventative care including health and feminine hygiene education, immunizations, and ante- and post-natal care. Health on Wheels provide on-site diagnosis and treatment for infectious diseases including diarrhea, typhoid, tuberculosis, and for chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart failure. The major goals of Health on Wheels are to help the workers live self-sufficient, healthier, happier and more productive lives.
Health on Wheels is an on-site mobile health care delivery system devised by HAEFA, a not-for-profit organization. Health on Wheels uses on-site healthcare workers, sophisticated cell phone-based m-Health and electronic medical record (EMR) software to coordinate screening test results, diagnosis, and treatment regime with our physicians. All patient and employer records are kept strictly confidential and secure. Hundreds of workers are seen each month, with regular follow up appointments scheduled as necessary to improve their physical and mental health, and sustain their well-being.
Our on-site preventative care includes:
- Ante- and post-natal care to ensure safe infant delivery,
- Health and general hygiene education
- Feminine health and hygiene education
Our on-site curative care includes:
- Treatment of infectious disease such as typhoid, malaria, tuberculosis, dengue, hepatitis, diarrhea
- Treatment of chronic disease and non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, and high-risk pregnancy
When Health on Wheels is welcomed on-site to a factory or worksite, all workers are screened and any necessary treatments are started. Because Health on Wheels is not a “one and done” program, each worker receives a health card and unique ID number linked to their confidential electronic medical record, enabling our healthcare professionals to continue ongoing follow up appointments, treatments and monitoring, using the latest cell phone-based software and technology.
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