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SANA’s Team Returns to Jabal Al Biddawi 28 Nov 2017
2017-11-28
SANA’s team returned Jabal Al Biddawi on a medical and

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SANA’s Team Returns to Jabal Al Biddawi 28 Nov 2017
SANA’s Team in Jabal Al Biddawi 17 Oct 2017
2017-10-17
SANA’s team carried out the first medical and educational mission

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SANA’s Team in Jabal Al Biddawi 17 Oct 2017
SANA’s Team Back at Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital 10 Oct 2017
2017-10-10
SANA’s team returned to Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital in Tripoli

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SANA’s Team Back at Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital 10 Oct 2017

Akkar Health Dispensaries 24 May 2011

Meetings have been arranged with the medical representatives for the key health dispensaries in Akkar to establish a formal relationship between them and SANA. Subsequently, SANA can determine how it may cooperate with them in order to be of assistance in the prenatal care being offered to their respective obstetrical population. Some of these dispensaries may have sonographic  capabilites . Here,  SANA plans on providing the needed theoretical and hands on training to the caregivers based on their needs’ assessment. Those that are lacking sonographic equipment shall undergo the training as well and upon completion of the training, SANA shall work with key donors in order to secure songraphic machines for those communities.

 

May 24, 2011: SANA's First Needs-Assessment Visit

SANA's first needs-assessment trip was to Knaisse, Akkar. The road took us seaside then to the inner valley. Glistening snow covered mountains loomed in the distance. Dual road. Tent houses with rooftops 'tiled' by tires.  Vast farm land with grazing cows and engrossed farmers. Salt mills. Cows tied right alongside the homes. And we reach our destination!


Warm greeting by the village's "Mukhtar" which is the Arabic for the 'chosen one', chosen by his fellow villagers to represent them. He is there with 3 of the male elders, 8 young males, an elder elder mother and towards the end of our meeting, a young wife and daughter appear on the scene. Refreshments are served by a young male in the backyard.
"We are 700 inhabitants with almost 50 deliveries a year. As of 2 years ago and 4 maternal deaths, all of our mothers now deliver at a regional governmental hospital. There is no health dispensary in the village. Only 3% get routine prenatal care given that their husbands are employed with health coverage or are in the military".


There is such eagerness for anything we can offer: prenatal care, basic screening and guidance, supplying prenatal vitamins, to name a few... As a result, SANA is assessing how we may be able to assist by providing prenatal care with set visits to the village in order to try and supply some of the basic needs... In addition, the possibility of setting up a permanent health dispensary for several of the neighboring villages is being looked into...