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Mobile clinic in Iraqi Kurdistan

Mobile clinic in Iraqi Kurdistan

During a project's visit in Kurdistan, Małgorzata Olasińska-Chart went with a mobile clinic to one of the Kolay villages. The villagers are always aware  about the doctor's visit by the muhtar, the head of the village. The doctor always has a prepared work station and the patient queue forms immediately as soon as the clinic staff appears in the yard of the muhtar home. The clinic leaves for villages in the afternoon when the doctor, nurse and pharmacist finish their work in the hospital. The doctor, the hygiene promoter, the nurse several hours examine the patients, provide information about hygiene and avoidance of bacterial diseases. Now, in the spring time, the most common problems are skin and respiratory allergies, infections and fungal diseases. The clinic finishes work before the sunset to return safely to the city.

The project "Support for basic medical care, dental care and improvement of hygiene conditions of the local population and IDP in the province of Diyala" is co-financed by the development cooperation program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

Photos by Adam Golec