MOZAMBIQUE - UNICEF, the UN agency which provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries has been working in the South-East African country of Mozambique for almost 40 years. One of the most pressing problems it is facing is the recent surge of HIV and AIDS. Official estimates for 2011 reported a prevalence of HIV in Mozambique of 11.5% of the population. Since 2012, more than 2.5 million people in remote locations have received HIV/AIDS education and health services through UNICEF's Multimedia Mobile Units. Since that time the prevalence of HIV has levelled off in the country. UNICEF also uses Mobile health services to reach out to children in rural Mozambique.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
INDIA - Mobile 1000 is the 'flagship program' of the Wockhardt Foundation, a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is "to operate 1000 Mobile Health Vans to provide free primary healthcare to 25 million Indians in rural India." Currently, 100 mobile health units are in operation in rural areas in 15 states. Each unit serves 25,000 patients/year.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
LOUISIANA - Smiles 2 Geaux (S2G) is a non-profit public health organization that provides dental care to underserved and disadvantaged populations within New Orleans using mobile dental clinics. S2G works with a variety of public, private, and community-based organizations to provide comprehensive oral health care to children and senior citizens who cannot afford treatment.