ARSAL, LEBANON: The community medicine and mental health teams from the Al Amal Medical Center in Arsal, Lebanon, continue efforts to raise community awareness about various health topics through a series of informational campaigns supported by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief). The outreach programs are part of a larger project to enhance health care services for Syrian refugees and host community members in Arsal.
The team held an awareness campaign for nutritional and pediatric malnutrition education. Another program focused on public education about COVID-19, including information about symptoms, methods of transmission and preventing the spread of the virus. Hygiene kits were also distributed which contained hand sanitizer, protective face coverings and other supplies.
In one of the IDP camps for women, the Social Health Center team presented an awareness session on breastfeeding. Specialist Duha Al Suqi explained that this campaign targeted pregnant and lactating women with information about safe childbirth and the advantages of breastfeeding. Attendees were given personal hygiene kits and informational brochures.
The mental health team held special children’s activities, educational and recreational sessions under the supervision of specialists focusing on improving children’s mental health and helping them to find a sense of normalcy in their lives. The children enjoyed the activities, and supervisor of the psychological support team at Al Amal Center, Hanan Al Atar, thanked KSrelief for its commitment to improving the lives of all Yemeni children.
The head of the town of Arsal, Basil Al Hujairi, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, for its clear contribution to implementing and supporting projects that preserve and improve lives.