AFRO-EUROPEAN MEDICAL AND RESEARCH NETWORK
Overview of the AEMRN Mobile Clinics Programme
Here is the schedule for currently planned mobile clinics.
Experiences from past volunteers, Pictures, Videos of past mobile clinics can be accessed from our website – www.aemrn.org
Condition for participation can be accessed from Website and you can apply to participate by filling in the online form or sending an email to: [email protected]
The Afro-European Medical and Research Network (AEMRN) is a non-governmental and not-for-profit -organization, working with a strong vision of partnerships to improve quality of life, especially the health of people living in resource-limited settings. AEMRN headquarters are in Bern, Switzerland for global operations and Liberia for the Africa region. Focal points are located in Cameroon, Congo DRC, Eritrea, France, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Togo, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe and many more.
The members and activities of AEMRN focus on public health issues, including medical, mental, social, educational needs and support. AEMRN welcomes participation regardless of religion or socio-economic background. AEMRN works with individual professional volunteers and also works in partnership with public health organizations.
AEMRN is both a network and an organization that implements specific projects. The AEMRN network is multi-disciplinary and brings together active professionals in education, medicine, engineering, nursing, and medical logistics to work together in supporting people in need. AEMRN activities include training and conferences for sharing and professional development as well as special mobile clinics. The combination of our network, activities and mobile clinics provides a platform for health promotion, training and clinical service delivery.
The Mobile Clinics programme
AEMRN recruits medical volunteers and other professionals from around the world to promote multi-cultural exchanges of knowledge, peace and understanding. In line with this vision, the concept of medical work camps with mobile clinics involves physically going to communities, living with the people, sharing information, and providing support and health services. Volunteers with medical and other needed experience operate the mobile clinic services under guidance from local health care providers, national health officials, and AEMRN leadership.
The medical work camps are multidisciplinary, including doctors, physician assistants, nurses, paramedics, researchers, health educators, medical logisticians, and pharmacists.
Supportive services are also provided by volunteers irrespective of race, creed and socila Affiliation e.g. pastors, muslims, other religious leaders, and medical and nursing students.
AEMRN promotes South-South and North-South collaboration with members of its Africa-wide network joining local health professionals and volunteers from the USA and Europe etc. to contribute to the Programme.
The mobile clinic teaches, promotes, and treats.
It is an opportunity to bring needed medical care to regions in Need and also can act as an entry point for delivering specialized services or for training and Promotion.
The goals of the medical camps are to:
- Address the health needs of underserved populations close to their local communities.
- Contribute to, augment and strengthen the efforts of the local health delivery system.
- Engage in health education and health promotion activities in the local communities.
- Collaborate with national and local health sector organisations to organise continuing professional education including sustainable ‘training the trainers’ approaches.
- Encourage health care providers to engage in collaboration and research projects in a collective attempt to address health problems of local and wider relevance.
The detailed activities and therefore resource requirements of the mobile clinic programme vary between the countries, however the following dimensions should be noted:
- The clinic team typically consists of around 40 health professionals at any one time.
- The number of patients treated is likely to vary between 500 and 1,000 per clinic day.
- Some 75% of clinic attendances are family groups including young children.
The non-clinical factors affecting costs include:
- Distance and means of transport from international arrival point(s) to local area centre.
- Number of separate clinic sites and distance from local area centre to clinic sites.
- Cost of local accommodation and subsistence for volunteers.
- Quantities of medical supplies used and balance between donated and purchased medical supplies.
We thank you very much in advance for your Support.
"Together We Can Make It Happen"
Dr. Charles Senessie and AEMRN Team