Louise Annaud/MSF
Dr Omar Ahmed Algargary, Mobile clinic doctor, Zummar “We offer healthcare to population affected by war, those who do not have access to other health facilities. We go where people need us most. The most frequent pathologies are urinary tract infection (UTI), chest infection, gastro enteritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and joint pain; for non-communicable diseases, we usually see hypertension, diabetes, asthma, hyperthyroidism and epilepsy.
There was no primary health structure in Khuber before MSF’s mobile clinic, so sick people would go to the pharmacy in the next village to buy drugs without any consultation. Now they come from all villages around to the mobile clinic.
During the first visit, we diagnose the patient, but we also explain him the fact that it is a chronic disease and what it means. They need to understand the importance of their treatment and the effect of each drugs. Sometimes, some of them come for follow up consultations and tell me they have stopped to take some drugs because they felt better. It is very dangerous for their health.»