KHF Outreach
Institute for Family Health offers Free Mobile Eye Clinic in Zaatari Camp
27th September 2012
Free Vision Tests in Zaatari Camp

September 27, 2012 – The Noor Al Hussein Foundation’s Institute for Family Health offered its mobile eye clinic for three days beginning Tuesday, September 25th to Syrian adults and youth in the Zaatari Camp as part of the NHF’s ongoing support to refugees in Jordan.

The mobile eye clinic, staffed by Optikos Shami, administered more than 200 vision tests to patients from the Saudi field hospital, the Moroccan field hospital, and the Jordan Health AID Society field hospital in addition to screening walk-ins.

Patients in need of corrective lenses will receive a pair of eyeglasses for free.

In addition to free vision tests, psychologists from the Institute for Family Health (IFH) conducted wellness awareness sessions for the women which included information about child social development, early marriage, and challenges involving adolescents.

Staff from the IFH also provided recreational activities for children including games, face painting, and snacks.

The IFH is working with the Syrian refugees through the implementation of three projects in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UNICEF, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Thanks to the generosity of donor Mrs. Nicole Richard of France, the new mobile eye clinic was officially launched by Queen Noor on June 4, 2012. Free eye clinics have already been held for underserved communities in Al Mafraq, Al Hashimi, Sweileh, and in the Baqa’a Camp among others.

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