Misr International University Comprehensive Development Convoy to Youssef Al-Seddik Center, Fayoum Governorate
Misr International University Comprehensive Development Convoy to Youssef Al-Seddik Center, Fayoum Governorate16 Aug 2022
As part of MIU continuous role to support community service, raise awareness, and provide health education, MIU Community Service and Environmental Development Council launched a comprehensive development convoy to Salem Gad village, in Youssef Al-Siddiq Center in Fayoum Governorate, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. MIU Faculties and most of the university’s student clubs shared in this effort. The convoy offered services to 500 citizens. These services included:
– Medical care in the specialties of ophthalmology, internal medicine, pediatrics, ear, nose and throat, dermatology, orthopedics was provided by experienced doctors in each field, and health care providers. Free medicines were distributed to the patients screened during the visit, based on their diagnosis.
– The citizens were offered examination and diagnosis of oral and dental health. Treatment plans for oral surgery, gum treatment, and nerve fillings were carried out. Toothpastes and guidance publications were distributed, in addition awareness on oral and dental health was provided.
– Awareness campaigns in various fields were carried out to cover topics including computer skills, marketing, the importance of women’s work, the importance of girls’ education, translation of medical and technical terms, healthy food, maternal and child health, nutrition, and personal hygiene, first aid, and the safe use of drugs.
– Sixteen houses in the villages of Afifi, Al-Khawajat, Salem Gad, and Al-Sa’ida were painted.
– In-kind assistance was delivered to families in the under privileged villages. Such assistance included 100 food packages, 15 beds, 15 mattresses, 20 electrical appliances (cooker, washing machine, refrigerator).
At the end of the day, a celebration was held for the participating children to bring them joy and happiness.
The event was attended by Dr. Walid Hassan, Head of the Central Dental Department at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Hatem Gamal, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in Fayoum, Accountant Kamal Salloma, Head of Youssef Al-Siddiq Center and City, Dr. Hanan Bahaa, Director of the Dental Department in Fayoum Directorate, and Hamdi Awad Gouda, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Islamic Society in the village of Salem Gad.
Questionnaires measuring societal needs and satisfaction with the services provided during the convoy were distributed to 131 participants. The respondents included 82 females (62.6%), and 49 males (37.4%). Craftsman, government employees, housewives, students, and some unemployed took part in the survey. About 22.2% did not specify the nature of their occupation. According to the survey the societal needs most demanded by respondents were medical aid (55%), connecting utilities (electricity, water, sewage, and natural gas) (45.1%), oral and dental examination and treatment (39.7%), and literacy courses (37.4%).
The results of the satisfaction questionnaire with the services provided showed that the awareness services regarding the use of medicines, the prevention of early childhood caries and the furnishing of apartments received an excellent rating of 100%. The satisfaction rate (excellent / very good) reached more than 80% in all services provided. The average overall evaluation of satisfaction with the convoy from the beneficiaries’ point of view was 4.5 out of 5, with a rate of 90%.
The 147 MIU participants in the convoy and the accompanying pediatrician answered an evaluation survey of the whole experience. The average overall participant satisfaction in the convoy was 4.1 out of 5, with a rate of 82%. Moreover, 95.9% of the participants expressed their desire to participate in other convoys in the future.