Alwaleed Philanthropies and ISESCO organize the 4th Medical, Educational & Socio-Cultural Caravan in Al Hoceima Province
Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, in partnership with the ISESCO, launched the fourth medical, socio-educational and cultural caravan project in Al Hoceima Province in Morocco.
The caravan project is being organized by both public and governmental entities such as the Moroccan Ministry of Health and the Moroccan Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training, in addition to the Les Laboratories Pharmaceutiques PHARMA 5 and the Noor Foundation for women empowerment in the Kingdom of Morocco.
The caravan provided 8000 beneficiaries mostly women and children with health services, educational services, and social services. From health perspective, the caravan supplied villagers with cardiac, ear, nose, and throat tests as well as prenatal checks for mothers and surgery for children. Additionally, Alwaleed Philanthropies donations will be used towards health centres in the Al Hoceima Province for purchasing medical equipment’s, medicines and vaccines. Simultaneously, Alwaleed Philanthropies and ISESCO launched a campaign aimed at women and girls to spread awareness on the importance of reproductive health, family planning, child vaccination, early marriage, gender equality and child labor.
The first phase of the caravan project took place in Guelmim, Morocco. Whereas, the second phase was dispatched in the city of Azilal, located in the central region of Morocco, along with nine other neighboring villages. After assessing the project and determining effective approaches, the project model was then implemented in Senegal, Mali, and Burkina Faso, throughout 2015-2017 while taking into consideration different governmental policies.
“Women and girls are often at the losing end of healthcare, especially those in lesser developed countries. Alwaleed Philanthropies and ISESCO aim to bring about medical awareness and quality healthcare to the villages and towns across Senegal,” said Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud.
For over 37 years, Alwaleed Philanthropies has supported and initiated projects in over 124 countries regardless of gender, race, or religion. Alwaleed Philanthropies collaborates with a range of philanthropic, governmental and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education.