Mosul Treatment Center
March 2020 Report
Since December 2019 our treatment center in Mosul has received an additional 75 new individual patient cases. Most patients suffer from psychological problems and post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from the recent history of ISIS control and the war for liberation which followed. Every patient is provided with necessary medication and therapy as pertains to their needs.
Public Education and New Refferrals
As part of our mission to provide mental health treatment in Mosul and the surrounding rural areas, our team conducts awareness training and lectures in public schools. The purpose of these lectures is to educate about and normalize mental health treatment while dispelling some myths which surround mental health.
After each lecture our team receives referrals from attendees. Due to our center’s limited staffing and the high demand many new patients must wait an average of 30 days before their first appointment. Over the next 3 months our goal is to reduce the wait time for new patients by hiring more staff to meet these needs. We are currently in the process hiring two new therapists in Mosul.
Government Support Remains Limited
Most government-run hospitals in Mosul don’t have the necessary medication and tools to provide treatment. Laboratory tests and surgical operations are limited to emergency cases only, leaving most people with chronic conditions without treatment. Many patients whom cannot find help from hospitals seek out our treatment center.
Providing Transportation to Rural and Impoverished Communities
Patients often express joy when referencing our transportation services which remain vital to our efforts. Roads and infrastructure remain destroyed so most people in the area have very limited mobility. Some low-income patients are reimbursed for travel expenses, which they use for food and other necessities while others are shuttled by Jiyan Foundation drivers. To lower costs, we organize transportation to be most effective and schedule patient appointments for maximum efficiency while maintaining effective treatment plans.
How Donations are Spent
We are currently collecting to fund the following needs:
- Medical equipment and medication (We are currently limited in the range of medical assistance we can provide; a larger budget will allow us to expand medical services and provide much needed medication)
- Physiotherapy room and equipment (balance and training equipment to help patient’s physical rehabilitation)
- Therapeutic toys and furniture for children (Children often respond well to objects of play, which aide in their self-expression and are essential to recovery)
- Transportation (many patients are unable to travel to the center, and the growing number of appointments means we will need to invest in transportation)
All donations collected here provide funding for the aforementioned requests and in accordance with necessity and demand.
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