The mission and vison of Caravana cu Medici
Our project targets rural Romania, and is focused on the people who don’t even have access to basic medical services - especially those for whom the national healthcare system is out of reach because of their health status, or because of financial/infrastructural reasons.
Gestures that are considered commonplace for many of us – such as the routine blood sampling, the screening of breast cancer, cervical cancer or prostate cancer, obesity and arterial hypertension prevention through hypolipidemic, respectively salt-restrictive, diets – are considered novelties in a world where the access to medical care is difficult because earning a living is much harder.
Twelve times a year, during the weekend, we gather a multidisciplinary team of doctors (20-30 specialists, residents and medical students) in collaboration with the local authorities. We evaluate the health status of the population free of charge, so that between 150-200 patients receive clinical consults, blood and urine tests, electrocardiograms, abdominal echography and echocardiography examinations and specialty consults: internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics etc.
The main goal of Caravana cu Medici is to provide residents in rural areas with basic medical care, to raise awareness regarding screening tests and to educate the rural population on taking care of their health. This way, we offer basic medical services and education to the rural population, encouraging them to become more responsible and dedicated to their own health.