Egyptian doctors will be coming to Namibia to offer free medical services to local communities.
The group, known as the Coptic Medical Association of North America (CMANA), will start their journey at the Coptic Orthodox Church in Pioneers Park on Sunday.
According to an overview report seen by The Namibian, the group in collaboration with the health ministry, will visit several schools and non-governmental organisations.
They will offer various medical services, food and other services to communities.
CMANA plans on using medication and surgical supplies of around N$600 000 to reach the informal areas in Windhoek.
According to the overview, surgeries will also be performed in the Windhoek Central and Katutura hospitals from 24 April to 28 April. The mission will be led by CMANA president Hani Ashamalla.
The mission has been involved with several schools in the Khomas region in terms of medical, dental and psychological support over the past seven years.
This will be their eighth year in Namibia.
The association plans to offer medical, dental and psychological services and will also give motivational talks at five selected schools in the region – Mount View High School, CJ Brandt High School, Havana Project School, Acacia High School and Cosmos High School.
The mission will include American and Egyptian specialists in neurosurgery, plastic surgery, gynaecology, orthopaedics and other specialties.
In their previous outreach in 2022, the mission reached 2 366 adults, 1 509 children and dispensed 3 874 prescriptions.
Youseff Saad, who is directing the outreach, says they are expecting to have a few hundred cases evaluated and a few thousand children.
“We are expecting a lot of interaction and knowledge exchange between the visiting doctors and the local doctors as well,” Saad said.
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