Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy.. Renew Hope

Within the areas of war and conflict, where a person lives countless challenges that reflect one after the other on his life and on his relationship with those around him, in those areas in particular, the mobility disability becomes something like the virtual death of those afflicted with it! Disability is considered to be of unspeakable physical and psychological pain in normal circumstances, so how if your home is in a state of war, conflict, or economic collapse?

There may be many types, causes and forms of mobility disabilities, but the majority of them unite in one path of salvation and treatment, this path is the physiotherapy, so what exactly is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is a series of therapeutic activities that are provided to individuals in order to restore movement to the normal limit, while developing and maintaining functional abilities at all levels of life that a person goes through, in addition to improving the quality of life, rehabilitation and the possibility of moving again in the natural way as possible.

 

Yemen and Syria

War zones were the most deserving of care in this regard, in addition to the fact that the war operations in them had physically damaged thousands of people, and resulted in them severe injuries that led to multiple mobility disabilities, so physiotherapy services within these areas had to be given utmost importance, taking into account the humanitarian conditions, and sensitive to the population whose interests, livelihoods, and even homes have been destroyed by wars.

For all this, “Al-Ameen” for humanitarian support moved to take over the responsibility of physiotherapy centers in two countries that have been devastated by wars and conflicts and are still, which are: Yemen and Syria, making their peoples vulnerable to various injuries that have produced innumerable mobility disabilities. As the “Al-Ameen” teams supervise four physiotherapy centers in Yemen in “Aden – Taiz – Saioun – Maareb” and one center in Syria in “Idlib”.

As a matter of accurate statistics, during the month of April alone, Taiz Physiotherapy Center received 109 patients, Aden Center received 86 patients, while Saioun Center received 182 patients, Maareb Center received 146 patients, and Ariha Center in Syria received 183 patients.

 

Physiotherapy renews Sami’s hope

Many human stories that were reported to the physiotherapy centers in Yemen and Syria, Among them, we bring today the story of the 36-year-old young man “Sami Saeed Anbar” from Republic of Yemen -Hadramout city, who is a father of three, and works in his small project in his three-wheeled bicycle to transport goods and livestock to all the people of Saioun.

Sami does not leave his lips with a smile in front of everyone who met him, whether he knows him or not. Sami suffered several years ago from a disability in his back after he had a fever that disrupted the functions of his organs, and this injury had adverse consequences in his life and the lives of those who support them, and it stopped His bike was out of work and became just junk in front of his house, and his body and the bodies of his young children were emaciated, and one of them became malnourished. Sami has repeatedly tried to treat his chronic disability, moving between hospitals in Hadramout, Maareb, Aden and Sana’a, but all of these attempts did not bear fruit.

The head of the physiotherapy association tells us: “Sami told us in sign language because he could not speak well, to go and go to the center for an examination and then to undergo a number of physical therapy sessions. A physiotherapist received him and we were surprised that 80% of Sami’s members had returned to Movement and to its functional services”.

The supervising technician tells us about Sami’s condition by saying:” Sami told us in sign language that he could not speak well, by going to the examination center, and then undergoing to a number of physical therapy sessions. After he visit to the Prosthetics and Rehabilitation Center in Seiyun, to follow up on his condition by specialists, and after organizing a treatment program for Sami for more than a year. The result was impressive, 80% of his organs have returned to the movement and to its functional services.

The head of physiotherapy association Society continues by saying: “The center’s workers have created a new friendship with Sami, who keeps mentioning the name of the technician always, because of his creation, reception and good treatment, not to mention that the center provides its services free of charge to all beneficiaries.”

Thus, Sami returned to his small project that achieves decent livelihoods for him by working on his motorbike, and will transport goods and livestock to citizens and displaced people in the city of Saioun, thus achieving qualitative self-sufficiency in his life that he thought that it had completely ended, and his conversion to the abysses of oblivion and valleys of despair.

 

Al-Ameen's campaign to aid

Al-Ameen’s campaign to aid the displaced

A bloody war and intense escalation are still taking place around the areas surrounding the Yemeni governorate of “Maareb” all because of Houthi militias that daily bomb residential areas and displace hundreds of thousands of families from their homes and force them to flee to less dangerous areas in the city.

The clashes have led to about twenty thousand displaced people fleeing their camps in the districts that are witnessing confrontations with the Houthi militia, and they moved to the city directorate and the valley directorate to escape the fighting, under very bad humanitarian conditions, as they lack tents and blankets, and they also need medical care and facilities, besides providing food.

 

UN statistics

According to forecasts and statistics issued by the united nations, more than 100000 people are at risk of displacement if fighting continues in and around Maareb governorate, and the website stated that the UN spokesperson said that the humanitarian partners reported the continuation of intense fighting across frontline areas in Maareb governorate, which led to Large waves of displacement since the beginning of February.

In the daily press conference from the permanent headquarters of the united nations in “New York” the spokesperson for the Secretary-General, “Stephane Dujarric” said that about 20 thousand people were displaced from the governorate of Maareb between February 8 and April 10, and he said in this regard: “Most of those who were forced to flee They are among the one million displaced people who are actually living in the governorate, which is the largest number of displaced people in Yemen”.

These actions reflected greatly on the poor families residing in the city, who suffer from a financial deficit, and it is already difficult for them to secure their livelihood, and the same applies to the displaced who were displaced to the city, and whose population density increased the prices of basic materials due to the high demand for them.

 

“Al-Ameen” initiates

Accordingly, it was necessary to respond to that problem, and to stand by the needy groups in their ordeal, and from this standpoint the role of the “Al-Ameen” for humanitarian support has emerged in securing food baskets that help in the food security of the neediest families and contribute to alleviating the effects of the humanitarian crisis in Yemeni society, where more than 700 Yemeni families of residents and displaced persons have been reached, covering about 3600 beneficiaries.

Al-Ameen has been and is still a partner in the humanitarian response in Yemen and is working hard to be a permanent aid to the affected families, always standing with the needy and alleviating their suffering and pain, especially since the existing humanitarian crisis in Yemen is one of the worst crises in the world now, and it is worth noting that the cost of the response plan humanitarian Yemen has reached 3.85 billion dollars to help 16 million people this year, and according to Dujarric, only 21% of this amount has been funded so far.

 

 

 

 
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Al-Rawda medical center

The hard conditions that Yemeni people live in are still continuing, unfortunately, due to the ravages of war and the intensification of the conflict, and the victim is always the most vulnerable and needy groups among all groups of the population, and based on this difficult situation and urgent needs, the staff of “Al-ameen” are still continuing their unlimited giving to help Yemeni people in various levels.

Perhaps the difficult situation in the city of “Sarwah” in “Maareb” governorate is representing a clear image of the suffering of the Yemeni people and their need to extend a helping hand in the fields of steadfastness support, health, community and educational care, which prompted the establishment of Al-Rawda medical center with the support of Al-ameen.

This center, located in “Rawda” area, is an integrated medical center that provides all types of healthcare and medical services of all kinds to a large segment of beneficiaries in and around that region, and is distributed between indigenous residents and displaced persons coming from other regions. The center includes general clinics that diagnose diseases in general, by specialized doctors who have extensive knowledge and skills to deal with all public health problems, and in turn they determine if there is a need to visit another health professional center.

The center also includes a women’s clinic, where the staff of that clinic performs a number of skills and responsibilities that include treating gynecological diseases in general, examining fetal heartbeat for pregnant women, preparing the pregnant woman for childbirths from the medical and psychological aspects, in addition to providing all medical therapeutic services in the field of gynecology.

Al-Rawda medical center also includes a nutritional clinic, as food is considered one of the most important treatment methods in many diseases such as diabetes, kidney failure, metabolic disorders and diseases intolerance to some nutrients, and this requires a scientifically qualified therapeutic nutritionist to translate the diet prescribed by the treating physician for foods that suit the patient and distributed over a number of meals according to the patient’s condition, so the nutritionist must be involved when prescribing nutritional therapy, and this is what the staff of the nutritional clinic at Al-Rawda medical center does with unrivaled efficiency.

Among the most important services provided by the nutritional clinic are: monitoring and evaluating the effect of meals and diets on the patient’s body and the extent of his interaction and response with them, educating people more about the importance of a healthy diet, educating them about the ability of healthy foods to prevent certain diseases and studying the extent of the effect of food on the human body, In addition to preparing nutritional diets and developing meals and diets according to the patient’s situation.

During the month of March, the center received 1171 patients, and 3221 free health services were provided, distributed to various clinics and nursing departments. The number of nursing services alone reached 293 services, and the rate of females was 52% and males 48% of the total beneficiaries of services. The community rate was 100% of the displaced, according to the register of services provided, which reflects the extent of overcrowding in that region with displaced coming from other areas where the conflict is raging.

 

 
New-prosthetics-center

New prosthetics center

New prosthetics center .. Due to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which caused by the raging conflict for 8 years, the number of Yemenis injured with various injuries as a result of mines planted by the Houthi coup militia, which resulted in many cases of amputation, as the number of disabilities, according to the international committee of the red cross, reached more than 2.2 million cases across Yemen, and based on the strategy of “KS Relief” – the health sector in the republic of Yemen – by supporting and financing prosthetics projects throughout Yemen, through the localization and improvement of prosthetics services and rehabilitation and assisting people with special needs with their involvement in social life and maintaining the continuation of their performance within society, and raising the capabilities of the workers at the prosthetics center with the latest medical sciences and modern technologies, a project for preparing and operating the new prosthetics center in “Aden” governorate (phase three) was launched today, in coordination with the ministries of planning, international cooperation and public health, in addition to the health office in Aden governorate and the governorate office for martyrs and wounded affairs.

This was done under the patronage of Dr. “Qassem Muhammad Baheebh” the minister of public health and population, and in the presence of Dr. “Ali Abdullah Saleh” the director of the public health and population office in the governorate of Aden, and Mr. “Alawi Al-Nuba” the deputy of Aden region for the affairs of the martyrs and the wounded, after the end of the rehabilitation phase restoration of the designated building and supplying it with modern equipment and supplies for the prosthetics workshop, in addition to physical therapy and rehabilitation devices for amputation patients.

The new prosthetics center has been inaugurated through the implementing partner “Al-Ameen” for humanitarian support. In its third phase in 2021, the project targets approximately 1400 beneficiaries, and the production capacity will reach the manufacture and installation of 300 prosthetics, in addition to providing maintenance and technical rehabilitation services for 150 prosthetics and 950 beneficiaries of physical therapy and rehabilitation services for amputation patients.

It is worth noting that the new center for prosthetics in Aden is the fourth qualitative center that has been activated after the “Saioun” center in “Hadramout” governorate in Yemen, where “KS Relief” contributes to supporting and operating four industrial limb centers in the governorates of Aden, Maareb, Taiz and Hadramout, to ensure the provision of health care and care for people with special needs and amputation patients, with budgets exceeding 10 million dollars.

As the number of beneficiaries of prosthetics projects throughout Yemen, fully funded by “KS Relief” in 2020, more than 13,000 beneficiaries received high-quality, free and integrated health services in the prosthetics centers, which were distributed over manufacturing, installation, technical rehabilitation, maintenance services, physiotherapy and rehabilitation of amputation patients. More than 1630 modern prosthetics have been installed in prosthetics centers throughout Yemen, and these projects have provided job opportunities for more than 160 Yemeni administrative and technical personnel.

 

مشاريع-الأمين-الصحية

Discussion about Al-Ameen projects

Discussion about Al-Ameen projects .. Within the strategy of “Al-Ameen” for humanitarian support, which is based on full coordination with health and government authorities in areas of humanitarian crisis, with the aim of ensuring access to health services to all those in need, and strengthening the emergency response to the most vulnerable groups, while maintaining independence, impartiality and non-discrimination in humanitarian work, the regional director of “Al-Ameen” in the Yemen held a meeting with the minister of public health and population in the capital “Aden”, Dr. “Qassem Ahmed Buhaibe”.

This meeting was also held in the presence of the undersecretary for the primary health care sector, Dr. “Ali Al-Walidi” and the undersecretary for therapeutic medicine, Dr. “Shawqi Al-Sharjabi” to make discussion about Al-Ameen projects in Yemen, especially in the field of prosthetics and providing free health services for people with mobility disabilities and patients amputation.

Al-Ameen Organisation contributes to operating 4 prosthetics centers in Yemen.

The number of beneficiaries of the centers ’services has reached more than 13000 beneficiaries in each of the governorates of “Aden, Maareb, Taiz and Hadramout” in 2020.

As for the primary health care sector, the health projects of “Al-Amin” were discussed in primary care services and treating malnutrition cases, to ensure full coordination with all health directorates in the targeted areas and under the supervision of the ministry’s primary health care department.

This meeting comes in the context of a series of similar meetings of “Al-Amin” with Yemeni officials.

The regional director of “Al-Amin” in Yemen had previously met with the governor of “Al-Mahra” governorate and the head of the local council, Mr. “Muhammad Ali Yasser”, in December of the last year. The two parties discussed possible development and relief interventions in “Al-Mahra” governorate, and stressed the importance of conducting a population survey and implementing a service map, to determine needs according to priority, and after that the regional director made a series of field visits to “Al-Ameen” projects throughout Yemen.

 

 

 

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Al Himma school for mobility disabled

“Al Himma” school for mobility disabled .. The lives of children with mobility disabilities constitute a fundamental concern and an increasing concern of “Al-ameen Organization”, as the need to support their special needs increases, especially in light of the difficult living conditions facing them, the spread of diseases and epidemics, and facing the second wave of the emerging corona virus pandemic.

Accordingly, a team from the center for prosthetics and rehabilitation in “Saioun” in the Hadramawt governorate, eastern Yemen, this morning visited “Al Himma” school for mobility disabled in Hadramout valley, to examine cases that need physical therapy and orthodontic support.

The visit also aimed at assessing the needs of children with mobility disabilities and exploring the possibility of supporting them and providing their requirements, in order to reintegrate these children into society to be individuals who contribute to building their future and the future of their families. The team of the center visits many disabled children every day, whose number exceeds 50% of the center’s visitors and beneficiaries.

It is worth noting that the center for prosthetics and rehabilitation in Saioun provides free services to children with mobility impairments and to all other beneficiaries, with the support and funding of “KSRelief” and the implementation of “Al-ameen”.

During the month of February, the Center provided nearly 1576 services, distributed to 238 beneficiaries, and the percentage of displaced persons among those beneficiaries was about 19%, while the percentage of residents among the beneficiaries was 81% of the total who received these services.

 

 
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Conclusion of school health project

Conclusion of school health project

The school health project aims to strengthen school health care services and manage malnutrition cases for students and educational staff for schools in Aden, and it is a project within the health sector, implemented by Al-Ameen for Humanitarian Support, with funding from KSRELIEF and in coordination with the School Health Administration in Yemen.

Under sponsorship of the director of the public health and population office in the Governorate of Aden, Dr. “Ali Abdullah Saleh,” and the director of the office of education in Aden, Dr. “Mohammad Al-Ruqibi,” and in the presence of the director of organizations affairs in the ministry of health and the director of medicinal supply at the ministry of health, a ceremony of conclusion of School health was held today, which implemented by “Al-ameen Organization”. As the project began at the beginning of October of last year, and concluded its activities in this March.

The school health project activities took place in 8 regions of Aden after the targeted primary schools were identified, and the number of project beneficiaries reached to 44000, distributed among students and the teaching and administrative staff alike.

During the project, 10 mobile clinics were formed, each clinic consisting of a doctor, a nurse, a community health worker and a mental health worker, so that the staff is under the direct supervision of the doctor in the clinic, and after that the clinic makes periodic visits to schools to provide primary health services.

Each of the clinics visited schools in the areas covered by the project, and in each classroom the purpose of the visit was defined for medical assistance and some matters of interest to children were explained and questions answered, and then a medical survey was conducted for all children in the class, all names were restricted and inspections were made. For children who have health problems and dispensing free medicines according to the cases. As for cases that need a specialist doctor, they are referred to the approved primary health centers.

As for community health professionals, they have undertaken the task of raising awareness about public health issues, personal hygiene, prevention of infectious diseases, and healthy nutrition issues, in a gentle and simple way for children. Also, mental health professionals raise awareness about some general psychological issues that children may face, such as aggression, bullying and fear, as well as directing them to study, friendship and acceptance of others.

In addition to all this, the project teams raised awareness about corona virus, and protective baskets containing masks, soap, hand sanitizer and perfumed tissues were distributed, in addition to brochures that aim to raise awareness about the epidemic.

By the conclusion of School health project, it is worth noting that the clinics examined 75301 students within the project, by visiting 106 schools, with a number of prescriptions amounting to 15061 and referrals amounting to 5208 referrals that varied between medical, nutritional and psychological cases, and 405 disabilities were recorded.

During the conclusion of school health project, the attendees discussed all aspects, proposals and recommendations for the project’s activities and the necessary mechanisms to ensure the highest levels of coordination between all parties at the level of education and health offices and the relevant authorities to ensure health services reach the target student groups.

 

 
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Project of Yemeni orphans’ empowerment

Al-Ameen Organization has been working to support people and help people everywhere it can reach. In particular, to support the segments of humanity most in need of attention and follow-up, and to strengthen resilience to life’s challenges, in a world fraught with wars, conflicts and crises.

Children are at the front of these humanitarian groups, which always require special attention and careful follow-up, especially in times of wars and conflicts. Where children are exposed to a tremendous number of psychological pressures that negatively affect them, disturb their psychological balance, and the child’s inability to express what is wandering within him and the extent of pain he feels increases the impact of these crises.

With Al-Ameen for Humanitarian Support ” in Yemen following the conflict that has been going on for more than six years, the reality of Yemeni children – especially orphans – is clearly evident in a way that calls for urgent intervention in order to support them and strengthen their resilience. The available statistics on the reality of Yemeni orphans and their families – which amounted to more than a million orphans – show the scale of the tragedy, which has reached dangerous levels, and that led to a humanitarian crisis that must be controlled.

“Al-Ameen Organization” has launched “Project of Yemeni orphans’ empowerment” in several Yemeni governorates, through which the focus will be on a complete program to ensure, rehabilitate and integrate orphan children in Yemen and empower them.

A painful reality!

There are more than 1.1 million orphans in Yemen who share the same suffering, even if there are many causes. The orphan is a child who lost one or both of his parents, and was left to face life’s difficulties with two small hands, to find himself a victim of exploitation or crime.

The project of Yemeni orphans’ empowerment seeks to compensate this orphan child as much as possible for depriving him of the tenderness of the father or mother, because the loss of parents at this age leaves severe effects on the person throughout his life and on the society in which he lives, especially if the orphan child does not find smile for him and hands tender on him.

A previous report on orphans in Yemen stated that 60 percent of them cannot complete their education, three percent have special needs, and four percent suffer from psychological problems – especially depression – while nine percent of orphan mothers suffer from chronic diseases and disabilities. Likewise, 70 percent of orphan families lack the necessary health services, and are unable to buy medicine and pay for treatment in hospitals.

Studies indicate that orphans are the most affected groups as a result of the war, which has caused a large number of children in general to suffer many psychological problems that cannot be easily treated in the short term, especially since we are in a society that is ashamed of psychological treatment. Likewise, most of the orphans are not currently enrolled in school, but have had to work in order to meet their basic requirements, and some of them resort to begging and others to steal, not to mention that some Houthi militias have forcibly recruited these orphan children to fight in their ranks.

Project activities

The idea of ​​the project is based on providing integrated care for the families of orphans, and economic recovery, through providing shelter and food, as well as educational means for orphans, accessing services and ensuring their regularity in education, and the project also includes providing psychological and health care for orphans.

The project also works to alleviate the suffering of 1000 orphans among the orphans who are in Yemen, by providing a monthly guarantee that enables orphan children to enhance their resilience and the resilience of their families in the face of life and war difficulties, in addition to providing clothing for the orphan, and a cash grant to teach him.

The school bag is also provided with all the stationery that the student needs, in addition to providing primary health care services and providing mental health services, as primary health care centers and mental health centers have been contracted to inspect and conduct the necessary monthly checks for the orphans benefiting from the project free of charge and on a monthly basis.

The project generally works to improve the conditions that orphans and their families live in under the difficult conditions that the country is experiencing, in order to preserve them from displacement, deviations and extremism, and to reunite families so that they do not disintegrate and become vulnerable to loss, and in order to establish them in their original areas as much as possible.

The families of orphans or their dependents are also indirect beneficiaries of the project of Yemeni orphans’ empowerment, as sponsoring orphans reduces the financial burden on the families and families of orphans, and contributes to relieving family burdens by relying on others to secure their requirements.

Ensuring integrative care for orphans and their families will benefit society in Yemen on the social and economic levels, and thus the surrounding community is considered to also indirectly benefit from this project, whether by not spreading the phenomenon of homelessness and begging, or through the mitigation of ignorance in society. Ensuring children educationally and providing primary and psychological health services to the orphans.

 

Muhyiddin’s arm

Muhyiddin’s arm

Muhyiddin’s arm One month ago, Muhyiddin, 13 years old, was a normal child like any other of his peers, except that a simple accident changed the course of his life forever! Muhyiddin is one of thousands of Yemeni children who were forced to displace with their families due to the fire of the war raging in Yemen for more than six years ago, and while he was playing with some of his peers in the area which he was displaced with his family in the “Maareb” governorate, Muhyiddin fell on the elbow of his left arm, which resulted in a fracture of his ulna.

The financial condition of Muhyiddin’s family was at its worst – like thousands of other Yemeni families – so his father was unable to provide urgent and specialized medical care for his son’s fracture, and the matter was limited to treating him. The most he could do was take him to a nearby government hospital, where urgent splint was placed in the place of the fracture, and it remained that way for a whole month without any medical attention or follow-up, which caused Muhyiddin to have a stiff condition in the joints in his arm, with general weakness in its muscles.

The turning point in Muhyiddin’s life was a visit that his father made to the prosthetics center in Maareb, which supported and funded by “KS Relief”, where Muhyiddin’s father was receiving treatment for an old injury he had, and here the father decided to bring his son with him to the center, to be one of the beneficiaries of its services due to the fracture that he has.

Thus, Muhyiddin’s arm was given very special care within the center, so a treatment plan was developed for it by the case supervisor “Muhammad Mari” who is one of the physiotherapy technicians at the center, and within a month of his presence at the center, Muhyiddin maintains a commitment to come to receive treatment and practice exercises.

The supervisor of Muhyiddin’s case confirmed that his treatment rate has succeeded by 80% and that only a small percentage remains concentrated in extending and bending the joint, which he will complete during the remainder of the treatment phase. Despite all these ordeals, Muhyiddin continues to attend his lessons at the school, where he goes to his school in the morning, and after leaving it, he goes to the prosthetic center for treatment and continuous training, all hoping for salvation and a return to his normal life very soon.

 

 

 

Necessity is the mother of all inventions - Faheem Naji

Necessity is the mother of all inventions – Faheem Naji

Faheem Naji understood the meaning of this saying very well and used it to change his life and the lives of those around him, as he started to make artificial limbs from simple materials such as tree branches and steel bars.

It all started when Mohammad’s leg was amputated after this was the only solution to the medical problems he had, he decided to follow his dream and obtained a scholarship from the International Cross to study artificial limbs in India, which is a five-year study field.

Now, Faheem is working at the IRVD center in Yemen and helps tens of people on a daily basis to restore their mobility and movement, in his words ‘More than 5000 people suffered from limbs amputation during the war, and we need to help them in all possible ways to prevent them from being desperate or having suicidal ideas as a result of their status, we should be the ones standing next to them because they deserve all the help an.