The goal of our health work is on the one hand to protect women and their families from diseases and on the other hand to provide technical information on how to deal with diseases. Health
campaigns are our method of informing as many women as possible about health issues, usually for a specific reason. The campaigns are mainly carried out as short seminars of approximately one hour, which are followed by a discussion and question and answer session. They include practical tips for dealing with the respective illness in everyday life and, if necessary, the provision of free health care.
They can be addressed locally to a few hundred women, offered in a specific city or region, or they can be used across the board for an entire canton with several tens of thousands of women. Some campaigns are organized in cooperation with other local NGOs or self-government institutions.
Examples of WJAS health campaigns in recent years are:
- The breast cancer campaign: Here, general information was given about symptoms of the disease, the course of the disease and treatment options, and the possibility of self-control by palpation was explained.
- The campaign for diarrheal diseases primarily aimed at prevention options. In some areas of northern Syria, entire parts of the city were affected by diarrhea as a result of water shortages. Among other things, women informs you how to transfer, also within the family, e.g. can prevent by special household hygiene.
- With the cesarean section campaign, the foundation informed women about the possible complications and later consequences. In recent years, significantly more women have opted for a Caesarean birth. As part of the campaign, the advantages and disadvantages of a natural birth compared to a caesarean section were compared, women should be motivated to opt for a healthier, natural birth.
- The most recent Corona virus campaign was targeted at women who do not have access to television, radio and other media, who are affected by flight and poverty, or who live in rural areas. The main focus was on how women can protect themselves and their families from infection, what they do when symptoms occur, and how they can get medical treatment / doctors.