Check Your Health

As future doctors, it is our duty to make sure our community undergoes regular health checkups in aims of finding out illnesses before they become advanced. This way, many unwanted complications of diseases can be controlled early on, and in some cases even cured. Checkups incorporate several tests, including preventative screenings and physical examinations, to check patients' current health and risks. This will also decrease the high cost of treatment for patients. People mostly underestimate their health problems until it becomes a major issue.

Our campaign at Mu'tah University called Check Your Health was launched last Tuesday with our first step at AlEraq Village, Al-Karak which was a great success as one of the first awareness campaigns in this rural area! The screening tests we did included blood pressure, random blood sugar, body mass index, H-pylori and blood typing. This was organized in cooperation with the South Blood Bank and under the supervision of specialists from Al-Karak.

Prevention is better than cure

Lung Cancer Matters Too

Lung Cancer is the number ONE killing cancer. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers COMBINED!

Therefore, we have worked on this SCOME- SCOPH project on raising awareness on this malignant cancer!

After conducting a training session for medical students, the past week marks the start of our awareness campaigns at Tlaa Al Ali Hopsital and Galleria mall.

Stay tuned for our next awareness campaign soon 😉

 

يحتل سرطان الرئة المرتبه الاولى بين امراض السرطان كسبب للوفاه. في كل عام، يكون سرطان الرئة سبباً لوفاة عدد اكبر من الناس من سرطان الثدي و القولون و البروستاتا مجتمعةً!

لذلك بعد انعقاد دورة تدريبية لطلاب الطب، يعد الاسبوع الماضي نقطة بدء حملاتنا التوعوية في مستشفى تلاع العلي و مجمع جاليريا التجاري.

ترقبوا حملاتنا التوعوية القادمة قريباً.

"Here I Am" Mental Health

 Here I Am is a national IFMSA mental health Campaign, held under the umbrella of the Standing Committee on Public Health, discussing various mental health issues, depression, suicidal tendencies, addiction of all sorts, and their consequences on our mental health.

Last week was a remarkable one in IFMSA-Jo's continuous efforts in the mental health field. The team of "Here I Am" kicked off their very promising campaign with a wonderful 4-day workshop discussing Addiction Prevention, Life Skills, and how to implement them on our mental health. All was carried in collaboration with Tahseen, Royal Health Awareness Society for Health Awareness, and the Anti-Narcotics Department!

The workshop started on the 21st of until the 24th, was held at the campus of the University of Jordan, it was given to members of Hashemite University Local Committee (HU-LC), and University of Jordan Local Committee (U-LC)

Day One and Two attendees were educated about all sorts of drugs, how they affect our society generally, and how they affect the addict's mental health Specifically, Moreover, they were educated about the link between mental health, and drug addiction, and how one can lead to the other.

Day Three and Four attendees were educated more about self-esteem, life skills, stress, time management, emotional intelligence, communications skills, and how all these can come into play to create a better mental environment for a person.

At the end of the workshop, attendees were given certificates by their trainer, approved by Tahseen with the presence of members of the Anti-Narcotic Department, the Royal Association for Health Awareness, the current National Public Health Officer, and of course the team of Tahseen!


 Our campaign will take a tour in all the 5 main universities of Jordan during the summer (HU, JUST, MU, UJ, YU.) with future workshops scheduled for this summer to be given to members of YU-LC, JUST-LC, and MU-LC with various steps, varying from awareness campaigns to workshops like this, and a promising conference that is being prepared.

Huge thanks to the team of Here I Am for their extraordinary work on the project so far! You do not want to miss what they're planning for the summer! Thanks and love to everyone who attended this marvelous step.

Also, special thanks to the fabulous trainer, Mr. Salameh Al Habashneh, for stepping in as the official main trainer for this whole workshop, and to the NPO, Ms. Sara Omar, for hosting such an amazing project under SCOPH's banner!

Tobacco Dependence Treatment Workshop - UJ-LC

In, collaboration with King Hussein Cancer Center-IFMSA Jo's Standing Committee on Public Health University Of Jordan's Local Committee(UJ-LC) organized a Tobacco Dependence Treatment Workshop as a basic step of the bigger project "JUH Smoke Free Campaign" and under the supervision of Dr. Nakhleh Abu Yaghi. 60 students from clinical years of study have attended this two-day workshop on the 10th and 11th of January, 2017 which was Lectured by Dr. Firas Huwari and The Cancer Control Office Team in V Business Center-Khalda-Amman. 

The aim of this workshop was to prepare well-rounded medical students who are interested in smoking cessation and orienting them to answer patients common questions on both methods and routes of smoking cessations; in addition to ban smoking in non-smoking areas due to the health haunting effects of second- and third-hand smoking.

 

Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign - MU-LC

SCOPH in MULC organized an awareness campaign about seasonal flu, which was formerly known as swine flu, in the governorate of Karak, Mutah University. The activity included many stations such as disruption of resources, myths control, and evaluation. The activity reached 600 students from various scientific fields, including engineering, medical, general sciences, and others. ‏ The project aims to increase awareness among students about H1N1. In addition, the project highlights the myths about the disease. ‏The team of the organizing committee had a radio interview that morning on Voice of Karak radio station, where they announced the campaign, and talked about the disease and the most important accompanying signs, which had a big role in supporting students and workers in university to attend.

Blood Donation Campaign - MU-LC

Due to the permanent needs of blood units, the current circumstances in Karak city and the importance of spreading awareness about donation and motivate people to donate, Blood Donation campaign was held in MULC under the umbrella of SCOPH! It was held in two phases starting with an advertising and awareness phase on the first day ( 20th of Dec ) and a blood drive phase on the 2nd day (21st of Dec ) at the health center in university. Gladly, the campaign was very successful! It was under the patronage of Mutah university president Dr.Thafer Sararyah and in co-operation with health and environment club and blood bank of South! The attendees exceeded 300 in 3 hours which led the blood bank to fully fill their needs from a rare blood types units! especially O-! Also, Evaluation for the knowledge among people and a feedback were taken! The media coverage was provided by the public relations unit in university, the university broadcast, and the Yarmouk TV.