09 September 2014 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau
Mobile health clinics in Indonesia
Singapore: Middle east based telecommunication service provider, Ooredoo, and Leo Messi Foundation has launched mobile health clinics in Indonesia, focusing on education and healthy living for communities, enabling medical checks, dental checks, nutritional advice and vitamin distribution.
Mr HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, chairman, Ooredoo Group, said, "These mobile health clinics are an investment in the future of the communities we serve. I have had the opportunity to see the mobile clinics in action. They travel out to remote areas, staffed by medical professionals and volunteers, and actively work with the community to address a range of healthcare issues. It is inspiring to see the work they are doing and we are passionate about helping them to reach as many people as possible, not only here in Indonesia but across all of the markets that we operate in."
Mr Alexander Rusli, president director and CEO, Indosat (Indonesia based telecom provider), said, "The Mobile Clinic programme was created as an immediate response to some of the serious health issues facing people in Indonesia's rural and under-served communities. To date our clinics have treated 600,000 people in Indonesia and our work with Leo Messi and the Leo Messi Foundation has provided an important boost to this programme. The extension of the service will teach children the importance of a healthy lifestyle and of disease prevention. These are lessons that will stay with them for the rest of their lives, and we hope they will teach them to their children, providing a lasting legacy of better health and wellbeing for our nation."
The Ooredoo Mobile Health Clinic initiative was launched in 2013 in partnership with the Leo Messi Foundation. As part of this partnership, the two organisations are providing healthcare in rural areas across Ooredoo's footprint in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, aiming to reach more than two million young people with services by 2016.