Tadwein for Gender Studies used to organize healthy convoys in several governorates aiming to raise awareness about concept of female genital mutilation and how to combat this harmful traditional practice. Such convoys usually are accompanied with provision of several medical investigations such as tests blood sugar & blood pressure measurement, osteoporosis, eyes, and early detection of breast cancer.
A healthy convoy was conducted in Sakiet Makki area, Giza governorate on February 18th 2020, in collaboration with Federation of Medical Students in Egypt IFMSA-EGYPT and two local CBOs ‘Specific Union to Combat Harmful Practices’ and ‘Hard Work Association’. Different community members (women, men and youth) made use of the medical services provided. An awareness session about FGM and its health complications is also provided. The total number of beneficiaries were more than 270.
A healthy convoy was conducted in Kafr Aboul Gheit, Al-Qanater Charity Center, Qalyubia Governorate on June 13th 2022, in collaboration with Youth Association for Local Community Development. Different community members (women, men and youth) made use of the medical services provided. Dr. Randa Fakhr El-Din, consultant of Gynecology and Reproductive Health has delivered an awareness session about FGM and its health complications. The total number of beneficiaries were more than 223.