“I knew there was something wrong with me, but I was afraid of the high cost of treatment. The service I got at Caritas mobile clinic is a high quality service and free of charge. I hope it will continue.” Said Naser, one of the beneficiaries
Naser comes from a very poor family with limited access to health services since he lives in a marginalized area with the nearest medical care provider 30 minutes away by car. He works as a daily worker in agriculture with minimum income of NIS 250. Naser has a family of 6 members; all living in a small house, all of his children have also dropped out of school.
When Naser first came to Caritas outreach medical clinic in Mawasi, he had already been diagnosed with Diabetes. The doctor screened him and found out that he is also suffering from high blood pressure (Hypertension) and his Blood sugar levels were very high.
The doctor decided to start immediate medication with Naser to lower his blood pressure and to control the diabetes. Naser started to improve slowly but his improvement was not quick enough to the doctor decided to start giving him Insulin.
Naser was referred to nutritional awareness sessions provided also by Caritas. The nutritionist explained to Naser the importance of changing his lifestyle and to enlighten him concerning the eating habits to improve his health conditions. Naser, with the help from the nutritionist started the DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diet in consideration his diabetes.
Naser’s condition started to recover after four months of intervention and by the fifth month, his health status was stable and improved .