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Health

 

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.

Hippocrates (460 BC – 377 BC), Regimen in Health

 

The traumatic history of war-torn Iraqi Kurdistan, has badly affected the health of the population, especially the children. To alleviate some of the problems KSC has expanded its work in this field this year (2005) and formed a separate sector handling even more cases and with additional resources.

 

KSC Health programs provide medical support and rehabilitation for children who suffer from any kind of disease or any type of disability. We help the families to identify the necessary treatment, and if the medical care is not available locally, we try to access help or treatment abroad. In cooperation with foreign governments or NGOs, we help to arrange the funding necessary.

 

 KSC runs a children rehabilitation centre with the co-operation of the local Ministry of Health. It specialises in treating children with mental and physical disabilities, chronic and incurable diseases. At present, we have a recorded 15,000 such children, in Sulaimaniya and the surrounding areas.

 

KSC also funds and runs various research projects related to health and medical treatment. The nature of the research differs from time to time. However, the objectives are the same – to improve the general health of all children.

 

 


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