The importance of the gynaecology unit
As women are an important focus of the actions put in place by Cœur de Gazelles throughout the year, it was an obvious step to create a unit dedicated to women within the medical caravan.
The gynaecology unit is one of the most discrete specialties of the caravan: the doctors work out of sight to provide the patients with complete privacy.
As modesty is an inherent part of their culture, they need calm, private surroundings to feel at ease. The two Moroccan midwives act as liaison between patients and gynaecologists, making it easier to communicate and helping to establish trust.
The volunteers share the work: the midwives report symptoms to the gynaecologists, and they establish a diagnosis together. The midwives take care of obstetrics (everything related to pregnancy and the mother-child relationship) while the gynaecologists focus primarily on procedures relating to the breasts, uterus and ovaries.
In addition to offering consultations, the gynaecology unit also educates its patients and raises awareness in order to have a lasting impact (breast cancer detection, breastfeeding, contraception, personal hygiene…).