The pharmacy unit welcomes patients at the end of their visit to the medical caravan. Khalid and Majdouline are brother and sister and work together year-round. Their unit is at the end of the chain since they distribute the medications prescribed by the doctors during consultations.
But their role goes much further than that, because the members of these communities do not know how to use medications. Each time the volunteers hand over a medication, they provide a short explanation which may appear insignificant to us, but which is essential for these patients unaccustomed to receiving medical care and who are therefore not aware of the positive impacts of the treatments they receive.
Another example of the importance of education and raising awareness by members of our team!
The distribution of medications poses a problem in Morocco, because prescriptions are often poorly adapted to patients’ needs. As the caravan cannot receive deliveries on location, the pharmacists must anticipate their needs in advance. Before each edition of the caravan, they carefully analyze past statistics in order to order the correct quantities according to the villages the caravan will be visiting and the profiles of the patients there.
This meticulous work requires sound knowledge of the profession, and is realized through the logistics support of our partner Aïcha (Les Conserves de Meknès).