“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
The health care project is tasked with helping to improve the health of individuals and society at large. Its purpose is to treat the sick, assist the disabled, and teach people how to live independently.
Kurdish Red Moon believes health care is a birth right and should be provided to the whole of society without discrimination.
In addition, non-compliance with this understanding is considered as a human rights violation.
In many places the state is responsible for providing health care and creating the conditions to enable people to live well. In areas largely populated by Kurds, states provide fewer resources for health care, thereby discriminating against the Kurds – a clear human rights violation.
Further, the environmental and ecological destruction that is taking place in many Kurdish areas (such as forestry being burnt, dams built, toxic material dumped randomly, and in the past villages burnt) has caused serious changes to the vegetation, ecosystem and climate. This, in turn, has had a huge negative impact on population health.
Basic project tasks
Preservation of people’s livelihood, take measures against health threats, provide assistance during natural disasters, fires, accidents and provide medical aid in nearest health centres.
To take precautions at meetings, events, sports activities to ensure no health problems occur and provide first aid if necessary. In this regard, we cooperate with other organisations.
- An ambulance and 50 tons of medical, clothing and shelter equipment were sent to refugee camps. Each year health check-ups by a medical team takes place in Halabja, Kalar, Balisan, Koya, Erbil (Hawler) as well as in Maxmur refugee camp. Around 1500 patients are examined and treated. In addition, people are also helped financially.
- Kurdish youth injured by Turkish security forces in the cities Colemerg, Gewer and Mersin, had their hospital expenses covered.
- Families of four poor cancer patients are assisted on a regular basis.
- Health needs of many war and conflict victims were met.
- Drug expenses of four cancer patients were met.
- More health supplies and medicines sent.