Al Jaleel Society - Mon 13 / 05 / 2013 - 08:55 am
The program was set up in Palestine Territories in 2003 to provide medical assistive devices (wheelchairs, crutches, walkers...) for the disabled persons.
We were the first humanitarian service provider to set up a loan system. We would lease for short or long periods the medical equipment. We strive to offer a quick and free solution to those who really need it and without wastage, since the equipment can be re-used by other distressed people.
The HAGAR program is built around 3 services :
Free leasing of rehabilitation equipment and medical assessment with Occupational Therapist
We help those who are most in needs and who do not have the means of buying such equipment or even of locating it in their hometowns. The occupational therapist assists the patient and train him to use the Assistive Devices. Thanks to the leasing system, the equipment can be put to use several times.
Maintenance of medical equipment and accessibility
Workshops for the maintenance of medical equipment have been set up in order to avoid wastage and to offer a quality service.
Our maintenance service is also offered at home. Additionally, we can rehabilitate the living environment to ensure that the patient regains a certain amount of independence in his/her everyday life.
Disabled persons are often isolated and in great distress. We are able to offer them both moral and medical support.
Sub-window : The benefit of a loan system
In some poor countries, we might have many International Organization distributing Assistive Devices (wheelchairs, crutches, medical mattresses, walkers...).
In order to avoid the duplication and the wasting of the equipment, MEA built the idea of the HAGAR loan system.
We found that sometimes the equipment is given to disabled people who had already one or after using sold it.
So, we decided that the persons will pay a minimum fee that will be refund upon the equipment returned.
The HAGAR system is a real success as for example in the Nablus Governorate (Palestinian Territories), 87% of all the material has been returned to HAGAR centers since 2003. We have more than 3,500 beneficiaries per year and most of the Assistive Devices are re-used one or two more times.
MEA is offering INGO or NGO to use his system. If you are interested to learn about the HAGAR mechanism, do not hesitate to contact us.
For further information, you are welcome to visit our Website: www.middleeastaid.org (English)
You can as well visit us in person at our office in the Al Jaleel Society:
Jenin Camp, Jenin