Anera, through its in-kind program, provided the Palestine Red Crescent Society in Idhna with 2,446 bottles of ciprofloxacin 500 mg.
Wajih is a patient at the at Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) medical clinic in Idhna, west of Hebron in the West Bank. Like most people in the village of Idhna, he works as a farmer. Finances are tight and his principal income depends on the seasonal harvests.
Unprompted, the 55-year-old Wajih explained the difficulties he faces: “I am the only breadwinner for the 13 people in my family. I am suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and a urinary tract inflammation.”
Wajih is a regular patient of Dr. Ismael's at the PRCS facility. He looks for his medications first at the PRCS clinic. If they are unavailable there, he is forced to buy them from the local pharmacy at prices he can’t easily pay.
“A bottle of medicine costs me a day’s income,”
Wajih says. “Fortunately, we have this clinic here to provide us with health services and free medications when available.”
Wajih has benefitted from an array of Anera-delivered donations. For his urinary tract infection, Dr. Ismael prescribed for him the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, which International Health Partners recently donated.
Dr. Ismael advises Wajih to drink plenty of fluids during the treatment. He explains that diabetes causes sediment to accumulate in the urinary tract, leading to inflammation. The ailment is common. The center treats 30-35 patients with urinary tract infections each week.
Ciproxfloxacin is Dr. Ismael’s first choice in treating such cases. “We are very glad to have received the ciprofloxacin donation,” he says. “It will last us for at least a year.”
Anera, through its in-kind program, provided the Palestine Red Crescent Society in Idhna with 2,446 bottles of ciprofloxacin 500 mg. Vital donations from committed donors like International Health Partners enable these medical facilities to provide quality care to more people in need.