The first in a series of Mobile Health Clinics has been launched in Indonesia by Ooredoo and The Leo Messi Foundation.
The healthcare partnership between Ooredoo and The Leo Messi Foundation was announced in May this year. Plans are underway to launch more clinics in Indonesia as well as other markets, including Algeria, Myanmar and Tunisia.
With a focus on the importance of education and healthy living for communities, the clinics will play an informative role, in addition to providing people with a range of free services, including medical checks, dental checks, nutritional advice and vitamin distribution.
H. E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman, Ooredoo Group, said: “I have had the opportunity to see the Mobile Clinics in action. They travel out to remote areas, staffed by medical professionals and volunteers, and actively work with the community to address a range of healthcare issues. It is inspiring to see the work they are doing and we are passionate about helping them to reach as many people as possible, not only here in Indonesia but across all of the markets that we operate in.”
Alexander Rusli, President Director & CEO, Indosat, said: “The Mobile Clinic programme was created as an immediate response to some of the serious health issues facing people in Indonesia’s rural and under-served communities. To date our clinics have treated 600,000 people in Indonesia.”
The Ooredoo Mobile Health Clinic initiative was launched in 2013 in partnership with the Leo Messi Foundation. As part of this partnership, the two organisations are providing healthcare in rural areas across Ooredoo’s footprint in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, aiming to reach more than two million young people with services by 2016.