Sanofi has worked in Algeria for almost 30 years and during that time we’ve got to know the people and developed an understanding of their needs. In an effort to reach as much of the population as possible, especially those people living in remote areas, we set up the “Path of Prevention” project, in partnership with the Algerian Ministry of Health. The project runs two mobile clinics that offer free healthcare services across the country to stop diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and associated complications in their tracks. Algeria is marked by the increased prevalence of diabetes, which impacts almost 14,4% of the population. In addition, an estimated 50% of people with the condition remain undiagnosed.
Patients can receive a medical analysis within ten minutes and in less than two hours can consult general practitioners and specialists, including an ophthalmologist, an endocrinologist and a cardiologist. Once they have visited the mobile clinic, they are directed to the nearest healthcare centers for ongoing medical care. Thanks to these two mobile clinics, patients are able to receive an earlier diagnosis.
"The deployment of mobile clinics allows patients in remote areas without medical specialists to access screening, specialized consultations and to be included in a healthcare system,” explains Yasmine Bouasria, Head of Integrated Care Solution at Sanofi in Algeria.
Between the launch of the first mobile clinic in May 2015 and March 2019, more than 19,979 patients have participated in 48 screening campaigns all over the country.