Project Name
Triage unit for medical missions

Community Partner: Caravana cu Medici

Date: May 15, 2020

Financing: COMPLETED

Project Status: PENDING

RUF Funds Sources: RUF Emergency Fund

Total Project Budget: $5,150 (incl. non-RUF sources)

RUF Proposed Financing: $5,150

RUF Financed Amount: $5,150 (100%)


Short Description

The Mobile Unit project aims to provide free medical care and information in disadvantaged rural areas in order to obtain a healthier and more responsible population, dedicated to their own health and to the wellbeing of those surrounding them.

By creating a multidisciplinary team of 40 specialists and residents, we assess the health status of the population through consultations and advanced medical investigations - cardiology, gynaecology and screening for cervical cancer, radiology and imaging services, screening tests for hepatic viruses B and C. The activity takes place during the weekends, in specially arranged venues. Thus we build efficient communication networks between the local general practitioners and large treatment centres for cure and continuous supervision of parents in the rural areas. As a secondary objective, we aim to prepare a database to demonstrate the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases and the urge to modernize the rural healthcare system.

We have accomplished the above in order to develop a project with the highest possible efficiency in terms of resources consumed. Consequently, such actions can be scaled nationwide so that it is a part of the health law in which teams of physicians frequently travel to isolated areas to provide these medical services. Wonderful news came a few days ago when our vision has been fulfilled – the Parliament voted on an amendment called Caravana cu Medici that will legislate our activity.


Project proposal and budget

Caravana Cu Medici


HEALTHCARE: The "Caravana cu Medici" Association was founded in 2014 by 5 resident doctors who noted the lack of basic medical services in the rural area, the total lack of medical education, and the totally non-preventive mentality of the Romanians.