On Sunday, 5 March 2023, the Mobile Clinic travelled to the village of Kouklia in the district of Paphos. Twelve medical students, under the supervision of Professor of Cadiology Joseph Moutiris, performed free electrocardiogrammes (ECGs) on 48 patients.
“It was a great privilege to give back to the community through this expedition at Kouklia. We are thankful for the hospitality we received and the feeling that we are part of the community. The knowledge we gained in practice was unmatched and the emotionally expressed appreciation from the people gave us such an energy to do it again.”
Eman Badar Nasser Al Musilhi, MD Student – Year 5, Oman
“I am happy to have been a part of a successful Mobile Clinic Expedition to the beautiful Kouklia village, where we received complete support as students to practise our clinical skills through performing ECG tests, and taking measurements of blood pressure and BMI of patients from a wonderful community.”
Saif Wael Abdelhamid Ibrahim, MD Student – Year 5, Egypt
The team used the occasion to conduct a study for the cardiovascular characteristics of the participants. The results indicated a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors.
Following the expedition, the team visited the Sanctuary of Aphrodite in Kouklia, one of the most important sanctuaries of Aphrodite throughout the ancient world, which is included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. The expedition ended with lunch at a local tavern courtesy of the Kouklia Community Council.