Gaza Winter Walk

In United Kingdom by

28Feb2017

From 10:00 am

At Cannon Hill Park, B13 8RD

Muslim Hands / 0115 911 7222 [email protected]

Over half a million Palestinian refugees in Gaza live in the eight recognised Palestinian refugee camps, which have one of the highest population densities in the world. Gaza has one of the highest birth rates in the world. Unfortunately, extreme poverty and the ongoing conflict means that many mothers simply can’t access the care they need. 

With the lack of healthcare, Gazans are at an increased risk of disease and the number of children and pregnant women who suffer from anemia and other micronutrient deficiencies continues to rise.

With your support, Muslim Hands along with its partner United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) - experts in providing comprehensive maternal and child care for several years with health centres all over Gaza, will provide ante-natal and post-natal care for Palestinian refugee women. 

This will include:
1. Clean birthing spaces for expectant mothers
2. Ultrasound equipment to help monitor pregnancies and identify birth defects
3 - Healthcare for pregnancies at risk, including anaemia, infections, blood abnormalities like thalassemia traits and other medical conditions.

Maternal healthcare will be provided in Nusirat, Jabalia, Tal Sultan, and Beit Hanoun health centres in the Gaza Strip. The project is expected to benefit at least 132,000 Palestine women and their children.

So what are you waiting for? Get your friends and family involved and register now to give an expectant mother in Gaza the care she deserves. - See more at: https://muslimhands.org.uk/events/2017/gaza-winter-walk?utm_medium=email&utm_source=volunteer-list&utm_campaign=2016-eventsemail#sthash.prtqXXs1.dpuf

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