Pregnant mothers and newborn babies evacuated from Gaza with urgent medical needs will receive life-saving healthcare and support from Save the Children and partners in Egypt, in an initiative funded by Community Jameel

Save the Children and partners in Egypt launch an initiative funded by Community Jameel to provide life-saving healthcare to pregnant mothers and newborn babies with urgent medical needs that have been evacuated from Gaza. The initiative provides medical equipment and supplies to frontline responders in Egypt and enables specialised training of up to 100 clinical staff in Gaza for the treatment of up to 100,000 children wounded by explosive weapons. Community Jameel's funding also facilitates the distribution of heavy bleeding packs and paediatric blast injury field manuals.

George Richards, director of Community Jameel, says: “Children are seven times more likely than adults to die from blast injuries, and the horrifying toll in Gaza reflects this. Building on the pioneering work of the Paediatric Blast Injury Partnership, Community Jameel is supporting Save the Children and its partners to equip first responders in Gaza with the tools and training to treat children injured by explosive weapons – and to save children’s lives.”

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Pregnant mothers and newborn babies evacuated from Gaza with urgent medical needs will receive life-saving healthcare and support from Save the Children and partners in Egypt, in an initiative funded by Community Jameel.

Thanks to this initiative, paediatric and maternal medical equipment and supplies will be provided to frontline staff and ambulance services in Egypt, enabling the Egyptian authorities to meet the critical needs of pregnant mothers and newborn babies who have been evacuated from Gaza. Save the Children continues to support the Ministry of Health and key Egyptian health actors to save lives in the region. Save the Children will also be supporting frontline health workers with some of the basics to cope with the immense psychological trauma emanating from the crisis in Gaza.  

In addition, up to 100 clinical staff in Gaza will be trained to provide specialist treatment and care for up to 100,000 children injured by explosive weapons.

SOURCE
Save the Children
DATE PUBLISHED
27
November
2023
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