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, with local partners in Egypt, and Community Jameel launch initiative to provide urgent medical care to pregnant mothers and newborn babies who have been evacuated from Gaza. The initiative supports the training of 100 clinical staff in Gaza for specialised treatment of up to 100,000 children wounded by explosive weapons, in addition to providing heavy bleeding packs and Paediatric Blast Injury Field Manuals. Community Jameel's contribution also supports the Centre for Paediatric Blast Injury Studies, launched in March 2023 at Imperial College London.
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.”