Multivitamins Supplement Nutrition Needs in Gaza
Anera distributed multivitamins to Gaza hospitals and clinics to fight deficiencies.
The shipment included multivitamins, among other medicines. Nutritional supplements, especially multivitamins, are key to boosting the health of pregnant women, children and patients recuperating in the hospital.
Multivitamins boost the intake of vitamins not found in the diet and also treat vitamin deficiencies caused by illness, pregnancy, poor nutrition, digestive disorders, and other conditions.
Oral tablets of prenatal and lactation supplements were among the multivitamins Anera and Americares provided to Dar Alkitab Wasunna Association’s Pulse of life Medical Center.
Samar Ahmed Al-Masry is 21 years old and eight months pregnant. The Khan Younis resident was glad to receive the vitamins to boost her health. “This is my first pregnancy and I wasn’t getting the vitamins and minerals I need to avoid complications or premature birth," she says.
"I have a deficiency in vitamin D, iron and vitamin B12. The gynaecologist at the Wasunna Association recommended I take all of those supplements and I’m getting them free from the center’s pharmacy. I’ll keep taking them until after I have my baby. I actually already feel better," she adds.
Providing multivitamins for free is important because vitamins, along with medicines, are expensive in Gaza’s public pharmacies. Samar says nobody can afford to buy them because of the economic hardships they are experiencing. “I believe that Anera’s distribution of the vitamins is literally a life-saver for me and my little one,” smiles Samar as she gently massages her belly.