Promoting Healthcare for Expecting Mothers in Lebanon
Thanks to the Anera community, two ultrasound machines were provided to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) health program in Lebanon, the first was installed at their center in Sidon, the second in Tyre.
Thanks to the Anera community, two ultrasound machines were provided to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) health program in Lebanon. The first machine was installed at their health center in Sidon and the second at their center in Tyre.
“We thank you for this donation! As a gynecologist that works in other Palestinian refugee camps in Burj al-Shemali and Rashidiya camps, I see the desperate need for new ultrasound machines. I am thankful for this machine. When I need a clearer image, I will have to refer my patients to this center since this machine functions better.” - Ibrahim Saad, Gynecologist, UNRWA-facilitated medical clinic, Tyre.
Both clinics can now conduct ultrasounds for pregnant women with a higher quality of imaging, yielding improved treatment and patient care. Despite the common availability of ultrasounds machines, the econmomic collapse in Lebanon has made it difficult to buy or obtain new machines. Financial instability and the currency crisis compelled medical centers to cut down on costs, leaving current medicial equipment outdated and badly maintained.
UNRWA health clinics provide services to women in need for negligible fees, meaning all gynecological matters, pregnancy and non-pregnancy related can be treated almost for free at their centers. This is beneficial to track the progress of pregnancy as well as diagnose ectopic pregnancies efficiently.
“The ultrasound machines are vital for our center, and we have needed one for a long time. First and foremost, the advanced technology makes the patients feel safe and cared for. The images are extremely clear and have really helped us serve and treat the women."
Anera is invested in providing for these Palestinian refugee communities and helping fill the gaps in healthcare needs during the current economic situation in Lebanon.