MAP provides the only home-visiting midwifery service in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps. Thanks to our midwives, breast-feeding rates are higher, anaemia is lower, and high-risk pregnancies have been reduced.
Many women in the West Bank have limited access to health services, leading to late diagnosis of cancer, often proving fatal. Our partner centre provides diagnostic services, physical examinations and mammograms.
After nine years of blockade in Gaza, malnutrition among children has increased. We support a dedicated clinic to provide healthy meals, nutritional supplements, and medication to malnourished children. Parents are given fresh and dry good packages to prepare at home, as well as lessons on how to prepare health meals and on basic health nutrition.
In the conservative communities in which we work, gender-based violence is pervasive but rarely talked about. We work with female-led local partners who support women in Gaza and Lebanon to become agents for change in their communities.
Since 2008 MAP has been supporting neonatal life support training for doctors, nurses and midwifes working in neonatal and obstetric units in Gaza and providing the necessary medicines, disposables and equipment so that hospitals can save more babies’ lives.
566 patients accessed services
1,274 diagnostic tests
320 people awareness raising
4,473 healthy meals served
80 doctors, nurses and midwives trained in neonatal life support
"During my first pregnancy, I was scared and did not know anything about pregnancy or what to expect. The midwife taught me everything. At first, I was scared to even hold my baby, but the midwife supported me during this period.”
New mother Rola, a Palestinian refugee living in Lebanon, explains how MAP's Maternal and Child Health programme has helped her.