This past November, MedGlobal took a team of volunteers to complete a medical, surgical, and educational mission in Yemen. MedGlobal volunteer pediatrician, Dr. Lia Harris, joined to teach basic resuscitation measures, using simple, inexpensive equipment to provide life-saving care to newborns through a program called Helping Babies Breathe (HBB).
Dr. Harris taught HBB to midwives, doctors, and nurses in Sayoun General and Karah Women’s and Children’s Hospitals. In total, 54 providers were trained, 13 of whom were trained as instructors. Help volunteers, like Dr. Harris, return to conduct more life-saving medical training.
Yemen is the largest humanitarian disaster in the world, with more than 90% of its population in need of assistance, including more than 12 million children. Two-thirds of the population is at risk of starvation and the medical system has collapsed, leaving thousands to die of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart diseases and cancer. Since 2017, MedGlobal has stepped in to ease the suffering, sending 6 medical missions to Yemen in collaboration with local partners, treating more than 3,500 patients and training more than 290 Yemeni healthcare providers.
Your generous donation will help support MedGlobal’s two upcoming missions to Yemen in 2020.
- $30 to provide one life-saving resuscitation kit. Help save a single life by donating $30.
- $90 to provide a Helping Babies Breathe training kit. Help save countless lives by donating $90.
- $150 to fully train one midwife in Helping Babies Breathe. Help train two midwives by donating $300