The British Embassy built a medical clinic. Now the villagers of Al Aqaba seek to upgrade it to become the 1st Birthing Center in the Jordan River Valley so that moms need not wait at checkpoints.
At present, if there is a critical care situation in the Jordan River Valley, a patient must travel to Jericho for treatment on bad, often restricted roads -- at least a two-hour trip. If a mother giving birth faces any complications, or if her newborn baby is sick, there is no time for such an arduous trip. The equipment & training you will provide for the clinic is capable of saving the lives of mothers and children living in the West Bank.
The birthing center's equipment and staff will provide care for mothers and children in the Jordan River Valley. The center will also serve as a way to coordinate worldwide diplomatic assistance to assure the village's right to remain standing.
Since the Birthing Center will be the first in all of the West Bank's Area C, it will provide 10,000 people with the opportunity for family-centered birthing assistance, and pre and post-natal care. The center will help an at-risk population thrive.
Our village deeply believes in peace. With our great kindergarten, a women's sewing co-op, new roads, our small medical clinic is the right place for the 1st birthing center in the Jordan River Valley - Haj Sami Sadik, Head of the Al Aqaba Village Council
Total Funding Received to Date: $16,216
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $8,623
Total Funding Goal: $24,840
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).