Muslim Aid Sri Lanka Distributes Maternity Packs to Expectant Mothers
With the country facing a severe economic crisis, one of the most affected groups are women. Most financially vulnerable expectant mothers face severe challenges in managing their expenses during the childbirth period.
Muslim Aid Sri Lanka with the support of UNHCR distributed over 1000 Maternity Packs to Expectant Mothers. Two handing-over events were held recently, one in Colombo South Teaching Hospital (CSTH) – Kalubowila and one in the District General Hospital – Negombo. The Country Director of Muslim Aid Sri Lanka and Staff, Director and Deputy Directors of the Hospitals, Consultants, Doctors, Nurses, and other Staff participated in the event.
The directors of the hospitals highly appreciated our support at this crucial juncture in the country where the health sector faces huge challenges in acquiring the necessary medicines and medical equipment due to the economic crisis and shortfall of foreign reserves. The Country Director of Muslim Aid thanked UNHCR for their funding contribution for Maternity Packs for the Expectant Mothers, with the partnership of Muslim Aid Sri Lanka.
Muslim Aid Sri Lanka has been implementing humanitarian projects in the health sector for over a decade through various interventions including the provision of lifesaving essential medicines, hospital equipment, nutritional food packs, and hygienic packs to vulnerable families.
Let us join hands in supporting the health sector and affected vulnerable families at this critical point in time in Sri Lanka.