QRCS reaches out to Yemeni infants with hydrocephalus
June 14 2016 12:29 AM
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Cerebrospinal fluid collection machines distributed in Yemen.

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) will be distributing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection machines to needy infants with hydrocephalus in Yemen.
QRCS is implementing the second phase of its project, which has a total cost of $120,000 (QR436,800), aimed at reducing the mortality rate from hydrocephalus, mitigating its complications, and improving the well-being of patients to enable them to live normally.
QRCS also wants to help poor families with hydrocephalic members, and promote solidarity and compassion in society.
QRCS purchased 430 CSF collection machines through the Charitable Society for Social Welfare (CSSW) and forged an agreement with the Handicapped Welfare and Rehabilitation Fund (HWRF) as a government body to perform the implantations for free.
Targeting 430 hydrocephalic babies over one year, the first 100 machines had been delivered from March to May and another 100 machines had been given this month by the three organisations.
“This appreciated contribution will greatly help reduce disabilities and save the lives of 430 newborns,” said HWRF CEO Mohamed al-Dailami.
CSSW director-general Dr Abdel-Wasei al-Wasiei echoed the statement of al-Dailami saying that “QRCS has a prominent role in various aspects of humanitarian relief across Yemen.”
“We in CSSW are proud of being partners with QRCS in many projects, which have a positive impact on the beneficiaries and society at large,” he noted.
It is learnt that parents of the beneficiaries were thankful to the donors for seeing their babies saved by what they described as “life-saving machines.”
“I would like to thank QRCS for its humanitarian support of hydrocephalic patients,” said Nabil A Abdo, father of Maram (Taiz). “I am happy to see my daughter smiling again after she had been crying all the time out of pain.”
Mohamed J Ahmed, father of Atef (Imran), said: “I owe the benevolent donors a big favour. May God protect them and their children and I hope that this project will continue to save every baby in this country.”

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