UNRWA receives EUR 1 million for mother and child health care from Andalucia

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The regional government of Andalucía has confirmed a EUR 1 million donation to support mother and child health-care services provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

This is the fourth consecutive year that Andalucía has helped the agency provide quality and accessible family health care for Palestine refugee women and their children throughout the occupied Palestinian territory, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.

UNRWA's director of health, Dr. Akihiro Seita says "Despite a financial crisis in Spain, the government of Andalucía has again directly supported the improvement of maternal and child health for Palestine refugees", adding that "In this economic climate, continuing support for this important programme is a huge achievement for the people of Andalucía and evidence of their strong commitment to UNRWA's work".

 

UNRWA's mother and child health-care initiative is part of the agency's wider health programme, which aims to promote long and healthy lives for Palestine refugees throughout their life cycle. It allows women to receive regular care during pregnancy and after giving birth, including antenatal care, birth assistance, post-natal monitoring, psycho-social support, and other related clinical and therapeutic services.

The latest contribution marks the fourth year of the Agency's cooperation with Andalucía, which has been the largest regional donor to UNRWA in Spain since 2010.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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