Many of the Syrian refugees arrive in Jordan sick and injured, or they become sick and succumb to infections because of the overcrowded living conditions. The high levels of stress also cause complications and premature births in many of the women.
WE ARE HAVING NOW AT LEAST 300 OR MORE, OUTPATIENTS AND MANY INPATIENTS EACH DAY. MANY MANY OPERATIONS, ENDLESS DELIVERIES, CAESAREAN SECTION (AT LEAST 5-6 PER DAY). DUE TO STRESS, THERE ARE MANY PREMATURE DELIVERIES AND COMPLICATIONS FOR THE MOTHERS.” – SR. ELIZABETH CHAKKIATH, DIRECTOR OF THE ITALIAN HOSPITAL, AMMAN
We aim to help the most needy and to support the hospitals’ doctors and nurses to care for as many vulnerable refugees as possible, to provide crucial treatments, lifesaving surgeries and any additional methods of support they may need.
Medical care for Syrian refugees
The hospital is run by our partners The Dominican Sisters Of The Presentation and treats as many people as possible in its outpatient department, but some have to be admitted, increasing costs. Medical care includes treating scabies (very common due to the overcrowded, unhygienic conditions the refugees are forced to live in).
MANY OF THE CHILDREN ALSO DEVELOP SERIOUS INFECTIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE SO WEAK AND MALNOURISHED.
More serious illnesses such as kidney stones, nephrostomy, gastroscopy and bone infections require surgery. Because of the conditions and stress of fleeing the bombing in Syria many women suffer complicated pregnancies and require caesarean sections.
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