Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Co-Existance Projects Gain Ground in Northern Israel

The Circle of International Health COHI announced that on February 16th, about 15 midwives from Israel and Palestine will attend the first coexistence meeting of the new decade.

The goal of the meeting is to continue the efforts of coexistence that was started last year and to bridge the gap and reduce differences that have been created from of decades of war. The midwives will socialize and talk about their work, discuss professional and personal stories and learn from each other's experiences.

The midwives in the north of Israel are continuing to do routine follow-up for pregnant women and post-partum women from the African community who live in a shelter for women & kids.

New Israeli COHI supporters are joining these efforts in a number of ways:-

Our local Carmel Hospital (in Haifa) is providing free treatment to the project's refugee women. The women are all welcome and taken care of by the most professional staff in a good and caring atmosphere.

A post-partum doula went out of her way to support, travel, and help organize services for one refugee who needed special care, staying hours with her before, during and after birth.

An OBGYN who does ultrasound check-ups and routine follow-ups for women voluntarily in his clinic.

This is the reality of life in Haifa

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