QRCS COMPLETES 2ND PHASE OF CSF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT PROJECT IN YEMEN

Doha, – Qatar Red Crescent’s (QRCS) mission in Yemen completed the second phase of a project to distribute cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection machines to 430 needy infants with hydrocephalus, at a total cost of $120,000 (QR 436,800).

This phase covered 100 kids. Preparations are underway for the third phase, which is planned to commence this month.

The purpose of the project is to reduce mortality rate from hydrocephalus, mitigate its complications, improve the well-being of patients to enable them to live normally, and help poor families with hydrocephalic members, and promote solidarity and compassion in society.

The CSF collection machines were purchased by the Charitable Society for Social Welfare (CSSW). The Handicapped Welfare and Rehabilitation Fund (HWRF) was contracted to perform the implantations for free.

A number of specialists and consultants of brain surgery, mother and child care, as well as parents praised QRCS’s efforts to implement this vital medical project to save the lives of children with cerebrovascular disease, pointing out that the only way to treat this disease in Yemen is cerebrospinal fluid culture. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency