A health voucher illuminated the path of "Munira" in a time of vulnerability
“I did not expect that this voucher would provide me with all these great services,” said Munira Ahmed, 36, a beneficiary of the health voucher program, which is one of the activities of the reproductive health services support project, implemented by HUMAN ACCESS in Taiz Governorate with funding from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Munira was nine months pregnant and lived in a remote village of Al-Misrakh district.
Her pregnancy has become a nightmare due to the ongoing crisis in Yemen, as she does not have the money to travel for hours to reach a fully functioning health care facility and to deliver safely.
An unexpected piece of good news arrived to Munira in the form of a health voucher given to her by one of the midwives to enlighten her about the path that had been blocked.
Her voucher motivated her to rush to Al-Misrakh hub hospital when labor began, a hospital supported by the reproductive health support project that covers a wide range of health care in a health system on the verge of collapse.
Moments of pride restore the soul
Munira went to the hospital with the voucher as a life-saving companion, easing her labor pains, as it is her true asset in moments of weakness and her only way out of suffering.
As the program representative received her with the team of medical professionals working on the project, a light emitted as all delivery services were provided for free, including transportation and medicines.
The moment of radiance while she was embracing her newborn was a distinct moment of pride that repaired the soul.
And because Munira had previous experiences in childbirth, she was fully aware of the high quality of the services she received and said: "Wonderful services and great care that I had not received before. I am unable to thank you all, as you relieved my distress. Thanks to the reproductive health services support project."
An example of a successful reproductive health project that was part of HUMAN ACCESS efforts and supported by UNFPA, this story reinforces the important role that this project played in improving reproductive health services.
An overview of the project outlines its main goal, which is promoting health care access in remote areas and alleviating suffering for those severely affected by conflict.