The birth of Montaser in Salh district
The worry was almost killing Shazlin Abdo Al-Saghir, who is 25 years old, and also her unemployed husband, Anas, who is two years older than her. Their concern is that if labor comes to Shazlin, how will the husband behave, how will she be taken to the nearest service point while they are from (Tha'abat) in Salh district, the area that is on the line of fire, and there are no health service points. Taking her to the city, needs a great adventure to survive between the clutches of the looming danger.
For years, a large percentage of the geographical area of Salh district has been living in tragic conditions due to its location near the line of fire, and this was a sufficient reason to close most of the health facilities there, which led to a lack of health services, and providing these services required hardship and risk to reach them. A large percentage of Salh population lives in the western part of the district towards Taiz city (17,196 people). Among them are residents and displaced persons, and most of them are from the poorest groups who have lost employment and income. Most of them fell into poverty and destitution, and therefore were unable to transfer their families to Taiz city, so they chose to live in their place close to the hotlines.
HUMAN ACCESS was in the leadership, it sensed these people needs and directed the mobile medical team to Salh district through the project of “Enhancing the Access to Sustainable and Efficient Health Services in Taiz and Lahj”, which funded by Yemeni Humanitarian Fund (YHF).
Since the beginning of March of this year, at eight o’clock in the morning every day, the mobile medical team’s car sets out to perform their sacred humanitarian duty despite the dangers of fire around them and the fear that they face from a sniper’s bullet or a stray mortar shell, all in order to approach the essential needs of the vulnerable communities and IDPs and provide them life-saving healthe services.
When the team returns in the evening, they tell their colleagues their adventures, which are full of terror that has become their daily routine. But as soon as they meet the next day with the beneficiaries, and look at those optimistic faces at the arrival of the medical team, and look forward to the glad of their eyes, this increases their determination to complete their humanitarian work for humanity.
On the sixteenth of October, the joy (Shazlin) almost forgot the pain of childbirth, and all the worries that she carried with her husband every night. They were relieved by the presence of the mobile medical team, which includes a trained and skilled midwife (Leila), and because of her no longer need to risk moving to the service center in the city.
The place was overjoyed by the arrival of the newcomer, whom they called (Muntaser), and that was in the hands of the mobile medical team midwife. Happiness fell on the face of Shazlin and her husband, whose eyes were filled with tears, as he expressed words of thanks and praise, thanking the team and all those in charge of the project. Then he prostrated himself to God, thanking Him for the presence of the mobile medical team in their area at these critical moments.
The mobile medical team has become a part of the people in Salh district, and every day their love's toward the project and the donors behind it is growing more and more.