To help the Palestinians affected by the conflict with the necessary support Salam Ya Seghar Campaign signs MoU with Médecins Sans Frontières

UAE, Sharjah, April, 2015: Under the direction of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qassimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, and UNHCR Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children,Salam Ya Seghar campaign– For Palestinian Children, one of the Big Heart Foundation initiatives, and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the plastic surgery and post-operative care project in the Gaza Strip recently which aims to provide the necessary support for the Palestinians affected by the conflict.
The MoU was signed by Mariam Al-Hammadi, Director of SYS, and Dr Mathilde Berthelot, Program Manager for the OPT in MSF.Salam Ya Seghar campaign contributed with a support of USD 500.000 where MSF will be providing the necessary support for those who are suffering from burn and trauma especially children, and to guarantee the supply of medical equipment and consumable material necessary for the treatment, as well as the availability of qualified staff in the specific activities mentioned.
“This initiative is part of our commitment on supporting the Palestinian children, where we can help them to heal in their surrounding conditions. In collaboration with MSF, we aim to provide free medical services for the patients which include, operations of plastic surgeries, post-operative care, and necessary psychological care, where we will work hard to provide them with the important needs,” Mariam Al-Hammadi said.
She added, “The project will continue for one year starting from April 2015 to March 2016, and we hope during this period we have provided the support for the largest possible number of patients in Gaza Strip, and to help them to return back to their normal lives.”
MSFhas agreed with the health authority in Gaza to work with Shifa Hospital, Nasser Hospital, and the post-operative clinic to treat the patients and provide them with the necessary medical and psychological support.The agreement was due to the unavailability of plastic surgery field in Gaza Strip which is necessary for the treatment.

About the Big Heart Foundation
After its beginning as The Big Heart Campaign, which focused on providing Syrian Children with the necessary support under “Salam Ya Seghar Foundation”, today it’s known as “The Big Heart Foundation” consisting of “Salam Ya Seghar Campaigns” one of the Foundation’s initiatives. The “Salam Ya Seghar Campaigns” focus on providing the Palestinian Children, Refugee Children, and Children with Cancer with the necessary needs for their lives.

About Médecins Sans Frontières
MSF is one of the world’s leading independent organizations formed in 1971 for medical humanitarian aid, giving quality medical care to people caught in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. Every day, more than 27,000 MSF field staff provide assistance around the world to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, and exclusion from health care or natural disasters.
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