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WHO doctor awarded for helping the mothers and babies of Gaza

Nashwa_profile_pic_maternal_health_113_website_FINALWHO obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Nashwa Skaik, who leads the pioneering Early Essential Newborn Care project which assists with 75 per cent of all births in Gaza, has been awarded WHO Director-General’s Award of Excellence for her work. Credit: WHO.

22 December 2019, Gaza - “Families and in particular, mothers and infants, are the essence of any society and they should never be neglected. I am immensely honoured and grateful to this recognition, which is a true reflection of the global and regional efforts to improve mother and newborn health in all settings. This reward is a huge boost to myself and the team in our office,” WHO’s obstetrician and gynaecologist in Gaza, Dr Nashwa Skaik, reflects after receiving the WHO Director-General’s Award of Excellence for her work managing a pioneering maternal and newborn health care project in the Gaza Strip to prevent and treat the key causes of newborn death and diseases. 

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