South Sudan

Lifesaving Course for Sudanese Refugees

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11 refugees were lucky enough to attend an MDA First Aid/Lifesaving Course before their return to southern Sudan.

The aim of the course was to enable them to treat people and use the lifesaving techniques to save lives in their homeland, where quality and accessible medical assistance is very sparse.

The 10-day course was held at the MDA station in Eilat and taught in Arabic by MDA paramedic Osama Abu Mukh.

Eli Bin, MDA Director-General: "MDA places supreme importance on disseminating its medical knowledge and lifesaving values throughout Israel and the rest of the world. The knowledge acquired by the Sudanese refugees will serve them well throughout their lives and help save many others in their country. This welcome initiative is an excellent expression of MDA's active membership in the Movement of the International Red Cross.

MDA is saving lives all the time. And if through training these refugees the organization will be saving more lives across the world, it is certainly worthwhile.

MDA thanks the Israeli Foreign Ministry for their important support, which has undoubtedly helped bring advanced medicine to one of Africa's most severely underdeveloped countries."