A great success for the Caritas Baby Hospital

On Saturday, October 28, the Caritas Baby Hospital held an information event on cystic fibrosis. Over 50 affected families came to the Caritas Baby Hospital in order to obtain information on this chronic respiratory disease.

After welcoming words by Head physician Dr Hiyam Marzouqa one of the doctors of the hospital explained the medical basics of this hereditary disease.  For the attendees, which were almost 100, the following presentation on proper nutrition for children with cystic fibrosis was of special interest. The parents were able to ask the health care professionals many questions. For example, the lungs physiotherapist, who gave vivid descriptions on exercises that parents could do with their children at home, so that the therapeutic success after a hospitalization can be prolonged. In order to call attention to a holistic treatment approach a social care worker of the Caritas Baby Hospital introduced the support group for children with cystic fibrosis.

With this event, which was attended by families from across the West Bank, the hospital proved once more to be a center of competence for this severe respiratory disease.