Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has launched a first-of-its-kind maternal and child health microsite, featuring contents about women’s and children’s health promotion and diseases prevention. The microsite is an online resource for women aged 15 and above seeking evidence-based and proven information about female reproductive health, pregnancy, perinatal mental health, breastfeeding, newborn’s and young children’s health in addition to information about antenatal services that are available across all primary healthcare centers.
The microsite that can be accessed through HMC’s main website (hamad.qa) contains important health tips for health and wellbeing in pregnancy, relevant information leaflets and fliers as well as a listing of frequently asked questions about giving birth, breastfeeding and infection prevention in pregnancy. It also features educational videos and infographics on maternal and child health.
Dr. Najat Ali Mohsen Khenyab, NHS 2018-2022 National Lead for Healthy Women Leading to Healthy Pregnancies, explains that the information on the microsite are tailored to answer some of the major concerns among women of childbearing age. “I believe users will find the microsite very useful as the contents are customized to their needs in addition to details about how to access antenatal and prenatal services across the PHCC, HMC, and Sidra Medicine,” says Dr. Khenyab, who is also the Deputy Medical Director of Women’s Wellness and Research Center and Head of Feto Maternal Unit at HMC.
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