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Wilson Center Intern Discusses Experience Working In Syrian Refugee Camp Women’s Clinic

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Where Life Begins: Reducing Risky Births in a Refugee Camp
Elizabeth Wang, an intern with the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses her experience at the Jordan Health Aid Society in Zaatari camp, the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world. Wang writes, “At the Women and Girls Comprehensive Center in Zaatari camp, which is run by the Jordan Health Aid Society and supported by UNFPA, refugee women of all ages receive services such as family planning, pre- and post-natal care, vaccinations, gynecological check-ups, and culturally sensitive information sessions. Every day, the clinic delivers five to seven babies. … Despite this success, giving birth in Zaatari is not without dangers…” (3/6).