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Read the Guardian Report on PhD Student Ferhan Güloğlu’s Organization, Safe Birth in Palestine Project

Ferhan Güloğlu, a PhD Student in Anthropology at GWU, was interviewed for a report in The Guardian on the organization that she co-founded, Safe Birth in Palestine Project. The group, which launched shortly after the Israel-Gaza war began, aims to provide long-distance medical care and advice to pregnant and postpartum women in the besieged region. Thus far, Safe Birth in Palestine Project has provided Arabic language videos that give emergency unassisted birth instructions, and it is collaborating with local midwives on the development of an antenatal clinic. The group has also facilitated online consultations via Whatsapp between doctors who are members of the project and Palestinian women. Additionally, it has shepherded some medical supplies, including necessary vitamins, to Egypt’s border with the territory.