MSF Luxembourg: official humanitarian partner of the ING Night Marathon Luxembourg since 2012.
Have you registered, either individually or through your company, for the ING Night Marathon Luxembourg on 1 June 2019?
Your sporting performance can be part of an even greater challenge: preventing women from dying during childbirth
Combine your race with the MSF Solidarity Challenge and raise at least 200 euros to
support our maternity hospital in Khost, Afghanistan!
For several decades, Afghan women have not had access to education, which has led to a lack of trained female staff to care for women during childbirth. Yet, many families ask to be treated by a purely female medical team because of cultural norms surrounding gender. This dilemma is one of the reasons why nearly two-thirds of babies are born at home without medical assistance.
All MSF projects in Afghanistan focus on training female staff. By strengthening their skills, MSF ensures that its projects best meet the needs of women.
Main entrance to the maternity hospital in Khost, open since March 2012.
Prenatal check-up. The maternity hospital is managed entirely by MSF to provide a safe environment for deliveries.
A paediatric nurse tries to save a baby born with complications.
In 2017, there were 23,000 deliveries at the Khost maternity hospital.
The MSF maternity hospital in Khost is open 24 hours a day and offers the following services:
- Vaccination for newborn babies
- Family planning
- Health promotion
- Treatment for victims of sexual violence
- Ambulance service to the provincial hospital and health centres
- Neonatal intensive care unit
- Awareness-raising and promotion of health in the province’s various districts
More information here.
By becoming a solidarity runner*, whether alone or with your company, you will help ensure that women give birth in better conditions.
Ready to take on the MSF Solidarity Challenge ?
Get your friends, colleagues and family to help you raise at least 200 euros and support this amazing project!
Create your fundraising page:
*IMPORTANT: MSF does not supply the bib numbers. You or your team must have signed up for the ING Night Marathon Luxembourg beforehand .
As a thank you for the money you raise, we will give you an MSF T-shirt to run in. Your company can even add its logo to it.
Taking on the MSF Solidarity Challenge solo? Your contact:
Tel : (+352) 33 25 15 – 502
Taking on the MSF Solidarity Challenge with your company? Your contact:
Tel : (+352) 32 25 15 – 304