How can you help?
There is no greater gift than breath
The Giving Breath Campaign raises funds to purchase nebulizers for CF patients in the Middle East and North Africa region. We turn your contribution into a gift of breath for a CF patients in need.
Cystic fibrosis a progressive, genetic disease that affects the body's ability to control the movement of salt and water between cells. This causes mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system, causing breathing problems and increase the risk of lung infections.
Nebulizers are used to deliver medications to control the build-up of mucus and the progression of other symptoms in people with cystic fibrosis. Nebulizers are used to deliver different types of medication to the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis such as bronchodilators, corticosteroid and enzyme dornase alfa.
The bronchodilator therapy will not only improves airway obstruction but also increases clearance of viscous secretions in the lungs.
Regular nebulized antibiotic treatment also reduces the frequency of worsening of infection in people with cystic fibrosis.
With Your Help
Our goal is to ensure every CF patient who is eligible in the Middle East and North Africa receives a free nebulizer and equipment, giving them breath for 1 full year!
This months country in focus
Through the work of MECFA, we are making great strides in Jordan partnering with the Minister of Health, H.E. Dr. Firas Al-Hawari, the King Abdullah University Hospital and the Harvard CF Center from Boston, USA. Dr Al-Hawari has established space and developed CF care teams in two state hospitals. We are now actively lobbying the Jordan Health Ministry to supply two essential drugs to patients, Dnaze and CF fat soluble vitamins. We will embark on a full CF team education program in the Summer of 2023 that will see Jordan CF clinicians and allied health trained by the Harvard CF Center team of specialists.
There are over 400 patients in Jordan who need a nebulizer right now. As access to inhaled therapies and trained CF caregivers increases it becomes essential for patients to have a quality CF approved nebulizer. Please consider donating to help us give breath to Jordan CF patients. Join the Boston team in raising funds for CF patients who need nebulizers in Jordan. Boston to Jordan >>>>
What Do Cystic Fibrosis Patients Need?
Every CF patient needs access to an inhalation device with 3 essential components: An electric-powered compressor, a nebulizer, and an oxygen mask our mouthpiece.
Pick your Donation Pack
There are several ways to donate to help in the purchase of necessary nebulizer equipment to enable a CF patient to breathe. In collaboration with MECFA, Omron is generously helping our donations have more impact in the region.
Other Donation Packs
MECFA appreciates your support and corporate matching programs set up to help causes like ours. Additional information about MECFA can be found below:
Middle East Cystic Fibrosis Association
675 VFW PARKWAY SUITE 226
Chestnut Hill, MA
Contact us to learn how you can ask your company to match funds you raise to give the gift of breath.