The 296 chapters of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, are completing plans for an intensive national campaign for the Hadassah Infant Welfare Fund, which will be held through the month of February. Thousands of muslin “milk bottle bags” are being distributed for contributions, and these will be collected by committees during the campaign period.
Infant welfare work in Palestine is part of Hadassah’s comprehensive program of preventive medicine. In the twenty-one health welfare clinics, located in central points throughout the country, mothers and babies are given modern, scientific care. Lectures and demonstrations are given to the mothers, and the Hadassah nurses follow up many of the cases in the homes to see if instructions are heeded.
During the past year approximately 13,000 mothers and infants were cared for in these clinics monthly. A year before, the number of registrants was about 6,000.