Gaza

Country Facts

  • Nearly 1.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance
  • 900,000 people in the Gaza Strip need health interventions
  • The healthcare sector is impeded by shortages of medical supplies and medications
  • In 2018, 47% of essential medications were at “zero stock level”

MedGlobal's Response

Gaza

MEDICAL MISSION, JUNE 2019

In the Occupied Palestinian Territories, an estimated 2.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. 1.6 million are in the Gaza Strip.

MedGlobal, in partnership with the Palestinian American Medical Association (PAMA) and in coordination with the Ministry of Health, deployed a medical mission to the Gaza Strip. During this mission, experienced healthcare professionals provided both medical and surgical services in Al-Shifa, Nasser and Rantisi Hospitals. 

Over 300 patients received medical and surgical care, with training and capacity building for over 100 local health care professionals.  Training included using point-of-care ultrasounds and critical care techniques as well as demonstrating the latest surgical techniques.  

To date, MedGlobal and Rahma Worldwide have distributed over $2 million of medical supplies and equipment supporting over 31,000 beneficiaries.  We supported the refurbishment and opened an Intensive Care Unit for children in Kamal Edwan Hospital in the north of Gaza, with over 800 children supported in this effort. Medical supplies were also provided for over 1200 patients with end-stage kidney patients.

Volunteer

MedGlobal is looking for volunteers to join us in Gaza in Summer 2020.

Surgical Specialties: Vascular, Plastics, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, General Medicine, Anesthesia, Interventional Radiology and Cardiology

Trainers Certified in: Advanced Trauma Life Support POCUS (Point-of-care Ultrasound)

Other Specialties (including but not limited to): Pediatrics (Heme/Onc, GI, General, Genetics), Gastroenterology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, OB-GYN

medical convoy to Gaza - January, 2020

MedGlobal and Rahma Worldwide sent a medical convoy to Gaza. MedGlobal is continuing to support Palestinian patients in Gaza and to donate lifesaving medications, medical supplies, and technology supplies donated by MedGlobal, in partnership with Rahma and Palestinian American Medical Association (PAMA)-totaled more than $500k over the past six months. This critical donation helped with emergencies, surgeries, and chronic diseases. 

Specifically, the convoy included overseeing the distribution of medical containers with $675k of cancer and dialysis medications to Al Nasser hospital in Khan Younis and the European Hospital. We also delivered, to Kamal Edwan hospital, a mammogram machine and four baby incubators with a container of medical supplies; these donations were from the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), and were valued at $2.3 million. Visiting Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza city and rounding on patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and follow-ups on Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) training we provided in June 2019.

This was MedGlobal’s second trip to Gaza. In June 2019, MedGlobal deployed the first medical, surgical and training mission which consisted of 14 physicians and nurses in collaboration with PAMA. Our team trained our Palestinian colleagues on the use of new technology including Portable Ultrasound and we donated 6 devices to two hospitals (Al-Shifa and Al-Naser).

Convoy itinerary:

  • Arrival to Gaza on Monday, January 3, 2020.
  • Visits to Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza city and rounding on patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and follow-ups on Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) training. 
  • Meetings with local health authorities.
  • Overseeing the distribution of medical containers with $675k of cancer and dialysis medications to Al Nasser hospital in Khan Younis and the European Hospital – part of the medical convoy is provided by MedGlobal and Rahma Worldwide.
  • Delivering to Kamal Edwan hospital a mammogram machine and 4 babies incubators with a container of medical supplies donated from the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), valued at $2.3 million.
  • Meeting Dr. Abo Riesheh at the Ministry of Health to talk about the medical needs in Gaza.
  • Participating in the opening ceremony of Kamal Edwan Intensive Pediatric Unit in Bait Lahia, the cost of this renovation was $45k.

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