MedGlobal to provide critical medical relief in Gaza despite heavy restrictions

MedGlobal is partnering with the Palestinian American Medical Association (PAMA) to send a team of medical and surgical volunteers for a week-long mission in Gaza at the end of June.

The team is delivering critically-needed medical equipment, surgical supplies, and medications. MedGlobal will also provide medical consultations, perform surgical procedures, and offer medical training to local healthcare providers. This mission is coordinated with the Ministry of Health of Gaza and will be delivered at Al-Shifa, Nasser, and Rantisi Hospitals.

The medical team are highly-skilled professionals with diverse specialties including pulmonology/critical care, obstetrics/gynecology, nephrology, hematology/oncology, pediatrics, orthopedics, anesthesia, and nursing. They will provide hands-on medical and surgical support, and training to enhance life-saving healthcare services.

Gaza’s healthcare system is in a state of crisis, with less than one month of stock, there is a severe shortage of medical supplies and medications. Fuel is also critically limited, hospitals in Gaza have been required to ration electricity by suspending services such as sterilization and diagnostics. In Gaza, there are 1.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, 900,000 people are in need of health interventions, more than one-third of which are children.

MedGlobal is also partnering with Butterfly Network to provide hand-held ultrasound scanners, Butterfly iQ’s, and bringing medical imaging to low-resource environments in Gaza. Ultrasounds can be viewed on a smartphone, allowing for advanced medical imaging with minimal resources. MedGlobal will train local healthcare providers on their use and donate the iQs upon completion.

“We see the terrible humanitarian situation, get angry, make prayers, and sometimes demonstrate. With MedGlobal, we are able to do more and deliver the much-needed and dignified healthcare that the Palestinian people of Gaza deserve,” says Dr. Zaher Sahloul, MedGlobal Founder and President.

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