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Ministry of Health and World Bank launch health resiliency project23 February 2015, Ramallah − The Palestinian Ministry of Health and the World Bank, together with the WHO, USAID and the Italian Cooperation, participated in a launching ceremony of a World Bank project to strengthen health system resiliency. The US$ 8.5 million project will continue for 6 years and includes US$ 2 million for support for emergency clinical services in the Gaza Strip, and US$ 6.5 for the rationalization and reform of the health insurance and referrals systems in the West Bank.

His Excellency Minister of Health Dr Jawad Awwad said the commitment to development and reform in the health sector was a “top priority” for the ministry, despite external challenges that threaten sustainability, especially the recent Gaza war.

Fifty-three per cent of the West Bank population and 80%–100% of the Gaza population depends on health care services provided by the Ministry of Health, according to Dr Amira Hindi, Director of the Medical Referral Department.  

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