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SDC Deputy Director visits Shifa Hospital in Gaza

SDC Deputy Director with staff during a visit to Shifa Hospital in Gaza23 August 2016, Gaza – WHO facilitated a visit to Gaza’s Shifa hospital for Mattia Poretti, the new Deputy Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Shifa, the largest hospital in Palestine, faces shortages of medicines and medical disposables, lack of staff, unreliable power and fuel supplies, and very limited training and capacity-building opportunities.

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