WHO appeals for US$ 5.3 million to respond to trauma and emergency care needs in Gaza

  18 March 2019, Gaza, oPt - The World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for US$ 5.3 million to provide life- and limb-saving interventions to massive numbers of injured patients overwhelming an already fragile health system in Gaza. The upcoming one-year anniversary of the Great March of Return on 30 March could result in further casualties and an increase in people...

WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean calls for respecting the right to health of all Palestinians and protection for health care

27 February 2019, oPt - Concluding a three-day visit to the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, called for ensuring regular and reliable access to health for all Palestinians and respect for the sanctity of health care. During his visit, the Regional Director met with Prime Minister Dr Rami Hamdallah for a discussion...

Improving the health system in the West Bank and Gaza to achieve health for all

22 January 2019 – With the generous support of the Italian Cooperation, World Health Organization in the occupied Palestinian territory is launching a 2-year project to improve the health system to achieve universal health coverage. The health system in the West Bank and Gaza is afflicted by the continued occupation, prolonged conflict and deteriorating social-economic conditions. The funding from the Italian...

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