Upcoming event: Palestinians in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Medical aid for Palestinians (MAP) invites you to a panel discussion, Palestinians in the COVID-19 Pandemic, organised by UNRWA, that we are speaking at on Wednesday 20 May.

Palestinians and Palestine Refugees in the Covid-19 Pandemic: No Palestine refugee is left behind, everyone matters
Wednesday 20 May, 1pm UK time

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What will be discussed?

This week MAP will join UNRWA, the World Health Organization and leading health experts to discuss the situation of Palestinians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The virtual 73rd World Health Assembly side event will explore possible ways to address of the socioeconomic and political determinants of health. Panellists will discuss and analyse how they negatively affect the well-being of Palestinian refugees who live in extremely volatile and challenging environments, and ways to deliver lifesaving and essential health services to them, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has amplified the mostly man-made vulnerabilities of the Palestinian population.

The panellists

Moderator: Dr. Richard Horton, Chief Editor, The Lancet

Dr. Akihiro Seita, UNRWA Health Director & WHO Special Representative

Dr. Mai Dr. al-Kaila, Minister of Health, Palestine

Dr. Gerald Rockenschaub, Head of Office/ WHO Occupied Palestinian Territory

Mr Neil Sammonds, Advocacy & Campaigns Director, Medical Aid for Palestinians

Dr. Ghada Al-Jadba, UNRWA, Chief/ Field Health Programme, Gaza

Ms. Tammy Yu, IFMSA Liaison Officer for Human Rights and Peace Issues

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