MAP discusses healthcare barriers at St George's Global Health conference

Last week Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) joined with St George’s University of London, Kingston University and Physicians for Human Rights – Israel, as well as many other global health organisations and experts at the St George’s Global Health Conference 2017, “Challenging Borders: Addressing the Barriers to Global Health.”

The Conference brought together practitioners, academics, students and charities to discuss various concepts and situations around the world where health and healthcare provision is being impacted by borders and other access issues.

Dr Ahmad Younis, who has been working with MAP to assess needs and provide training on physiotherapy in Gaza, presented the findings of his recent trip to Gaza last year. Dr Younis also discussed the impact of ten years of blockade and closure on the availability of services in Gaza and his own experiences of being obstructed by the blockade and closure as a Palestinian from Gaza.

Dr Younis was joined over Skype by MAP’s Director of Programmes in Gaza, Fikr Shaltoot and Dana Moss of Physicians for Human Rights – Israel.

Attendees joined us in calling for #HealthAndDignity for Palestinians.

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 *Photo credit: Richard Gray

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