Join MAP at the World Health Assembly: Health of Palestinian refugees

If you are attending the World Health Assembly in Geneva next week come along to hear Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) speak on a panel alongside the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), The Lancet and other healthcare professionals.

Health of Palestinians and Palestinian refugees: 70 years after the Nakba (Catastrophe)

Wednesday 23 May, 19.00-21.00

Moscou Room, International Geneva Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland

Healthcare and human rights experts will discuss the impact of this long standing refugee situation on the health and wellbeing of Palestine refugees, the current mass casualties in Gaza, blockade and occupation and UNRWA’s unprecedented financial crisis.  Neil Sammonds, MAP’s Advocacy and Campaigns Director, will launch MAP’s new report: Health in Exile: Barriers to the Health and Dignity of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon (see below).


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


Dr. Jawad Awwad, Minister of Health, Palestine

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

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

Mr. Neil Sammonds, Advocacy & Campaigns Director, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), UK

Dr. Hend Harb, Head Health Centre, UNRWA Health Programme, Gaza

Ms. Batool Al-wahdani, IFMSA, Vice President for External Affairs

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Health in Exile: Barriers to the Health and Dignity of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

Timed to mark the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, MAP will be releasing its new report which illustrates how perpetual displacement and marginalisation has created a decades-long humanitarian crisis for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.  The 16-page report shows not only how dismal socioeconomic conditions impact their health and dignity, but how a chronically under-resourced and jumbled system of healthcare is struggling to deliver adequate services.

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