The facts

Conflict and ongoing military occupation continue to endanger Palestinian lives and cause injuries every year. Hospitals are under resourced and emergency staff are often unable to access the specialised training they need. The effects of the 2014 attacks on Gaza are still being felt by thousands who are yet to return to their homes, are still disconnected from the water and power supply and who, in some cases, are still recovering from complex injuries. Improved rehabilitative services are vital to minimising long-term disability after conflict.

Our response

In emergencies, MAP is ready to act fast to get vital aid to those in need. When the bombing started in Gaza in 2014, MAP was one of the first organisations to respond and provided more medical supplies to public hospitals than any other NGO during the crisis.

MAP is improving local capacity to deal with emergencies, and empowering communities to develop strong systems and protocols to respond in crisis. We ensure that hospitals are appropriately stocked and equipped and ready to respond to emergencies.

Our Projects


Improving the Treatment Of Burns, West Bank and Gaza

Displacement, cramped living conditions and over-reliance on open flames can often result in burns injuries. Since 2009, MAP has been supporting specialised hospital units for the treatment of burns in the West Bank and Gaza with supplies, training and equipment. In 2017 we opened a new unit in Hebron which will serve a population of 850,000 people and have plans for a new unit in Gaza.

Read about two Palestinian surgeons from Hebron and Nablus in the West Bank burns units MAP supports who benefited from an intensive four month burns management training placement in India and Nepal in 2019. 

Zero Stock Medicines and Disposables

2017 saw a stark deterioration in essential medical supplies entering Gaza, with October marking 40% of medicines out of stock or with less than one months supply.

In April 2018 this figure reached a staggering 50% meaning hospitals and medical centres were running on only half supplies. MAP continue to monitor the shortages and we help by procuring and supplying key essential medicines and disposables.

Limb Reconstruction and Physiotherapy Training, Gaza

The 2014 attacks on Gaza caused many injuries too complex to be treated within the local health system. With our partner, IDEALS, MAP established a permanent limb reconstruction unit staffed by local surgeons and nurses at Al Shifa Hospital, securing the future of post-traumatic and reconstructive surgery in Gaza. We are also investing in rehabilitation services to reduce the likelihood of ongoing health complications.

Since 30th March 2018, more than 315 Palestinians have been killed and 33,000 injured by Israeli forces. More than 7,300 people have received gunshot wounds, mostly to their limbs, showing the huge need for our programme.

Hear from Shahd and Mohammed, MAP's programme staff in Gaza about their vital work supporting Limb Reconstruction patients, and the great advances being made in the treatment of high velocity gunshot wounds. 



hebron burns unit

16 doctors, nurses and midwives trained in burns care

75  patients treated in the new hebron burns unit










Read how MAP's tertiary care project is providing life-saving surgeries for Palestinian refugees who have fled Syria's civil war.

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