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.
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 2016 year we completed the rehabilitation of a new unit in Hebron which will serve a population of 850,000 people.
MAP supplies Gaza’s Central Blood Bank Association and Al Shifa Hospital Blood Bank with disposables and equipment required to hold blood donation campaigns to supply Gaza’s hospitals with enough blood and blood products. This is especially important during times of emergency.
The cost of tertiary care treatments such as heart or cancer operations in Lebanon can be prohibitively expensive for Palestinian refugees who have fled there from the war in Syria. UNRWA estimates the average cost per procedure to be US$2,500, however some procedures can be much more expensive. UNRWA covers 50% of the cost of life-saving hospital treatments for Palestinian refugees from Syria and MAP has established a fund to cover the remainder not covered by other donors.
In 2015-2016 MAP delivered
24 blood donation drives
4,838 units of blood collected
83 patients received tertiary care for life-threatening conditions