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

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.

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 2016 year we completed the rehabilitation of a new unit in Hebron which will serve a population of 850,000 people.

Supporting Gaza’s Blood Banks

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.

Tertiary Healthcare for Palestinian Refugees from Syria

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.

GAZA Blood Bank 

In 2015-2016 MAP delivered 

24 blood donation drives

4,838 units of blood collected

 

LEBAnON emergency hospital care

83 patients received tertiary care for life-threatening conditions

CASE STUDY:

HEALING HEARTS IN LEBANON

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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