The Facts

As the first point of contact with a health system, a good quality and accessible primary healthcare service is crucial to improving wellbeing and tackling health inequalities. Yet primary care is often underfunded and under resourced. Strong primary healthcare is especially vital in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and Lebanon, where access to health is hindered by movement restrictions and other symptoms of occupation and exile

Our response

MAP is working to improve access to primary health and diagnostic services, the continuity of care for patients and aspects of public health in the oPt and Lebanon. We do this by filling the gaps in basic service provision, providing top-up services to those most in need, and helping to strengthen existing providers.

By maintaining good links with key stakeholders in primary healthcare in the oPt  and Lebanon – especially the Palestinian Ministry of Health and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) – MAP is well placed to deliver a variety of large and small-scale programmes.

We believe that prevention is better than cure: if we can act to address the root causes of poor health, we can help to prevent long-term illness.

Mobile health clinic

consultations Provided in 2017


including 501 to pregnant women

Mobile eye clinic


serious eye conditions DIAGNOSED and refered for specialist Care


Case study:

Healthcare in the Jordan Valley

The Trefaat community sits on top of a wadi in the Jordan Valley. There are no services at all in Trefaat, but MAP’s mobile clinic visits the community.

The mobile clinic is a lifeline to many people in the Valley, including three and a half year old Mustafa, and one year old Saeed.

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MAP in action

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Essential primary healthcare resources

MAP is committed to challenging polices and practices that impact the health of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. In doing so, we often join with other international aid agencies to produce key publications and reports.

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