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.

Our projects

Mobile health clinic, West Bank

The Bedouin of the West Bank are one of the most isolated groups in Palestine, suffering from high rates of malnutrition and elevated rates of accidents and hygiene-related hazards.

With our partner Islah Charitable Society we provide a mobile clinic which treats members of these communities, and delivers health awareness sessions and hygiene kits to families. 

Mobile eye clinic, West Bank

With our partner, St John Eye Hospital, MAP provides free eye examinations through a mobile clinic, checking for conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts, and referring for treatment. The team also teaches preventative measures and helps people to self-detect eye diseases early.

Family Medicine

MAP has been working with partner International Development of Family Medicine in Palestine (IDFMP) to support the development of family medicine as a specialist medical field in Palestine. The project aims to adapt the current primary healthcare service delivery model towards a family medicine approach to provide continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, person and family-centred care, with a multidisciplinary team responsible for delivery of services to a defined population.

Mobile health clinic

consultations Provided in 2015

10,883

 

Mobile eye clinic

BENEFICIARIES SERVED in 20152,715

serious eye conditions DIAGNOSED and refered for specialist Care

361

CASE STUDY:

First aid training in the Jordan Valley

Read how first-aid training for local women has built resilience and promoted health for the marginalised Bedouin community of Ara’rah.

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