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Project information

Palestinian Healthcare in Israel

To fund emergency medical care at Hadassah hospital for Palestinian children in need of urgent intervention.
To train Palestinian medical professionals at Hadassah to build the capacity of the healthcare infrastructure in the Palestinian territories.


Charity information: Hadassah UK

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  • Need


    The healthcare infrastructure in the Palestinian territories lacks resources and access to new technologies and expertise. There are treatments and techniques that are unavailable but are common at Hadassah hospital. Similarly, Palestinian medical professionals do not have access to the high level of medical training/ knowledge as their Israeli counterparts. This has a detrimental effect on the ability to provide first class medical care for those in need.


    We will provide fund the treatment of these patients who are uninsured through the Israeli health insurance system. This also includes ensuring the safe transport of the patient and their family and providing the same level of medical care as is available to Israeli patients.
    Palestinian medical professionals will receive 2-years training at Hadassah hospital, whilst working in the hospital.With this expertise they will be able to build the capacity of healthcare system in Palestine.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide first class medical care to all those in need regardless of nationality, religion or cost


    » Ensure that the funding is available to meet the medical care and transport costs of Palestinian citizens in need of urgent medical care

    What success will look like

    Through increased referral to Hadassah and treatment for Palestinian patients with urgent care needs

    Aim 2

    To train Palestinian medical professional at Hadassah teaching new skills for them to share at home


    » Provide 2 year training courses to share expertise and enable improvement of skills and updating of knowledge to improve the Palestinian infrastructur

    What success will look like

    By increased numbers of Palestinian medic training at Hadassah and an increase of application to do so. This is also demonstrate recognition of the percieved value of this training

    Aim 3

    To create a bridge to peace through positive healthcare intervention by an Israeli hospital


    » Ensure that Hadassah has the funding to provide equal access to healthcare and health education regardless of nationality or religion.

    What success will look like

    Increased interaction between Jews and Arabs in hospital grounds can result in measurable changes in values, increased tolerance and new found respect for the counter group.

  • Impact


    Improvements in the healthcare infrastructure in Palestinian territories as new techniques and expertise from Israeli medics are shared and taken home- demonstrated by evident development of their healthcare system
    An improved access to and understanding better healthcare. Would be easily measurable through statistic analysis.
    A positive view of Israel communicated through these medical interventions/ training to the Arab world.


    Due to underlying animosity between Jews and Arabs there will be some Arabs patients/ medics who won't want to be involved in the Israeli health system. This is something that we hope would change with time on evidence of how the system works for those who do want to be involved. Additional to the healthcare aspect and important part of this project is the demonstration of Hadassah as a platform through medicine for shared society


    We will send annual reports on the progress of the project and distribute regular newsletters updating.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Medical Professional training teaching 2 Palestinian/ year
      £50,000 Treatment fund This fund will treat up to 5 patients - dependent on the level of care required.
  • Background


    At Hadassah hospital's Ein Kerem hospital campus on the border of East Jerusalem, Israel.


    Palestinian citizens from Israel's surrounding Palestinian Territories. Largely they are from a poor socio-economic group and have a distrustful relationship with Israel. There are over 4m Palestinians in East Jerusalum, the West Bank and Gaza

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem, known as one of the best hospitals in the Middle East region. It is known as an oasis for Jewish-Arab coexistence, nearly 40 percent of the medical staff isArab and every one worked together to save both Jewish and Arab lives, without discrimination, regardless of the political situation.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mark Addleman

    Hadassah UK Executive Director will work with our partners in Israel - in Hadassah to ensure that funds are directed to designated need.