Tagged: Medicine

In Photos: Palestinian Medics Treat Earthquake Victims in Ecuador News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

In Photos: Palestinian Medics Treat Earthquake Victims in Ecuador

A Palestinian medical team arrived to the destroyed city of Portoviejo last week to help treat the victims of a deadly earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16. The team provided medical treatment, including surgeries, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a statement Monday.

on April 25, 2016
Gaza Medics Back Striking English Junior Doctors News Roundup
BBC

Gaza Medics Back Striking English Junior Doctors

When junior doctors in England went on strike, photographs of support spread on social media from celebrities, members of the public, their pets - and doctors from Gaza. While images of Martin Freeman, Noel Edmonds and a rather large cat might have caught many people's eye, images of three young men in white coats in a Middle Eastern hospital stood out.

on January 13, 2016
Q&A: A Conversation with Dr. Mads Gilbert Q&As
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Q&A: A Conversation with Dr. Mads Gilbert

In his new book, Night in Gaza, venerable Norwegian physician Mads Gilbert offers a powerful firsthand account of what he experienced and saw working in Al-Shifa Hospital during the Israeli assault of 2014. The IMEU talked with Dr. Gilbert about being kept out of Gaza, his book, and how he’s able to remain an optimist.

on September 28, 2015
Doctor in Blockaded Gaza Makes Stethoscope with 3-D Printer News Roundup
Fares Akram, Associated Press

Doctor in Blockaded Gaza Makes Stethoscope with 3-D Printer

A Palestinian-Canadian doctor has created a low-cost stethoscope using a 3-D printer, the first in a series of inventions he hopes will help alleviate medical supply shortages caused by an eight-year blockade on the Gaza Strip. Dr. Tarek Loubani says his stethoscope can be made for just $2.50 — a fraction of the cost of leading brands -- and some doctors say the equipment is just as good.

on September 10, 2015
Gaza Doctor Invents Stethoscope Which Is ‘Better Than World’s Best’ but Costs Only 30 Cents News Roundup
Haaretz

Gaza Doctor Invents Stethoscope Which Is ‘Better Than World’s Best’ but Costs Only 30 Cents

A physician working in the Gaza Strip has invented a 3-D printed stethoscope which he claims is better than the top stethoscope on the market while costing only 30 cents to make. The stethoscope's design was published on Friday and is available for free. It can be used to print the device by anyone with a 3-D printer, Tarek Loubani, a Canadian of Palestinian descent, said.

on August 15, 2015
4 Killed, Dozens Injured As Israeli Ordnance Explodes In Gaza News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

4 Killed, Dozens Injured As Israeli Ordnance Explodes In Gaza

At least four Palestinians were killed on Thursday and over 30 injured when an unexploded ordnance from last summer's Israeli military offensive went off while clearing rubble from a destroyed house in the southern Gaza Strip, medics said. Palestinian medical sources at the Abu Yousif al-Najjar hospital in Rafah said four bodies and multiple wounded Palestinians arrived at the emergency room.

on August 6, 2015
Laila Al-Marayati: Doctor and Humanitarian Palestinian-American Profiles

Laila Al-Marayati: Doctor and Humanitarian

Dr. Laila Al-Marayati is a former Presidential appointee and Director of Women's Health at a large community health center in California. Born in 1962 and raised in a Palestinian family in Los Angeles, she ran her own gynecological practice for 11 years after earning her medical degree from UC-Irvine and receiving specialty training in gynecology at Los Angeles County USC Women's Hospital.

on August 4, 2015
Israeli Forces Detain Gazan Traveling To West Bank For Treatment News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Detain Gazan Traveling To West Bank For Treatment

Israeli forces on Friday afternoon detained a young Palestinian man from the Gaza Strip as he tried to pass through Erez crossing near Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza strip. Ibrahim al-Shaer, 20, was attempting to travel to the West Bank for medical treatment when Israeli forces stopped him and took him into custody, Palestinian sources and family relatives told Ma’an. He was taken to an unknown destination.

on July 11, 2015
Palestine: Gaza, One Year After, Palestinians Still Suffocated by Israeli Occupation News Roundup
Doctors Without Borders

Palestine: Gaza, One Year After, Palestinians Still Suffocated by Israeli Occupation

A year after the 51-day war in Gaza, hundreds of Palestinians with devastating injuries from the Israeli assault still fill the waiting rooms of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in need of complex reconstructive surgeries and physical rehabilitation. With the continued blockade and siege of Gaza, it is as if the latest of round of Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed had just ended.

on July 8, 2015
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