Tagged: Medicine

The Children of Gaza: A Generation Scarred & Under Siege Fact Sheets
IMEU

The Children of Gaza: A Generation Scarred & Under Siege

On August 24, nearly half a million Palestinian children in Gaza who were scheduled to start a new school year were unable to do so because of Israel's latest military assault on the occupied and besieged coastal strip, "Operation Protective Edge". The following fact sheet provides an overview of the impact that Israel's latest assault and its siege and blockade have had on the children of Gaza.

on August 28, 2014
Heartache from the Hospital Beds of Gaza Victims News Roundup
Palestinian News & Info Agency - WAFA

Heartache from the Hospital Beds of Gaza Victims

At one of the rooms in An-Najah National University Hospital in Nablus, five-year-old Inas, who sustained injuries in her leg, fiddled with her red doll as she laid on her hospital bed, perhaps reminding herself and those around her that she is still a five-year-old child…maybe she has chosen a ‘red’ doll to recall what has befallen her along with her family after their home, located in Rafah in the southern part of Gaza Strip, was pounded by Israeli warplanes during the latest aggression.

on August 27, 2014
Epidemic feared in Gaza sheltering centers as skin infections spread News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Epidemic feared in Gaza sheltering centers as skin infections spread

Displaced Gaza residents in sheltering centers are suffering from dangerous skin infections which could become a epidemic as a result of water shortage, the Ministry of Health says. Speaking to Ma'an, the director of the chronic diseases department said about 50 percent of Gazans who live in sheltering centers suffer from skin problems such as fungal infections, scabies and lice. The main reason for such infections, added Dr Kamal Shakhra, is the severe water shortage.

on August 27, 2014
Cabinet Calls for Urgent Relief of Palestinians’ Suffering in Gaza News Roundup
Palestinian News & Info Agency - WAFA

Cabinet Calls for Urgent Relief of Palestinians’ Suffering in Gaza

Palestinian Council of Ministers called on Tuesday upon all neighboring and friendly countries to urgently provide financial and humanitarian aid for the relief of Palestinian civilians’ suffering in the war-battered Gaza.

on August 26, 2014
In Fatal Flash, Gaza Psychologist Switches Roles, Turning Into a Trauma Victim News Roundup
Anne Barnard, The New York Times

In Fatal Flash, Gaza Psychologist Switches Roles, Turning Into a Trauma Victim

Hassan al-Zeyada has spent decades counseling fellow residents of the Gaza Strip who experience psychological trauma. Now, as he prepares to aid his neighbors after a new round of combat and carnage, he has a challenging new patient: himself.

on August 4, 2014
Israeli forces ‘open fire at ambulance’ amid clashes near Nablus News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces ‘open fire at ambulance’ amid clashes near Nablus

Israeli forces opened fire at an ambulance as it was bringing injured Palestinians from a site of clashes near Nablus to a nearby hospital, medics told Ma'an. Amid clashes at the Huwarra checkpoint south of Nablus, Israeli forces shot and injured six Palestinians with live fire, medics said.

on August 1, 2014
Mohammad Herzallah: Doctor and Innovator Palestinian-American Profiles
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Mohammad Herzallah: Doctor and Innovator

Life in developing countries can be mentally and physically dangerous, and these hardships are only magnified for Palestinians living under occupation. It is estimated that around one million Palestinians in the West Bank suffer from clinical depression, and it’s this dilemma to which Dr. Mohammad M. Herzallah has dedicated his work.

on July 30, 2014
Gaza Crisis Update (July 30, 2014) Fact Sheets
IMEU

Gaza Crisis Update (July 30, 2014)

The IMEU offers the latest update on Israel's current military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

on July 30, 2014
Basil M. Hantash: Doctor and Cancer Researcher Palestinian-American Profiles

Basil M. Hantash: Doctor and Cancer Researcher

At the Stanford University School of Medicine, Palestinian-American physician-scientist Basil M. Hantash is overseeing a team of researchers working on nothing less than a stem cell-based cure for bloodborne cancers. This cure could be ready for application in humans in as little as 3-5 years. "We're creating a universal donor adult stem cell," says Hantash "and the implications for bloodborne cancer sufferers could be enormous.

on July 29, 2014
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