Tagged: Medicine

Gaza Patients Stranded at Egypt’s Border News Roundup
Charlotte Silver, The Electronic Intifada

Gaza Patients Stranded at Egypt’s Border

Fahad stood on his crutches at the Rafah terminal, the border crossing between Gaza and Egypt, his right foot swaddled in bandages. He waited for his name to be called. Fahad, a 27-year-old man from the northern town of Beit Hanoun, is one of more than 3,000 Palestinians hoping to cross into Egypt to receive medical care that is unavailable in Gaza.

on June 18, 2015
As Palestinian’s Hunger Strike Passes 41st Day, Cabinet Advances Force-Feeding Bill News Roundup
Haaretz

As Palestinian’s Hunger Strike Passes 41st Day, Cabinet Advances Force-Feeding Bill

On the 41st day of Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan’s hunger strike, and with other prisoners vowing to join him, Israel's cabinet advanced the bill Sunday calling for the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners. Adnan, an administrative detainee, has been forcibly hospitalized for 11 days at Assaf Harofeh Hospital.

on June 15, 2015
The Hospital Lights Won’t Stay On In Gaza, So Doctors Look To Solar Roofs News Roundup
Fast Company

The Hospital Lights Won’t Stay On In Gaza, So Doctors Look To Solar Roofs

A group of Canadian doctors hope to make blackouts a thing of the past for Gaza's hospitals by installing solar panels to provide energy 24/7 for emergency rooms and operating theatres. The "EmpowerGAZA" project has launched a fundraising drive on Indiegogo to secure the $200,000 required to fund the first hospital, with the ultimate goal being to supply a further three hospitals with the life-saving solar panels.

on June 15, 2015
Palestinians Denied Medicines in Prisons Equipped by G4S, Says New Report News Roundup
The Electronic Intifada

Palestinians Denied Medicines in Prisons Equipped by G4S, Says New Report

Palestinians are being denied medicines in prisons equipped by the Western corporations G4S and Hewlett-Packard, according to a new report by the organization Corporate Watch. The Anglo-Danish firm G4S provides the bulk of surveillance equipment used in Israeli prisons and military checkpoints.

on April 22, 2015
Q&A: ‘I saw beheaded children in Gaza’ News Roundup
Al Jazeera

Q&A: ‘I saw beheaded children in Gaza’

When called to return to Gaza to help out in al-Shifa hospital, doctor Mads Gilbert was denied access with valid papers. Gilbert told Al Jazeera that he was turned away at the Erez border crossing after Israeli authorities deemed him a "security risk". After asking for an explanation, Gilbert was threatened with arrest. Al Jazeera spoke with Gilbert about these events and what is happening beyond the checkpoint.

on December 7, 2014
Israel bars Norwegian doctor, but denies life ban News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency/AFP

Israel bars Norwegian doctor, but denies life ban

Israel has blocked Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert from entering the country and thereby accessing the Gaza Strip, but denied Monday it had imposed a lifelong ban on the outspoken medic. "He has been banned from entering Israel," foreign ministry spokesman Paul Hirschson told AFP, categorically denying reports Gilbert had been blocked from entering Gaza.

on November 17, 2014
Hashem El-Serag: Doctor and Researcher Palestinian-American Profiles

Hashem El-Serag: Doctor and Researcher

Pioneering Palestinian-American medical researcher Dr. Hashem El-Serag is a groundbreaking researcher in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the hepatitis C virus. El-Serag has published more than 120 scholarly papers and his studies on HCC constitute nearly all the literature on the disease in the United States.

on September 25, 2014
Deir al Balah Rehabilitation Center cares for Gaza’s disabled News Roundup
Dan Cohen, Mondoweiss

Deir al Balah Rehabilitation Center cares for Gaza’s disabled

In the central Gaza Strip area of Deir al Balah, Usama Abu Safer, 30, devotes his time to working with disabled people. Born paraplegic, Abu Safer’s own disability inspired him to dedicate his life to this work. “I was born disabled but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel like I’m missing something,” he explained. “This is my basic motivation to live and to help other people who have a similar condition.”

on September 17, 2014
Man, Child, Die Of Wounds Suffered During Israel’s War On Gaza News Roundup
International Middle East Media Center

Man, Child, Die Of Wounds Suffered During Israel’s War On Gaza

Palestinian medical sources report that a man and a child have died of serious injuries suffered, in different strikes, during Israel’s extensive bombardment and aggression on the Gaza Strip. The sources said resident Bassem ‘Ajjour died, on Tuesday, at a Palestinian hospital in occupied Jerusalem.

on September 2, 2014
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