The objective of this project is to contribute to the resilience of people living in the Gaza Strip by improving the access to quality health care. The humanitarian situation in Palestine’s Gaza Strip has continuously and raplidly deteriorated since January 2006. Military operations lanched in 2012 have left Gaza in ruins and the already impoverished population in a devastating situation. The current health care system cannot provide for adequate treatment that many patients need. Health issues are often politicized, with patients find themselves caught up in a bueratic process after which they are tragically not allowed to leave the Gaza strip for specialized treatment. There are two hospitals from the Palestine Red Cresent Society already in the strip, but regrettably they have been facing decreasing donor support. The two hospitals (Al Quds Hospital and Khan Younis) are located in Palestine’s Gaza strip
The activities implemented and supported will eventually allow 26,400 people access to quality primary health care and emergency service. This will happen through the two exsisting Palestine Red Cresent Soceity Hospitals, which are currently being transformed from general hospitals to specialized referral hospitals. This will be done since paticularly the referral of specialized and critical cases outside of the Gaza Strip is challenging.
The project will have a total of 30,000 beneficiaries. The implementing partner of the project is The Palestine Red Cresent Society with the support of The Netherlands Red Cross Society.