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Staff members of Community Based Organizations in Khan Younis actively participate in a ‘Training of Trainers’ workshop offered by the UNRWA Gender Initiative with funds from BMZ Germany. Photo credit: © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Ahmed Al Maqadama.
23 April 2015
UNRWA has entered the final phase of an early recovery project called ‘Assistance to Support Education, Health and Gender in the Transition from Emergency to Development’, generously funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ).
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Deputy-Secretary-General for the Emirates Red Crescent Fahed Abed Al-Rahman Yousef Bin Sultan and Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank Scott Anderson in the newly rehabilitated health centre funded by Emirates Red Crescent at Shu’fat Refugee Camp, East Jerusalem. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Riham Jafari
05 June 2016
The newly rehabilitated health centre at Shu’fat Refugee Camp was inaugurated by Deputy-Secretary-General of the Emirates Red Crescent Fahed Abed Al-Rahman Yousef Bin Sultan and by the Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, Scott Anderson
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© 2013 UNRWA Photo by Mahoud Kheir
01 June 2016
As of June 1, UNRWA will start implementing a refined adjusted hospitalization policy according to which the percentage of the Agency's coverage for secondary care will be adjusted to 90 percent for government hospitals, 90 percent for private hospitals and 100 percent for Palestine Red Crescent hospitals.
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Students from a school in Baqa’a, Jordan, exercising as part of the healthy lifestyle campaign promoted by UNRWA. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Sawsan Al-Alem
30 May 2016
With generous support from United States, UNRWA promotes a series of events to stimulate healthier lifestyles for students and staff across its schools and fields of operations
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Khitam Ibrahim during her work as a midwife, providing health services to a patient in an UNRWA Health Centre in northern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
25 May 2016
Khitam Ibrahim, a 46-year old Palestine refugee, has worked for the past 13 years as a midwife in an UNRWA Health Centre (Al-Saftawi) in northern Gaza. Khitam supports her husband and five children. “I love my work and I am proud of it because I feel I am a productive person serving my community
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Health department annual report 2015
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The 2015 Annual Report of the Department of Health highlights the remarkable gains achieved by UNRWA in reducing mother and child deaths, infectious and communicable disease transmission, and achieving nearly 100 per cent vaccination coverage rates. The report commends progress made by UNRWA in...

© 2015 UNRWA Photo
24 May 2016
UNRWA launched its 2015 Annual Report of the Department of Health, which highlights the remarkable gains achieved by UNRWA in reducing mother and child deaths, infectious and communicable disease transmission, and achieving nearly 100 per cent vaccination coverage rates
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Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Yoshio Nekozuka during a presentation to Al Rimal Health Centre medical team on the type of exercises that alleviate the lower back pain. © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Mohamed Al Hinawi
05 May 2016
From 10 to 14 April 2016, two Japanese medical experts visited UNRWA health centres in Gaza city and Khan Younis to provide medical consultations for refugee patients who complained from lower back pain
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A medical team from Beach Health Centre conduct regular check-ups for elderly women at the Beach Women Programme Centre (WPC) on World Health Day, 7 April 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Mohamed El Hinawi
28 April 2016
On the occasion of World Health Day on 7 April, awareness sessions for approximately 440 elderly persons under the theme ‘Beat Diabetes – Halt the Rise’ were organized by the UNRWA relief and social services programme in Gaza
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UNRWA staff and school community come together with pupils for Healthy Lifestyle campaign. Nahla Zeidan School, Damascus © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
28 April 2016
‘Beat Diabetes’, a global initiative launched this past month, resonates with the commitment of UNRWA to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCD) and monitor health in Syria. With 13 per cent of Palestine refugee patients over 40 years old suffering from diabetes in the country, the fight against this chronic disease...
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