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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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Seventy-year-old Miriam Salah, a resident of Baqa’a camp in Jordan, walks 5 km from her home to the Baqa’a Main Health Centre in order to refill her prescriptions and meet with her doctor. The construction and expansion of the existing health centre compound, expected to be completed in January 2017, will consolidate all of the health services into a new, accessible building, allowing UNRWA to offer better care to the patients who visit the health centre. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Holli Chmela
11 April 2016
In an effort to improve health-care services and ease the experience of patients, Director of UNRWA Operations Roger Davies, together with the Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of the United States of America in Jordan, Henry Wooster, broke ground in a ceremony on 16 March 2016 to launch the construction and...
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16 March 2016
UNRWA Director of Operations in Jordan Roger Davies and Deputy Chargé d'Affairs of the Embassy of United States of America Henry Wooster conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction and expansion of the Baqa’a Main Health Centre
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UNRWA senior nurse Jamalat Abu Hilal (on the left) leads an awareness session for deaf women in Al-Amal Association in Rafah, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
08 March 2016
As part of its Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, UNRWA is organizing over 100 awareness and outreach sessions throughout the Gaza Strip.
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26 February 2016
In January 2016 UNRWA introduced adjustments to its hospitalisation policy in Lebanon to achieve greater sustainability in the Agency’s support for the Palestine refugees
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While all Palestine refugees face immense difficulties due to their protracted displacement, being a Palestine refugee with disabilities compounds these difficulties and resultant vulnerabilities, even more so for a woman or child with disabilities. 

Based on global figures at least 15...

Twenty-five-year old Palestine refugee Nihaya al-Qidra is reading a brochure on the importance of early registration of pregnancy in the waiting area of the UNWRA Khan Younis Health Centre in southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Abu Hamam.
28 January 2016
UNRWA provides antenatal care services, including a comprehensive initial physical examination, and regular follow-up checks, including the screening for pregnancy-related hypertension, diabetes mellitus, anemia and oral health issues, in each of its 21 health centres across the Gaza Strip.
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15 January 2016
Over the past few days there have been a range of reactions to the move by UNRWA to adapt its hospitalization support in Lebanon. The reasons for this adjusted policy include increasing support for tertiary care and alleviating the burden of costly surgical operations
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