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
Press Releases
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.
Press Releases
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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16 December 2015
UNRWA in Jordan celebrated today the closing ceremony for the full implementation of the Family Health Team approach in all of its 25 health centres in the country
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11 December 2015
Director of UNRWA Operations in Jordan Roger Davies, together with al-Emar Contracting Company General Manager Mohammad Issam Shaban, inaugurated a new health centre in al-Dulail in Zarqa area
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© 2013 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh

UNRWA began its Health Reform in 2011. The reform aims at targeting the growing burden of NCDs and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health service delivery, thereby improving the quality of UNRWA health services. Despite significant health gains over the past 60 years, the political...