executive summary and report overview
The year 2022 started with the spread of Omicron variant globally and this hit the UNRWA Fields of operation too. UNRWA Health Programme continued to adopt the service delivery models with the challenges posed by COVID-19. Despite the protracted challenges, the health programme continued to deliver its essential work of providing health care services to Palestine refugees. In 2022, over 2 million Palestine refugee utilized the UNRWA health services around 7.86 million consultations. The number of consultations increased by 12.4 per cent compared to the previous year. The patients number returned almost to the pre COVID time with resumption of full health services and withdrawal of COVID-19 restriction in the host countries. In 2022, the health programme focused on strengthening its health care systems, improving access to essential health services and enhancing the capacity of health workers in line with family health team approach.