Health department annual report 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

UNRWA currently runs 137 Primary Health Care (PHC) Centres and one hospital. In 2010, UNRWA medical officers in the PHC centres provided almost 10.4 million consultations. These were complemented by about 700,000 dental consultations and almost 260,000 dental screening sessions. About 86,000 people were assisted by the programme to cover hospital care costs, either in contracted secondary/tertiary care facilities or in the UNRWA hospital in Qalqilia (West Bank). By promoting continuative, comprehensive, health care from preconception to old age, focussing on primary health care and prevention, it has reached recognized results in improving the health conditions of refugees.