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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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
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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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...

06 October 2015
The Basque Agency of Cooperation has made a generous contribution of EUR 200,000 to UNRWA to provide hygiene and baby kits to vulnerable Palestine refugee families in Syria
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01 October 2015
In the context of the efforts to help addressing the plight of the refugees in the wider Middle East region, the European Union (EU) announced that it will support Palestine refugees with fresh funding totalling EUR 30 million. The money will support core UNRWA programmes, including education and health care. It comes...
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