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Health department annual report 2015
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The 2015 Annual Report of the Department of Health highlights the remarkable gains achieved by UNRWA in reducing mother and child deaths, infectious and communicable disease transmission, and achieving nearly 100 per cent vaccination coverage rates. The report commends progress made by UNRWA in...

© 2015 UNRWA Photo
24 May 2016
UNRWA launched its 2015 Annual Report of the Department of Health, which highlights the remarkable gains achieved by UNRWA in reducing mother and child deaths, infectious and communicable disease transmission, and achieving nearly 100 per cent vaccination coverage rates
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
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
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...
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...
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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
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.
© 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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2016
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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...