Urgent Medical Development Programs in Palestine
Palestinians under occupation are in need for different types of medical care, which is very difficult (and sometimes impossible) to be obtained inside their homeland. So, they resort to seeking treatment, physicians and hospitals outside of Palestine (in Egypt, Jordan, occupied homeland, and sometimes in Western Europe, the United States and other countries).
After a workshop which hosted medical teams from Germany, Austria, Jordan and Palestine (the West Bank and Gaza), a scientific inventory of medical needs of the Palestinians was conducted, whether on the long-term, medium-term, or urgent. Since then, the PII embarked on developing programs to address the urgent needs in particular.
On a practical level, a number of physicians and nurses received training in various fields of specialty at Al-Hussein Cancer Center, Jordan Hospital and Al-Khaldi Medical Center in Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and in Hanover and Frankfurt hospitals in Germany. PII, through its contacts, managed to pay travel and transport expenses (round trip tickets to Palestine) and daily accommodation fees for participants.