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MSF's response in Gaza, Palestine

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MSF's response in Gaza, Palestine

  • On 3rd of June, MSF opened a fifth clinic in Al Nasser hospital (South of Gaza). The capacity has then been increased to 1,650 patients for post-operative care.


  • On 15th of May, two teams of MSF doctors + emergency nurses went to support emergency teams in Al-Aqsa hospital (in addition to 5 surgeons).


  • On 14th of May, MSF opened an annex to its clinic of Gaza city in order to be able to treat there 770 patients. (vs. 315 in normal time)


  • On 14th of May, MSF made donations of disposables and external fixators to 3 hospitals (Al-Aqsa, European and Al Nasser).


  • On 13th of May, MSF teams started to operate in Friendship Hospital in Gaza.


  • On 10th of May, MSF-Belgium sends a fourth team of surgeons to support the team of Al-Awa hospital, North of Gaza.


  • On 8th of May, a donation of surgical instruments was done to Al-Aqsa hospital.


  • On 8th of May, MSF opens a new clinic in Al Nuseirat – Middle Area, with a maximum capacity of 105 patients.
    • 4 beds, one doctor and 2 nurses.


  • MSF is currently increasing its capacities, in terms of beds, opening hours and human resources, to be able to double the number of patients treated: 1,500 patients (while 600 in normal time – around 700 end of April).


  • On 13th of April a donation was done to the Ministry of Health, including: drugs, disposables, surgical instrument and equipment to support vascular and orthopedic operations, as well as an amputation kit.


  • In 7 working days (from 9.04) we received more trauma patients following gunshot (269) than over January, February and March (229).


  • Since 12th of April, MSF provides additional teams of specialized surgical, anesthesiologists and OT nurses in order to support the local hospitals.
    • Operation of patients injured since 30th of March started.
    • Continue the operations of burn patients as part of our regular surgical program.


  • MSF is in close contact with the medical staff of the Ministry of Health to open a new consultation room in the Middle-Area. The clinic will open on 8th of May.