Background and objectives:
The Palestinian health sector faces serious challenges. The ability of the Ministry of Health to provide and maintain adequate health services has been significantly weakened by cuts in donor funding. As a result, the burden on non-governmental health organizations has sharply increased. This project will provide health care and emergency support services for women, children, the elderly, disabled and chronically ill among the marginalized rural poor and farmers living in the town of Taqua and its surrounding 12 villages, located south of Bethlehem district.
The project will also strengthen the capacity of the Medical Charitable Society in Taqua to provide care and medical services.
The main activities include:
- Construction of a two-storey building.
- Procurement and provision of necessary equipment and furniture for the centre
The expected results include:
- Construction of the Medical and Rehabilitation Centre
- Furniture and equipment supplied
- Medical services to the population including the disabled, elderly and children launched
- Jobs created within the project for technicians, engineers and labourers
- Local economic development strengthened