A team of volunteers doctors and nurses arrives to Gaza
May 4, 2014
Palestinian Children Relief’s Fund’s communications officer, Eloise Bollack shared by mail the following information regarding the International Gaza Mission that arrived in Gaza last week.
The 12-team-member is comprised of volunteers doctors and nurses who are taking part in a humanitarian mission that will last a week, where they will perform various heart operations in the European Hospital located in the southern refugee camp of Khan Younis in The Gaza Strip, Palestine.
“International mission – Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
European Gaza Hospital – Khan Younis, Gaza Strip – 2 to 9 May 2014
On May 2, a 12-member team of doctors and nurses, mainly from the United Kingdom, but also including
members from Jordan, Portugal, Palestine and the USA, crossed Erez checkpoint into Gaza to start a week of
pediatric cardiac surgery on babies with congenital heart disease at the European Gaza Hospital in Khan Younis in the Southern Strip. Led by surgeon Dr. B. Sethia from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, who has been volunteering with the PCRF for fifteen years, the team includes volunteers in many areas of specialties related to this field.
The team started with the screening of 15 cases on their first day; and they will undertake 10 surgeries during
this week mission. In the meanwhile, they will share their skills with local doctors.
This is the third cardiac mission to Gaza in 2014 and part of our “Healing Hearts” project to build a program
there. We are partnering with Cycling 4 Gaza to help treat these kids in the besieged strip.
The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund is an apolitical nonprofit humanitarian medical relief organization providing
free medical care to thousands of sick and injured children from the Middle East. In 2013, PCRF sponsored 81
volunteer surgery missions in the Middle East, providing 1495 operations for needy children. In addition, 63
children were sent abroad for free medical care that they could not get locally.” PCRF Press Release
At this moment is the only information we have, later on today, will be updating this report with question answers from some of the team members.
Palestine Children Relief’s Fund is a Non-profit organization, this organization is always in need of donations to fulfill its mission.
You can go to their web site at PCRF and make a small donation.
The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) is a non-political, non-profit organization dedicated to healing the wounds of war, occupation and poverty for children in the Middle East, regardless of their nationality, religion, race or gender.