Union of Health Work Committees (UHWC) signed a memorandum of understanding with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) – Belgium for the implementation of the project “Trauma Support Project” aiming at improving the quality of life of people affected by protest related injures by providing and maintaining access to vascular, orthopedic and Plastic surgery and physical and psychological rehabilitation at Al Awda hospital – largest facility to UHWC in Jabalia – Tal Al Zaatar, northern Gaza Strip.
UHWC Chairman/ Dr. Suliman Shahin represented UHWC in signing the MoU, meanwhile Emergency Coordinator /Mrs. Axelle Vandoornick represented MSF- Belgium in the
presence of some of BoD members and some of the Executive Management.
It is worth mentioning that the specific objectives of the project are to saving lives of those injured coming with acute life threatening injures. It also provides follow-up surgeries to avoid lifelong disabilities besides providing physiotherapy, medication, and disposables needed to conduct the surgical operations, therefore this memorandum will last for 7 months duration and will end at 31 Dec. 2018.
Union of Health work Committees ensures the importance of signing this MoU between UHWC and MSF for providing complementary services to injuries in light of the health gaps in the Palestinian health system due to the current emergency situation in the Gaza Strip.