This week, the PCRF humanitarian projects department provide 50 oxygen flowmeter and 500 Oxygen Nebulizers to the neonatal department in Al Naser Hospital in Gaza. These devices are to be used urgently for the newborn babies in need of support that they otherwise cannot get locally due to the lack of materials and medicine in Gaza.
This week, four-year-old Hazar Alhafyan, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, was sponsored through the PCRF's One-Time Sponsorship Program to undergo left femoral surgery at Istishari Hospital by Dr. Munther Soudi. Thanks to all of our donors for helping to support this child's operation.
This week, eight-year-old Ali Alhariri Alhariri, a Syrian refugee living in Irbid in northern Jordan, underwent for orthopedic surgery at Society Rosary Sister Hospital through the support of the PCRF's One-Time Sponsorship Program.
Four years ago Nineteen-year-old Omar Shourti from the West Bank town of Nablus was diagnosed with complete heart failure, and his only chance to survive is a heart transplant surgery, which is not available to him in Palestine. Last January the PCRF sent Omar to India, where he was expected to undergo a heart transplant.
This week, three refugee children from Syria were sponsored for ENT surgery at At Jabl Alzytoneh Hospital by Dr. Ali Shraa. 10-year-old Ammar Radi, 5-year-old Byan Radi, and 7-year-old Hamza Alfairs were sponsored for surgery through the PCRF's "One-Time Sponsorship Surgery Program"
Through our One-Time Surgery Sponsorship Program, three-year-old Ahmad Ismaeel Abo Saleh, a Palestinian refugee living in the Gaza Camp in northern Jordan, underwent complex urological surgery this week at Al-Harmeen Hospital.
10-year-old Ranea from Hebron arrived in Chicago this week to be fitted for a new prosthetic leg. She is being cared for by Lurie Children's Hospital, who are sponsoring her treatment.
This week, a four-member team of doctors moved their mission from Jordan to Lebanon to provide maxillofacial surgery on Syrian and Palestinian refugees.
This week, Dr. Reem Jayyousi, a Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Audit lead for the Department of Nephrology, Leicester John Walls Renal Unit at the University of Leicester in the UK, has been in the West Bank visiting departments of nephrology to assess their material and human resource needs in an effort to help improve the quality of care in Palestine.
This week, a three-member team of surgeons from North and South American started operating on refugee children in Jordan with cleft lip and palate deformities.
This week, a six-member team of doctors and nurses from Bergamo, Italy returned to Palestine to volunteer in treating children in need of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Led by Dr. Enrico Robotti, the Chief of the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, and includes surgeons Dr. Bernardo Righi and Dr. Omar Jaber, anesthesiologist Dr. Alberto Benigni, and nurses Isabella Pesenti and Elisabetta Piazzalunga.
This week, San Francisco Bay area pediatric cardiologist Dr. Mike Cooper returned to the Huda Al Masri Pediatric Cancer Department in Beit Jala Hospital in Bethlehem to provide echocardiography screening for patients, as well as continued training for local patients.
This week, the PCRF field workers are distributing hygiene kits for poor and needy children throughout the West Bank.
This week, one-year-old Mohammed Ikrad a Syrian refugee living in Ramtha north of Jordan. He was sponsored through our "One-Time Sponsorship Program" pediatric urological surgery at Istikhlal Hospital by Dr. Tawfeeq Al-Bousta.
This week, four-year-old Islam Mari, a Syrian refugee from Dera'a living in Amman was sponsored by the PCRF for ENT surgery.
This week, ten-year-old Mustafa Odai Hasan, an Iraqi child living in Irbid, northern Jordan, was sponsored by the PCRF for urological surgery at Istikhlal Hospital by Dr. Tawfeeq Al-Bousta.
This week, nine-month-old Adam Rahmon, a refugee from Dera'a in southern Syria and living in Amman, was sponsored for pediatric neurosurgery to help correct his hydrocephalus.
This week, Dr. Munther Alaiwat, a Professor in the Department of OBGYN at Michigan State University, is volunteering to train local doctors in a variety of surgical and medical practices at Rafidiah Hospital in Nablus.
Ten-month-old Mustafa Hasanein, a refugee from the Palestinian Al Bass camp in Tyre, was sponsored by the PCRF for open-heart surgery at the American University of Beirut Medical Center by Dr. Issam Al Rassi. The child's care was arranged through our one-time sponsorship program.
17-month-old Qasem Qonbs is a Syrian refugee living in the Jordanian town of Irbid in who was sponsored by the PCRF through our one-time sponsorship campaign for urological surgery at Shmesani Hospital by Dr. Tawfeeq Al-Bousta.
Nearly four months after arriving to Chicago for major surgery, five-year-old Tayyem Daher returned to his home in Gaza. He was born with a vascular lesion on the left side of his face, and traveled with his mom to Chicago, where he received underwent a major life changing surgery to remove the lesion.
16-year-old Waad Alzaery, was shot near the Gaza border fence by a sniper in 2015 and lost his leg. Last month the PCRF sent him to Boston, where he is currently being fitted with a new prosthetic leg and learning to walk again.
Three months after arriving to the USA, 14-year-old Ameer Khanfar returned home to Nablus after recovering from complicated and risky back surgery in Dallas, Texas.
This week, two maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Pauline Nicol and Dr. Quentin Qassemyar from the Institute Gustave Roussy in Villejuif/Paris, began a mission at Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip to provide training for local surgeons and treating complex patients with various deformities and injuries.
This week, Dr. Andrea Carobbi, a Professor of Surgery at the University of Pisa in Italy, returned to the European Gaza Hospital, where he continues to support the training of local surgeons in new surgical techniques in laparoscopic surgery.
Seventeen-year-old Sara Abou Shabab from the Gaza Refugee Camp in Jordan was six years old when she fell and injured her fact. She has since undergone three maxillofacial operations.
This week, Dr. Pietro Massei, the Director of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Hospital of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy returned to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis/Gaza to provide a week of complex reconstructive surgery on burned and need patients. Also joining him is volunteer surgeon Dr. Ileana Petrovic.
This week, the PCRF sponsored two Iraqi children to go to India for life-saving open-heart surgery. 13-month-old Zainab Abdulghani and 19-month-old Umalbaneen Alzubaidi were born with heart defects, and both girls desperately need open-heart surgery to survive. The PCRF cooperated again with The Chain of Hope UK charity to send the girls and their mothers to Bangalore for surgery.
This week, the PCRF's central Gaza office started distributing of winter clothing for hundreds of poor and needy children.
Following an appeal by the PCRF to sponsor the open-heart surgery for 10-month-old Mustafa Hasanein, a Palestinian refugee from Al Bass camp inTyre, an urgent open-heart surgery was done at the American University of Beirut Medical Center by Dr. Issam Al Rassi.
18-month old Rawan Al-Kubaisi was born with a heart defect that could not be treated in her war-torn country of Iraq. Due to the internal conflict there, her family were displaced and were unable to arrange this complicated and risky surgery.
Five-year-old Tayyem Daher from Gaza was born with a vascular lesion on the left side of his face, which could not be treated in Palestine. Two months ago he went to Chicago for specialized surgery.
This week, the PCRF joined with UNRWA, The Health Care Society, the Palestinian Security Fund, and Ajialouna to support life-saving open-heart surgery for five-month-old Tala Hawili from the Mar Elias refugee camp in Beirut. The baby underwent cardiac surgery at Hammoud Hospital by Dr. Issam Al Rassi, and was supported on our part through donors in our one-time sponsorship program.
This week, a team from Tuscany in Italy arrived at the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to start providing children from the West Bank and Gaza Strip complex pediatric tracheal and pulmonary surgery that is otherwise not available to them locally. The team are helping to support and train local surgeon Dr. Nisreen Rumman, and in the past volunteered through the PCRF at Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem.
This week, the PCRF sponsored pediatric surgeries for eight Syrian refugees in Lebanon. They were 7-year-old Abdul Rahman Debas, a Syrian refugee from Ghouta, Asmaa Khayat, a 12-year-old and Farah Khayat, 18-year-old Syrian child, both from Damascus, Kamel Al Shoueikh, a 10-year-old from Aleppo, Lamis Al Diraan, 18-year-old from Daraa, Mohammad Al Rajab a 9-year-old from Homs, Qamar Nashar a 9-year-old from Hamat, and Thuraya Dawoud a 5-year-old Qunaitera.
In October 2015 16-year-old Waad El Zerei, was shot in his right leg while walking near the Gaza border, resulting in an above-knee amputation. This week, the PCRF managed to get him to Boston, where he will be fitted with a new customized prosthetic leg which will enable him to walk again.
This week, the PCRF joined with the American NGO LEAP for our second mission to Lebanon to provide plastic and reconstructive surgery on children at Safad Hospital in the Badawi refugee camp. This mission to help ensure that Palestinian and Syrian refugee children get the care that they need, but which is otherwise not available to them locally.
This week, six-year-old Ibrahim Hajj Abdallah, a Syrian refugee in Beirut who is suffering from Neuroblastoma, underwent Autologous bone-marrow treatment at the American University of Beirut Medical Center under the care of Dr. Miguelle Abboud. The BMT was sponsored by PCRF, AUBMC access, and a private donor.
This week, Dr. Zeena Salman, a pediatric oncologist who is overseeing the medical consulting for the two PCRF pediatric cancer departments, returned to the Gaza Strip to assess the current status of the Dr. Musa and Suhail Nasir Gaza Pediatric Cancer Department that is in the process of being built.
This week, Canadian pediatric surgeon Dr. Jason Howard returned to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to participate in the training of local surgeons in the PCRF's Pediatric Orthopedic Educational and Training (POET) program.
Five-year-old Nada Al Saab is a Syrian refugee living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She was born with cerebral palsy which resulted in impairments in her lower limbs. She recently underwent surgery to lengthen the knee and heel tendons at the Jeddah New Clinic. The girl will remain in a cast for six weeks and is expected to make a full recovery.
This week, the Italian chapter of the PCRF sponsored a project to provide dozens of refugee children from Syria who are residing in Gaza school bags. The PCRF has a project to provide Syrian refugee children in Gaza sponsorship to help with their medical and humanitarian needs.
Five-year-old Limar Qasem is a Syrian refugee living in Jordan who the PCRF sent in 2014 to Prof. Carlo Vosa in Naples, Italy for life-saving open-heart surgery. She also suffers from Scoliosis, and was sponsored by the PCRF in 2016 through our One-Time Sponsorship program to receive a brace for her spine. Today she visited Dr. Munther Soudi for a follow-up and is doing great.
Fourteen-year-old Ameer Khanfar from the West Bank town of Nablus is recovering in Dallas, Texas after traveling to the Scottish Rite Hospital there through the PCRF to correct his severe congenital scoliosis. He had had fusion surgery at the age of five and needed a second surgery six months later to remove the rods due to an infection.
Three-year-old Adel Alkor is a Syrian refugee from Daraa whose family fled to Jordan to escape the war in his homeland. We was sponsored by the PCRF yesterday for pediatric urological surgery at Al-Hayat Hospital by Dr. Ali Alamayreh, who has treated several of our children over the past year.
Syrian refugees inside Turkish camps will receive much-needed supplies and necessities to help them through the upcoming cold winter months. A statewide effort was coordinated Palestine Children's Relief Fund Delaware chapter to fill a 40-foot shipping container with supplies for the refugees.
Eighteen-month-old Rawan Al-Kubaisi was born with a defected heart which needed urgent life-saving surgery. The family are internal refugees from war-torn Fallujah currently living in Erbil in northern Iraq. The PCRF helped to sponsor her treatment with the Chain of Hope in the UK to send her to Banaglore for an urgent open-heart surgery, where this week she underwent complicated and risky surgery needed to save her life at the Narayana Hospital. She is currently healing and is expected to recover fully soon.
This week, nine-year-old Ali Safia, a Lebanese child from Nabatieh, underwent epilepsy surgery at the American University of Beirut Medical Center by Dr. Marwan Najjar. The PCRF shared in the costs of this operation with the Ajialouna and Al Shefa organizations, as well as the Banin Foundation.
This week, 10-month-old Asmaa Awdi, a Palestinian refugee from the Baddawi camps near Tripoli, had open-heart surgery at Rasoul Al Aazam Hospital by Dr. Mohammad Saab. The girl's life-saving procedures was shared in cost by UNRWA, and the Health Care Society, through our one-time sponsorship program.
This week, the PCRF joined with the UNHCRF and Brave Heart Fund to cover the cost of life-saving open-heart surgery for one-year-old Malak Koussani, a Syrian refugee from Daraa living in Lebanon. She underwent surgery at the American University of Beirut Medical Center by Dr. Issam Al Rassi.
This week, four-year-old Naser Abo Adreh and two-year-old Gana Faris, both Palestinians from the Gaza Refugee Camp north of Amman, were sponsored for pediatric urological this week at Shmesani Hospital by Dr. Tawfeeq Al-Bousta through our one-time sponsorship program.
After two days of surgery at the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, American surgeon Dr. Mark Ray and his team from Tennessee crossed into Gaza to start providing cleft lip and palate repair surgery on children at Al Shifa Hospital.
This week, three dental teams are in the northern West Bank from the UK charity Dental Aid Network (DAN), who the PCRF has partnered in the past to help treat children with special needs. In Nablus, the team have three volunteers from the UK: Coordinator Dr. Ferhan Ahmed, Dental Therapist Dr. David Plews and dentist Dr. Helen Rodgers, Local volunteer dentist Dr. Majd Barhoum also has joined.
This week, a container of winter clothing and other basic necessities arrived in the Gaza Strip for distribution to poor and needy families through the PCRF's humanitarian staff. This is a joint project with Brigham Young University in East Jerusalem and the Physicians for Human Rights.
This week, a three-member team of dentists from Chicago returned to Beit Jala Hospital to provide care for special needs patients. Led by Dr. Sahar Al-Rayyes, the team included Dr. Anna Ashli-Compton and Dr. Haider Aljewari, who are helping many children from the Huda Al Masri Pediatric Cancer Department get dental care that otherwise is not readily available to them in Palestine.
Eighteen-year-old Nima Freij from Gaza returned home this week after a month of surgery and follow-up in Dubai. In 2009 Nima suffered from an explosive injury to her leg and was sent in November by the PCRF to Dubai where she underwent reconstructive surgery to correct a deformity in her leg.
This week, three-year-old Tiam Hasan, and five-year-olds Muneeb Musleh and Omar Alkafri, all three Syrian refugees living in Irbid in northern Jordan, were sponsored through the PCRF's Syrian Children's Relief Project for Urological surgery by Dr. Tawfeeq Al-Bousta at Shmesani Hospital Amman.
Eight-year-old Omar Bakkar is a Syrian from Homs living in Al-Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan. The PCRF sponsored his urological surgery this week by Dr. Tawfeeq Al-Bousta at Shmesani Hospital in Amman.
Three-year-old Ahmad Al-Hariri is a Syrian refugee from Deraa living in Baqaa/Amman who the PCRF sponsored this week for urological surgery surgery at Luzmila Hospital by Dr. Maen Masarwh.
Layth Jallow is a 17-year-old from Iraq who was brought to Los Angeles by the PCRF to correct the congenital deformity in both his legs, which caused him pain and prevented him from walking normally. A few months ago he underwent surgery and had an external leg fixator attached to correct his deformity.
Ahd Hamdan first arrived to Los Angeles about two years ago for surgery and an artificial limb through the PCRF after she was born with a deformed leg. She has since outgrown her old leg, and is now six years old, so this month the PCRF brought her back to the Shriners Hospital, where she will be fitted with a brand new prosthetic leg.
This week, a three-member team from California are operating on patients with neurological and spine issues at Rafidiah Hospital in the West Bank town of Nablus.
This month, the Bank of Jordan Palestine office has sponsored the distribution of humanitarian aid to the most hardship cases in the Gaza Strip, through our offices there and under the direction of our humanitarian projects team.
This week, 17-year-old Asmaa Youssef, a Palestinian refugee who was raised in Hamat/Syria underwent white Cataract surgery on her right eye by Dr. Roula Hamam at the University of Beirut University Medical Center.
This week, a five-member team of Italian doctors arrived to start a ten-day mission of workshops and lectures in emergency medicine and anesthesia care at the European Gaza Hospital in the southern Gaza Strip.
This week, the PCRF sent a pediatric surgery team from Eygpt to Lebanon to operate on refugee children in need of specialized care that they otherwise cannot get locally.
This week, three brothers from the Aljanadi family who are refugees from Syria residing in Jordan were sponsored for pediatric surgery through the #promise4syria campaign. 14-year-old Khaleel, 9-year-old Mohammed, and 3-year-old Hamza were sent by the PCRF from Al Zaatari refugee camp to Al-Hayat Hospital by Dr.Abd-Alnaser Shnaqat.
Through the support of the PCRF Chicago Chapter, the PCRF recently funded the rehabilitation of a surgical recovery room at Rafidiah Hospital in Nablus. This is part of the PCRF's ongoing efforts to identify areas within the Palestinian health care sector to improve, both in human resources and also in infrastructure development.
This week, the PCRF team in Lebanon began to distribute nebulizers for children with breathing problems in cooperation with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)at the Ghrass El-Khier Center in the Bekaa Valley.
Ten-year-old Hussam Al-Khlaf, a Syrian refugee from Aleppo living in Al Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan, was sponsored for pediatric urological surgery at Al-Hayat Hospital by Dr. Albd-Alnaser Shnaqat through the PCRF's #promise4syria campaign.
Four-year-old Ayeh Awed is a bedouin from Syria whose family fled the war there to seek refuge near Mafraq in northern Jordan. The PCRF sponsored this week pediatric surgery for the child through our #promise4Syria program at Al-Hayat Hospital by Dr. Daoud Al-Muhtaseb.
This week, an Italian pediatric cardiac surgery team arrives in the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to start providing open-heart surgery on sick children.
This week, the PCRF distributed first-aid kits as part of our humanitarian projects to help support the needs of the poor and needy population in the West Bank.
This week, hand surgeon Dr. Jose Monsivais from Texas, Anesthesiologist Dr. Kevin Healy from Florida and Portland-based nurse Theresa Bubb started operating on patients in Rafidiah Hospital in the West Bank town of Nablus.
After nearly two months of orthopedic treatment at the Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, four-year-old Marah from Gaza is on her way back home with her mother walking with her new prosthetic legs.
Last month, six-year-old Ahd Hamdan returned to Los Angeles to continue the orthopedic care that she started there through the PCRF two years ago.