This week, the PCRF office in Jordan, in partnership with Jordan Cystic Fibrosis Friends Charity and Islamic Relief, distributed more than 30 nebulizer kits for children who suffer from cystic fibrosis in Amman.
Last week, German psychologist Prof. Dr.Thomas Loew and psychotherapist Beate Leinberger visited Gaza to provide training to more than 80 local mental health professionals and college students as part of the PCRF's effort to provide better management and care for children suffering from mental health issues resulting from war, occupation, and poverty.
This week, two volunteer pediatric surgeons from Mansoura University Hospital in Egypt, Dr. Hisham Shaer and Dr. Sherif Abdelaziz, are volunteering their time for the PCRF at Luzmila Hospital in Amman.
This week, Dr. Nizar Badran, a urologist working at the Center Medical Europe in Paris started operating at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City this week. Dr. Badran had volunteered last summer for the PCRF in Gaza and East Jerusalem, and this is his second mission.
This week, Dr. Raouf Salti, a pediatric urologist from France, is in Gaza volunteering his time to treat patients with complex disorders, as well as to help train local doctors.
This week, Dr. Mike Cooper, a pediatric cardiologist from the Bay Area of California, returned to the Huda Al Masri Pediatric Cancer Department in Beit Jala to provide screening for children with leukemia and other cancers, as well as to continue to help support the training of the local staff.
This week, orthotics and prosthetic specialist volunteering with the Little Wings Foundation from Dubai, Sofyan Tebbi, is in Gaza to help improve the treatment of amputees in Gaza.
Led by hand surgeon Dr. Christiana Savvidou, the team includes scrub nurse June Kate Bangcaya and podiatrist Caterina Obrador.
This week, the Little Wings Foundation from Dubai returned to the Gaza Strip to provide expert pediatric surgery on children at the European Gaza Hospital in Khan Younis.
This week, the three-member team of volunteer doctors from Chile moved to the West Bank town of Jenin after a week of successful surgery at Rafidiah Hospital in Nablus.
Ten-year-old Tarteel from Hebron was sent this week back to Sacramento to continue her plastic and reconstructive surgery. She has been sent two previous times there to the Shriners Hospital and hopefully, this will be her final operation.
This week, a three-member team from Chile returned to Thabet Thabet Hospital in the West Bank town of Tulkarem to provide free dental surgery for special needs children.
This week, plastic surgeon Dr. Saleigh Adam returned to Al Hamshiry Hospital in Saida, Lebanon to provide cleft lip and palate surgery for refugee children who otherwise would not get the care that they need.
This week, a three-member team of surgeons from Tuscany in Italy returned to the European Gaza Hospital to provide tracheal and respiratory surgery for children in the Gaza Strip.
This week, three volunteer doctors from Chile are in the West Bank providing expert orthopedic care for patients in Rafidiah Hospital in the town of Nablus.
Ten-year-old Alia is a Syrian living in Al-Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan, which is the biggest refugee camp in the Middle East.
This week, a four-member team of volunteer doctors from North and South America crossed into Gaza to provide maxillofacial surgery on children at Shifa Hospital.
This week, three volunteers from the USA entered the Gaza Strip to evaluate the quality of prosthetic and orthopedic care there so to better support the development and patient care.
This week, the PCRF is sponsoring a mission by an American nonprofit called Enthos to provide hearing aids for children all over the West Bank.
This week, the PCRF Lebanon office distributed more than 75 hygiene kits to Palestinian refugee children in Lebanon.
On October 27th, the PCRF sponsored a Pediatric limb deficiency symposium held in Ramallah, which included 80 orthopedic surgeons, orthotic specialists and physical therapists from all over the West Bank.
This week, a four-member team of doctors are volunteering their time to provide facial reconstructive surgery on patients at Rafidiah Hospital in the West Bank town of Nablus.
This week, Australian ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Francis Nathan returned on his twentieth mission to provide sight-saving surgery for patients at Rafidia Hospital in Nablus. Dr. Francis Nathan is an eye surgeon from Adelaide, Australia who donates his time to train local doctors and has provided thousands of Palestinian and Syrian patients sight-saving surgery.
This week, seven Syrian refugees living in Lebanon were sponsored for ENT surgery at Siblin Governmental Hospital by Dr. Wael Abou Akel. Their care was sponsored through our One Time Sponsorship project, which identifies refugee children in need of care whose families are too poor to provide them.
We'am Al Astal may be 6,500 miles from her home in Gaza, but the 12-year old seems right at home with her Atlanta host family, drawing pictures and reading stories. Lina Shehadeh, We'am's host mother, says you'd never know from looking at her, how much We'am has endured in the last 3 years.
This week, a six member team of doctors from North and South America returned the Alia Hospital in the West Bank town of Hebron to provide children maxillofacial surgery.
This week, maxillofacial surgeon from the Hopital Tenon, AP-HP, Paris, Dr. Quentin Qassemyar, arrive in Shifa Hospital in Gaza City to provide specialized surgery on children.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Faris Abu Shaban, a Palestinian working in Qatar, began a volunteer surgery mission at the European Gaza Hospital.
This week, Dr. Anna Cuomo, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, returned to the Palestine Medical Complex to continue training local surgeons and treating children.
This week, our team in Jordan distributed more than 50 diabetes kits for children who suffer from diabetes in Amman.
After nearly four long months of orthopedic treatment in Southern California, eleven-year-old Toqa was finally able to return to her family in Hebron standing tall and walking much better than when she left.
This week, a three-year-old Basheer, a Syrian living in Lebanon, was sponsored by the PCRF for a single-stage repair of hypospadias repair at the Khalaf Al Habtour Hospital.
Islam was only twelve when he was diagnosed to have severe basilar invagination. He started feeling a weakness in all of his limbs and became nearly paralyzed.
This week, the PCRF Jordan office distributed more than 100 hygiene kits to refugee children from Palestine and Syria in Jordan.
This week, a fifteen-year-old Omar, a Syrian living in Lebanon, underwent a single-stage repair of hypospadias surgery at the Khalaf Al Habtour Hospital by Dr. Shadi Ali.
This week, a five-member team of doctors and nurses from Spain returned on their third mission with the PCRF to provide orthopedic care for refugee children at Safad Hospital in the Badawi refugee camp in Tripoli.
PCRF Bethlehem office distributed school bags for 70 to poor children in the Beit Jala, Bethlehem, and Beit Sahour area as part of our humanitarian project.
This week, a five-year-old Syrian child living in Jordan named Qasem underwent pediatric surgery at the King Abdullah Hospital through the support of the PCRF.
This week, a four-year-old Syrian refugee living in Jordan named Inam had an invasive cardiac catheterization to close her VSD by Dr. Ayad Amori at Jordan University Hospital.
This week, Dr. Hisham Ammous, a Palestinian plastic surgeon from Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem, returned to Lebanon for a short surgery mission at the Haifa Hospital in the Bourj al Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut.
Twelve-year-old Weam from Khan Younis arrived in Atlanta this week to be fitted with a new customized prosthetic leg. In 2014, Weam was injured in a bombing attack on her home which resulted in multiple wounds to both her legs.
This week, a three-year-old Syrian refugee living in northern Lebanon was sponsored for surgery by the PCRF. Ahmad Hussein underwent pediatric surgery at the Bashaer Medical Center by Dr. Shadi Ali.
The PCRF office in Bethlehem oversaw recently the sponsorship of a physiotherapy room for Jemima Society.
This week, a three-member team of volunteer doctors and a nurse from Italy arrived in Beit Jala Hospital in the West Bank town of Bethlehem to begin a gastroenterology and digestive endoscopy mission.
This week, the PCRF Jordan office is distributing to refugee children from Palestine and Syria in Jordan hygiene kits following their treatment through our UK-based dental mission.
This week, American pediatric surgeon Dr. Nathan Novotny from Detroit returned to the Palestine Medical Complex in the West Bank town of Ramallah to provide training for local surgeons and well as to treat complex patients.
14-year-old Raghd continues to heal after starting her Halo therapy treatment nearly two weeks ago. The Gaza girl was born with a severe back deformity and was unable to get the care she needs to correct her condition in the Gaza Strip.
This week, the PCRF distributed 100 cans of special medical milk to pediatric patients in the neonatal ICU at Al Aqsa Hospital in Central Gaza. Also included were 12 medical mattresses for the unit.
This week, a four-member team of doctors from Italy arrived in the Gaza Strip to provide thoracic surgery for patients in need, as well as to help train local staff. The team is working at the European Gaza Hospital in Khan Younis and have volunteered in the past in Gaza.
This week, the PCRF Hebron office distributed stationery to 100 children at Al Ayoubya School in Hebron.
After a week of surgery in the Gaza Strip, the German Hammer Forum team moved to Rafidiah Hospital in the West Bank town of Nablus to start providing pediatric surgery, maxillofacial surgery and neurosurgery on poor and needy patients.
This week, a four-member team of dentists from the UK-based NGO Dental Aid Network (DNA) arrived in Jordan to provide dental care for refugee children who do not have access to treatment. Led by Dr. Omar Iqbal, the team included volunteers Dr. Afran Ahmad, Dr. Hasan Ali and Dr. Elham Kateeb.
This week, six Syrian refugees in Lebanon underwent ENT surgery at Siblin Governmental Hospital through the sponsorship of the PCRF. The operations were performed by Dr. Wael Abou Akel, who has worked with the PCRF in the past in treating children.
21-month-old Maria from the West Bank town Nablus arrived in Delaware this week for surgery she cannot get in Palestine. Maria was born with a venous malformation that will be treated at Nemours Children's Hospital.
On September 27, thirty-five volunteer cyclists from all over the world completed over 260 km of cycling over a three-day period through the Madrid region in support of the PCRF's mental health program for children impacted by war in the Gaza Strip.
This week, the PCRF is working with the Hammer Forum from Germany to support three surgery missions in Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip.
This week, orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Shadi Salem from the Hammer Forum, an NGO from Germany started providing surgery at Shifa Hospital in Gaza.
This week, a three-member team of doctors from the USA returned to the West Bank town of Ramallah to provide care and treatment for children with orthopedic and hand disorders.
This week, a seven-member volunteer team from Germany starts their medical mission to provide expert spine, maxillofacial and pediatric surgery to children at Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza and later moving to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus.
This week, a nineteen-member team of surgeons, doctors, therapists, and nurses from the USA visits the West Bank town of Nablus for the first time to provide care and treatment for children with orthopedic disorders.
This week, a four-member team of doctors from Chile returned to the West Bank town of Jenin to provide care and treatment for children with orthopedic disorders.
This week, a two member team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons from Tokyo, Japan returned to the Thabet Thabet Hospital in Tulkarem to provide care for children in need.
Sham Albredi is a three-month-old Syrian child from Daraa living in Jordan who was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. This week, Sham underwent neurological surgery at Irbid Islamic Hospital.
Odia Qadoor was only six months old when combatants entered his home and murdered his parents leaving him with an injured left foot. Odia is now five-years-old living with his grandmother in Mafraq Jordan, suffering from growth impairment with a deformity of the affected limb.
This week, the PCRF provided school bags and full stationery to poor children in remote Eastern areas of the central Gaza Strip. Most of the children in these areas, which are the most impacted by the occupation and economic challenges in Gaza, were carrying worn-out school bags because their families were unable to give them new bags at the start of a new school year.
This week, a four-member team of surgeons from France returned to the West Bank town of Jenin to continue their bi-annual mission of providing hand surgery and other specialized orthopedic care for children.
This week, two-year-old Syrian child living in Lebanon, Mohammad Al Namous underwent right club foot removal of plates and screws surgery at Rafik Hariri Hospital.
On Tuesday, September 12, four Palestinian babies born with congenital heart disease were treated by pediatric cardiologist Dr. Stefano Di Bernando from Lausanne, Switzerland, at the Palestine Medical Complex (PMC) in Ramallah.
This week, the PCRF, in partnership with Thalassemia Patients' Friends Society and Thalassemia unit at Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza, delivered thirty ampules of aclasta drugs to the hospital to help thalassemia patients get the care that they need.
This week, the PCRF is sponsoring two Palestinian dentists Dr. Nour Issa and Dr. Majd Barham on our second mission to provide care for Syrian refugees in Greece.
Two-year-old Muhammad Rabee Elhaj is a Palestinian child from Naher al-Bared Camp living in Northern Lebanon. The PCRF in coordination with UNRWA and HCS sponsored hip dislocation surgery at Rafic Hariri University Hospital by Dr. Yousif Daher, through the PCRF's One Time Sponsorship Program.
This week, a nine-member team of doctors and nurses from Spain and Switzerland returned to the Palestine Medical Center in the West Bank town of Ramallah to provide life-saving open-heart surgery on sick children born with congenital heart disease.
This week, a three-member volunteer hand surgery team from Brazil returned to the occupied territories to provide expert surgery on children at Rafidiah Hospital in Nablus, and later moving to the European Hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza.
Summer camps accomplished its last day, after six days full of productive activities established for 40 Palestinian and Syrian Refugees living in Burj el Barajneh Camp in Lebanon.
This Week, the PCRF distributed three specialized medical chairs for the thalassemia department at Shifa Hospital northern Gaza City.
This week, Rim Lebbar a first-year student in the Doctorate of Pharmacy at Laval University in Quebec city, Canada distributed medicine to 13 children who suffer from chronic diseases in Nahr El Bared and Badawi refugee camps northern Lebanon with the help of the PCRF.
This week, Dr. Alex Zouros, a pediatric neurologist at Loma Linda University Medical Center- United States, arrived in the PMC hospital in the West Bank town of Ramallah along with his team Dr. Andrea Ray a pediatric craniofacial/Plastics, and Dr. Yamaan Saadeh a neurosurgery resident to start a week of training local doctors and evaluating patients.
This week, American neurosurgeon Dr. Ian Mutchnick is volunteering at the European Gaza Hospital in the Gaza Strip on his second medical mission with the PCRF, to provide training for local surgeons and to treat patients who need neurology surgery.
This week, The PCRF arranged for two Palestinian refugee sisters living in Ain El Helwe camp southern Lebanon to have vagus nerve stimulator implant surgery at Hammoud Hospital by Dr. Raafat Yehya.
This week, eight Syrian refugees living in Lebanon underwent ENT surgery at Siblin Governmental Hospital by Dr. Wael Abou Akel. These are kids whose families are too poor to cover their operations.
This week, PCRF Ramallah office distributed over 250 school kits for children living in Bait Our, Shoqba, Shbteen and Beitello village near Ramallah in partnership with the village council.
This week, the PCRF team in Lebanon arranged a summer camp trip for 40 Palestinian and Syrian refugee children living in Burj el Barajneh camp where they went to Moltaqa Al Nahrin at Al Damour area.
Thirteen-year-old Arwa Al Sharif from Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza had a history of bilateral ophthalmic issues which resulted in the loss of her left eye.
TThis week, three-year-old Syrian girl living in Jordan, Sarah Hariri underwent preauricular sinus surgery at Al Harmeen hospital.
This week, the PCRF humanitarian team in Tulkarem in coordination with the Dental Association moved their mission to Autism Center where fifty-one children were examined and provided with dental supplies.
This week, we arranged for five Syrian refugees living in Irbid northern Jordan to have ophthalmic surgery at Roya Center by Doctor Shadi Alkhatib.
This week, fifteen-year-old Syrian child living in Beirut, Jomaa Jaban underwent cholecystectomy surgery at Rafik Hariri Governmental hospital.
The PCRF sponsored fourteen-year-old Mohanad Ojeil, a Syrian teen from Halab living in Beirut, for tendon repair surgery through our "Syrian Relief Project".
Seven-year-old Falak Arnaout is a Syrian child from Homos living in Mount Lebanon. The PCRF sponsored tenotomy adductor off and capsulotomy midfoot extensor surgery at Siblin Governmental Hospital by Dr. Amer Khodor, through the PCRF's Syrian Children's Relief Project.
This week, our humanitarian projects team in southern Gaza did a distribution of diabetes screening devices for 35 children who suffer from diabetes.
Ten-year-old Toqa Iqnaibi is recovering after undergoing orthopedic surgery at the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Los Angeles.
This week, American plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Chetta is volunteering at Al Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip on his first medical mission with the PCRF, to provide training for local surgeons and to treat patients suffering from skin burns caused by war and skin deformities.
This week, Huda Al Masri Pediatric Cancer Department started the “Hope Camp” in Beit Jala, for 25 children, who are battling cancer at the department.
This week, Dr. Scott Otallah, a pediatric neurologist from Wake Forest University in North Carolina, arrived to the West Bank town of Jenin to start a week of training local doctors and evaluating patients in the main government hospital there.
Jood Shadi Hamead is a two-year-old Palestinian child from Al Naqab who underwent orthopaedic surgery at Luzmila Hospital in Jordan through the support of the PCRF this week. Jood was sponsored through our “One-time-Sponsorship Program”.
This week, the PCRF sponsored 3-year-old Karam AlSheikh Isleem, a Syrian child from Idlib living in Beirut, for inguinal hernia repair surgery through our "Syrian Relief Project".
This week, the PCRF distributed eight high-quality sports wheelchairs for the Jordanian international marathon team in partnership with King Hussain Foundation and distributed by IFH.
This week, Dr. Hanne Lossius, a doctor from Norway, began a mission to provide emergency training courses in first aid for students at the school of medicine at Alazhar university in Gaza City.
A four-member team of doctors and nurses from Brazil completed their volunteer hand surgery mission in Hebron and then moved to Gaza to provide surgery for sixteen patients and train local doctors at EGH Hospital in Khan Younis.
This week, the PCRF Jenin office in partnership with Mormon University is providing medical eyeglasses to seventy children from the Tubas and Jenin area, as part of our humanitarian programs to ensure that children get the care and support that they need.
Farah Al Shtewi is an eight-year-old Syrian girl living in Al Nabateyieh south of Lebanon, who suffers from a hydatid cyst in her left lung.
Two-months-old Ali Al Bakour is a Syrian child from Halab living in Shhem in Lebanon. The PCRF sponsored inguinal hernia repair surgery for Ali at Siblin Governmental Hospital by Dr. Abdallah Al Hajj, through the PCRF's Syrian Children's Relief Project.
Fourteen-year-old Besan Abo Abed is a Syrian refugee living in Irbid north of Jordan. In 2014, The PCRF sponsored an orthopedic surgery for Besan and this week, she underwent osteotomy and deformity correction surgery in her right leg by Dr. Munther Soudi at Istishari Hospital