UN agencies deeply concerned over killing of health volunteer in Gaza
2 June 2018, Jerusalem - United Nations officials and agencies have expressed their outrage in the face of yesterday’s killing of Razan An Najjar, a 21-year-old female volunteering as a first responder, while carrying out her humanitarian duties with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS). Razan was hit by live ammunition fired by Israeli forces while trying, with other first responders, to reach those injured during the ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations close to Israel’s perimeter fence around 18:30. She was taken immediately to a trauma stabilization point, and then to the European Gaza Hospital, where she died just after 19:00. Three others in her team were also injured.
Trauma stabilization points: key to optimized trauma care in Gaza
31 May 2018 -- For the first time in Gaza, the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with partners and with technical support from WHO, established trauma stabilization points (TSPs) throughout the critical zones of Gaza in order to respond to the mass influx of casualties. Five Ministry of Health TSPs and 5 Palestinian Red Crescent Society TSPs were established along the Gaza Strip, only minutes away from the border fence.
Turkey donates US$ 1.2 million to WHO for response to health emergency in Gaza Strip
27 May, 2018 – With the aim of saving lives and drastically reducing the suffering of populations in Gaza, a US$1.2 million contribution from the Turkish Government to WHO was made official today. The fund will be used to provide essential drugs and disposables for trauma and emergency non-trauma cases across the Gaza Strip.
WHO concerned over increasingly overwhelmed health services in the Gaza Strip
17 April 2018, Gaza – Mass demonstrations in Gaza have left at least 33 Palestinians dead and more than 4279 injured since 30 March, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. The escalating violence has also led to the injury of 41 health staff, of whom three were injured by bullets, with 13 ambulances damaged by bullets and tear gas.