October 16, 2000
In response to requests from health authorities in the Palestinian territories who are working to meet medical needs amid the current violence, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has bolstered its medical teams and has sent a charter of medical supplies to the region. Last week, the MSF team already present in the region provided support to medical centers in Jerusalem, Nablus, Hebron, and Ramallah.
Medical supplies, primarily surgical, are en route to Nablus and Hebron. An anesthesiologist began work yesterday in Al Makasset Hospital in East Jerusalem together with Palestinian staff. An MSF doctor and logistician are visiting hospitals in and organizing the distribution of medical material and drugs as needed in the Palestinian territories.
MSF operates several ongoing projects that serve people in the conflict-affected areas. Note that the Hebron projects are temporarily suspended.
© 2013 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)