The West Bank
To support the overstretched health services in Hebron during the pandemic, MSF provided technical advice and training to hospital staff on personal protective equipment (PPE), infectious waste management, infection and prevention control, oxygen therapy, and intensive care in Dura and Alia hospitals, two facilities treating COVID-19 patients.
The occupation and associated violence continue to have a profound impact on the mental health of Palestinians. Our teams offered psychological support in Hebron, Nablus, and Qalqilya, adapting activities to respond to needs related to COVID-19, with remote counseling by phone temporarily replacing in-person support sessions. We extended our services to treat COVID-19 patients and their families, distributed hygiene kits and PPE, including face masks, and conducted health promotion activities in the most at-risk communities.
In late 2020, we began to run mobile clinics to provide health care in remote communities in the south of Hebron district.