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22Jan

Canadian Surgeon Starts Mission in Gaza

This week, Dr. Ayman Seyam from the Department of Surgery/Thoracic Surgery at the University of Western Ontario in Canada started a surgery mission at Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip. Dr. Seyam is providing expert care for children who otherwise cannot get the treatment that they need locally, as well as training local surgeons. We are the main NGO in...

21Jan

PCRF Sponsors Medical Conference in Gaza

Last week, the PCRF sponsored a conference in the Gaza Strip in cooperation with the Hammer Forum from Germany at Mat’haf hotel in which 45 local doctors attended. The topics of the lectures were in pediatric surgery, concerning colon prolapse and Anus praetor; maxillofacial surgery and using Botox on patients; and in anesthesia, concerning foreign bodies aspiration, diagnosis and treatment....

18Jan

Refugee Teen Sponsored for Surgery in Lebanon

17-year-old Malak is a Palestinian child living in a refugee settlement of Arzay in south Lebanon. She underwent orthopedic hip dislocation (second stage) repair surgery at the Labib Medical Center through the support of donors in our “One-Time Sponsorship” program and is home recovering now with her family. Hundreds of children were sponsored for surgery in Lebanon and Jordan through...

18Jan

Palestinian Girl Travels to Louisville For Surgery

This week nine-year-old Layan from the West Bank town of Jenin arrived in Louisville, Kentucky to receive neurosurgery. Layan is being treated at Norton Children’s Hospital for Apert’s Syndrome, which caused congenital anomalies in the development of her skull. This is very exciting for PCRF because Louisville is a brand new chapter and this is their first child for treatment....

17Jan

German Pediatric Surgery Team Operates in Gaza

This week, a two-member team from the Hammer Forum, a German NGO partnering with the PCRF, returned to the Gaza Strip to provide surgery for children. Led by Dr. Theophylaktos Emmanouilidis and nurse Doris Broadbent have been operating on children in Shifa Hospital. This is their second mission to Gaza for the PCRF, having completed a mission in 2017 as...

17Jan

German Maxillofacial Surgery Team Operates in Gaza

This week, a three-member team from the Hammer Forum, a German NGO who cooperates with the PCRF on volunteer medical missions to the Middle East, started to provide maxillofacial surgery at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. This mission, led by Dr. Walid Ayad and including anesthetist Dr. Christian Brodowski, and Anesthetic nurse Jana Gottschling, are helping children get the care...