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Dr. Musa and Suhaila Nasir Pediatric Cancer Department

Dr. Musa and Suhaila Nasir Pediatric Cancer Department

A humanitarian project to build a department for children in Gaza fighting cancer

The department was opened in February 2019 after four years of fundraising and construction, it is the first and only pediatric oncolog department for children in the Gaza Strip.  Prior to the opening, every child in Gaza with cancer had to travel outside - often away from his or her family - for care.  The new department has 16 rooms and 14 out-patient beds, as well as a playroom, lab, pharmacy, and many other amenities that were not found before in any hospital in Gaza.  PCRF also provides tutoring for children during their stay in the department and many other child-life services.   This is the first and only hospital in Gaza that provides such care for sick children.  

Training and Missions
PCRF is  dedicated to improving the quality of care in our pediatric cancer departments to ensure that all staff have the opportunity to learn and improve their skills to better serve our patients and increase sustainability and care.  We are partnering with the King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan to help train our staff, as well as sending them to the Huda Al Masri Pediatric Cancer Department in Beit Jala Hospital in the West Bank.  We also are bringing volunteer medical teams from all over the world to help support the training and development of staff in our pediatric oncology department.

Make a wish program

PCRF has created Child-Life services in our pediatric cancer departments to help provide the children undergoing treatment for cancer or other blood diseases support to improve their social-psychological status. One of those programs is the "Make a Wish" initiative, which children in the department get to choose anything that they want and our team in the hospital will do their best to help make their wish come true.  Here are some of the stories.

Please make your tax-deductible donation to help make a wish come true for a child with cancer in Gaza  by donating here

Birthday Parties

PCRF has created Child-Life services in our pediatric cancer departments to help provide the children undergoing treatment for cancer or other blood diseases support to improve their social-psychological status.  One of those is services is to hold a birthday party for any patient who is being treated in our department.  These parties include all of the children in the department, who get small gifts and get to enjoy games and a chance to remember that despite their disease and living in Gaza, they are still children who need love and support.
Please make your tax-deductible donation to help sponsor a birthday party for a child with cancer in one of our departments in Palestine by clicking here.

History of the Department in Photos

This is why we built Gaza's first and only pediatric cancer department

Here are some video stories of children in Gaza who are fighting cancer and waiting for our new department to be built. We are working hard to get this department up and running, dealing with many challenges that require us to continue to remember that these children are the reason we work.

DR. MUSA AND SUHAILA NASIR

Dr. Musa and Suhaila Nasir helped to found the PCRF with Steve Sosebee in 1992, and were instrumental in the organization’s development and growth into one of the main nonprofits helping children in the Middle East. Dr. Musa and Suhaila exemplify the true humanitarian mission of the PCRF, which treats any child, regardless of their religion or nationality.

DR. MUSA AND SUHAILA NASIR
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