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22Oct

Italian Dental Team Completes Mission

This week, two volunteers from Italy completed a volunteer dental mission to the West Bank town of Nablus. The team was led by Dentist Dr. Nicola Raciti and included assistant Ave Mazzetti. They provided treatment for children at Altadamon Clinic in Nablus. Italy is one of the main countries sending volunteer medical missions to Palestine through the PCRF. ...

22Oct

Chilean Orthopedic Surgery Team Returns to Palestine

After a week of surgery at Alia Hospital in Hebron, our four-member orthopedic surgery team from Santiago, Chile moved to the West Bank town of Jenin to start their second week treating patients with orthopedic defects. The team have volunteered many past trips for the PCRF and is led by surgeon Dr. Veronica Abdala and include surgeons Dr. Veronica Herrera...

22Oct

Cardiologist Returns to the Huda Al Masri Department

This week, Bay Area pediatric cardiologist Dr. Mike Cooper returned to the Huda Al Masri Pediatric Cancer Department in Beit Jala Hospital to volunteer screening children undergoing chemotherapy for heart disease or defects. Dr. Cooper has volunteered on many past missions for the PCRF and screened hundreds of children in the West Bank, as well as trained local doctors in...

21Oct

Italian Emergency Medicine Team Arrives in Gaza

This week, three volunteers from Pisa and Modena in Italy crossed into Gaza to start a week of volunteering to help in emergency medicine and training local doctors in ultrasound. The team includes Emergency Medicine doctors Dr. Stefano Spinelli and Dr. Antonella Lanotte, as well as Internal Medicine Dr. Francesca Frassi. The team is part of our ongoing efforts to...

21Oct

Pediatrics Mission Returns to Palestine

This week we are hosting pediatricians Dr. Barbara Preston and Dr. Elizabeth Waters from the USA in the West Bank to evaluate our children with chronic medical needs in our monthly sponsorship program. Dr. Preston has led several past volunteer missions for the PCRF and will help us to better ensure that the children who we are providing monthly help...

19Oct

Palestinian Girl Arrives In Dallas

Earlier this month, eleven-year-old Masa from Tulkarem traveled with her mother to Dallas, Texas to receive medical care. Made was born with a congenital spinal condition called myelomeningocele as a result from scoliosis.   Update: This week, Masa had her first appointment with surgical intervention at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and started her halo-therapy during this appointment. She is staring...