Pediatric Cancer Departments

The PCRF is the main nonprofit in the world building up cancer services for children in the Middle East. In April 2013 we built the first public cancer department for children in Beit Jala Hospital, named after one of our founding members who passed away from cancer in July 2009. Due to the challenges that children in Gaza face getting out for treatment, in January of 2016 we launched a new building of a department in the name of our co-founding members, Dr. Musa and Suhaila Nasir. Given the challenges of building a new department in a place like the Gaza Strip, it has taken more than two years to complete this project, but in the first half of 2018 we hope to have the department open and treating children.

The PCRF currently is supporting two programs in Palestine to build up local services and to provide life-saving surgery for sick children with heart defects.

(Beit Jala Hospital, Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine)

The Dr. Musa & Suhaila Nasir Gaza Pediatric Cancer Department

The Dr. Musa & Suhaila Nasir Gaza Pediatric Cancer Department

(Pediatric Specialized Hospital, Gaza City, the Gaza Strip, Palestine)

Meet the Consultants to Make This Project Work

International Palestinian Cardiac Relief Organization (IPCRO)

In April, 2004 the University of Ghent in Belgium hosted the first meeting for dozens of volunteer doctors and nurses from all over the world to plan for the long-term building and support for a pediatric cardiac surgery program in Palestine.  Led by IPCRO’s first president – Professor Guido Van Nooten – IPCRO has since evolved into the main consulting partner of the PCRF, advising on missions, patient care, ICU protocols, infrastructural support and development.   The  goal of IPCRO is  to build up services so that eventually these children can be treated in the PA MOH and not be transferred abroad for expensive and difficult care.

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This program is to  help provide care for  more than 800 children born in Palestine a year facing this disease receive treatment and a chance to live another day.

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