Treating Kids with Cancer in Palestine
The PCRF is the main nonprofit in the world building up cancer services for children in the Middle East.
The PCRF is the main nonprofit NGO in the Middle East dealing with cancer for Palestinian children. In April 2013 we opened the first and only public cancer department for Palestinian children in Beit Jala Hospital. The department is named after a founding member of the PCRF who passed away from leukemia in July 2009. Since then, hundreds of children from all over the occupied territories have passed through our department for free care. However, because of the lack of adequate care in Gaza and due to the challenges that children with cancer there face in getting out for treatment, we launched in January of 2016 a new project to build a department to treat children there in Gaza in an effort to save lives and improve the quality of medical care there. Built in the name of our co-founding members, Dr. Musa and Suhaila Nasir, the department will open in 2018 as a much bigger and more ambitious department that the one in Beit Jala. Despite the challenges of building this department with only private funds in Gaza, this is the largest privately-funded public project ever in the MOH in Palestine.