The Dr. Musa and Suhaila Nasir Pediatric Cancer Department

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

The Dr. Musa and Suhaila Nasir Pediatric Cancer Department is an initiative started by the PCRF in January of 2015 in response to the urgent need to provide local cancer care to children in Gaza. This is the result of the challenges that children in Gaza face when attempting to access treatment outside of the Strip on a regular basis. As a privately-funded project, the department reflects the desire of thousands of volunteers and donors all over the world to ensure that children in Gaza with cancer have access to excellent treatment locally and do not have to suffer due to a lack of permits or coverage for treatment abroad. The department is set up as a healing institution, with the intention of ensuring that children receive expert care, regardless of their race, gender, religion, or politics.

This is why we are building a pediatric cancer department in Gaza.

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.

Inshirah Said Al Madani
Mohammed Almoqayad
Ismail Alkafarna
Abu Mustafa family

In the Gaza Strip, an estimated 100+ children will be diagnosed with cancer each year. 100% of these kids must travel out of Gaza, leaving their families behind, to seek care. That’s why the PCRF is building the first and only pediatric cancer department in Gaza.

Further progress

The materials needed to install the PVC were not permitted into Gaza so we had to buy from the local market to start the final stage of completing the department by finally installing the flooring. We are so proud to share with you the progress of this department as we get closer to opening.

History of the Department in Photos

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.

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