Expanded Health Project for Palestinian Families (MARAM)
Checkpoints, limits on imports, and restrictions on movement in the Palestinian territories have created huge obstacles to proper access to health care and health education. Additionally, the medical infrastructure in the West Bank and Gaza is in constant need of updating and whole-scale renovations.
ANERA implemented the MARAM project as a subcontractor to IBM. MARAM was designed to improve the lives and health of Palestinian families, particularly women and children, through a series of primary, reproductive, and nutritional health activities intended to strengthen both service delivery within health facilities and healthy behaviors in the home in a sustainable way.
How It Worked
With USAID funding, from 2001 to 2005, ANERA established the Arab College of Medical Technology and upgraded small and large health care facilities, such as the Patients Friends Society, Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron and the Rafidia Hospital in Nablus.
ANERA provided technical assistance in procurement and field coordination, as well as monitoring and research to assess the nutritional status of vulnerable populations for the Emergency Medical Assistance Project (EMAP), headed by CARE International.