In-Kind for Gaza

July 9, 2013 ANERA
Categories:
Emergency Response, Gaza, Health, Humanitarian Relief, In-Kind Medical and Relief
Locations:
Throughout Gaza, ANERA delivers donated medicines, health care supplies, shoes and many other forms of humanitarian relief to hospitals, clinics and schools.

The Reality in Gaza

The blockade of Gaza since 2007 has severely limited the import of critical humanitarian goods, including life-saving medicines for medical relief. Gazans must deal daily with poverty and unemployment, which challenge their ability to provide proper health care for their families. Children and the elderly are most vulnerable to illness and chronic disease but often cannot get the medicines they need because of the shortage of supplies.

ANERA’s Response

ANERA’s professional reputation and knowledge of restrictions give us a unique level of access to Gaza. Despite the blockade, ANERA successfully distributes donations of in-kind medical and pharmaceutical supplies and equipment to local organizations. Donated medical supplies are made available to disadvantaged patients free of charge or for a nominal fee. This allows families, hospitals and clinics to use their limited resources to address other important needs.

Life Cycle of ANERA In-Kind Donations 

Step 1: Circulate needs lists to medical supply donors

Step 2: Review list of proposed donations.

Step 3: Secure Ministry of Health Approval

Step 4: Send donations by sea or air.

Step 5: Expedite port and customs clearance.

Step 4: Conduct shipment inventory at warehouse

Step 6: Distribute products to recipients

Step 7: Conduct follow-up visits with recipients for quality control

Step 8: Prepare final report and needs lists for donors

Visit a Couple of Health Care Facilities

Mostafa, ANERA's Gaza warehouse manager, helps set up the new equipment for the blood bank.Dr. Nahed Abu Asi, director of the Central Blook Bank, regarding centrifuge from ANERA: “It is a tremendous improvement to what we can provide in terms of developing the capacity of the laboratory…which doubled from 150 to 300 units.” Read more >>

 

Abu Hosam keeps his clinic in Salqa open 24-hours to serve his community.

Mohammad Abu Mghasieb at his clinic in Wadi Al-Salqa:“Without these donations, we wouldn’t be able to continue our support to the local community. We don’t receive any other support, and we depend 100% on donations.” Read more >>