In-Kind for West Bank

July 9, 2013 lkassman
Categories:
Emergency Response, Health, Health Education, Humanitarian Relief, In-Kind Medical and Relief, Mother and Child, West Bank
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From our warehouse in the West Bank, ANERA delivers millions of dollars worth of donated goods to the West Bank, from critical medicines and medical supplies to wheelchairs and birthing kits.

The Reality in the West Bank

Restrictions on movement and imports, imposed by years of occupation, challenges the West Bank’s medical system to provide up-to-date care. Hospitals and clinics suffer chronic shortages of critical medicines and medical supplies to respond to their patients’ needs. Doctors cannot easily travel abroad to attend medical conferences to update their knowledge and skills.

ANERA’s Response

ANERA works with partners in the West Bank to support their ability to reach and treat more than 250,000 patients. Our partners include the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, Hebron Charitable Medical Center and Palestinian Red Crescent Society. ANERA has delivered millions of dollars worth of donated goods, from critical medicines and medical supplies to wheelchairs and birthing kits.

How It Works

From our office in East Jerusalem, ANERA staff coordinates with customs officials and the Palestinian Ministry of Health to facilitate shipment approvals and customs clearance. ANERA distributes the donated shipments from its warehouse in the West Bank. We employ licensed pharmacists to examine packing lists and warehouse employees to inspect, sort, and record the inventory of incoming shipments and facilitate their distribution. ANERA follows up with recipients to ensure quality control, measure and report on the impact of the medicines and other supplies.

Meet Some West Bank Families

A young Palestinian girl is helped into her new wheelchair by her mother.Tuffaha went to preschool in her mother’s arms every day because she can’t use her legs and her mother wanted her to get an education. Now Tuffaha has a wheelchair from ANERA, at no cost to the family, and she can get around a little more easily. Read more >>

An elderly Palestinian man holds his infant grandchild in a hospital.

Hala, mother of Qutaiba who was born into a very poor family, barely has enough money for clothes to keep her child warm: “We only bought him a few things with a very small budget, so this [baby] kit came at a very good time. I thank ANERA and UMCOR from the bottom of my heart.” Read more >>