Specialized surgical care is an acute and urgent need for the Palestinian population of the West Bank and Gaza; among the most critical needs is pediatric surgery. Palestinians from the newborn stage through adulthood are in dire need of essential surgical procedures, in low supply due to local specialist shortages. Oftentimes, travel is restricted and patients are unable to access procedures and care that they need.

IMANA Medical Relief (IMR) has teamed up with Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) to provide much-needed surgical care and surgical training in Palestine. In 2018 we provided nearly 40 sensitive plastic/reconstructive and critical hand surgeries, mainly on children and some adults, and trained local surgeons on advanced surgical techniques, building capacity for local pediatric surgical care capability.

SavePalestine Frequently Asked Questions:

Team members are received and dropped at Tel Aviv airport by a representative of our local partners PCRF. Stay is arranged at a decent hotel close to the hospital, and suitable transportation arrangements are made by PCRF for the daily trips there.

Breakfast is arranged at the hotel, working lunch is provided on-site. There may be a formal dinner by PCRF on one of the nights. On other days, there are eateries close to the hotel.

It is at one of the hospitals in the West Bank which has appropriate logistics and technical arrangements. Depending upon OR availability etc., our local partners choose from among some hospitals which have been evaluated and approved by IMANA beforehand. The location is communicated to the team prior to the mission.
Cases requiring post-operative and follow up care are looked after by the surgeons and physicians at the hospital. PCRF makes the arrangements accordingly.
Translators will be handy, these are mostly local medical students.
Volunteers only pay for their air tickets to and from Tel Aviv. IMR arranges everything else – food, transportation, and accommodation.

Yes, it is needed but for US & Canadian nationals it is issued on arrival at Tel Aviv airport. It is not stamped on the passport as such but a paper document is handed over.

Team members traveling from any other part of the world have to make their own arrangements for the visa, depending upon their nationality. IMANA can provide an introduction letter if needed.

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SavePalestine Surgical Missions

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NOV 22-Dec 1,2019

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