FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING FACULTY OF MEDICINE, ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF GAZA –PHASE 2

Project FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING FACULTY OF MEDICINE, ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF GAZA –PHASE 2
Objectives

Improve the quality and condition of learning for medical students in the Faculty of Medicine, IUG through better access to safe and secure learning environment.

Project Partners Islamic University of Gaza
Activities

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS/ ACTIVITIES

The IUG’s Faculty of Medicine was ocially inaugurated in 2006, and founded with the aim of achieving leadership in medical education and clinical practice, as well as community service. The work at the medical faculty started in 2010, and was almost completed when the IUG became one of the targeted buildings in Gaza during the 2014 war. MERCY Malaysia thus helped IUG to reconstruct the damaged buildings in the Faculty of Medicine as well as to complete the construction of a new building in 2015. This project is a continuation of the previous project whereby during the first phase, MERCY Malaysia only completed the structural works without its nishing, thus it remained unsuitable for lectures and practical sessions. Therefore, this project addressed this issue through the completion of the following: 1. Completing marble works for 9 labs. 2. Installing electricity works for 9 labs. 3. Completing mechanical works for 9 labs. 4. Installing CCTV system and network for the 9 labs and the main entrances. 5. Operating the re system in the whole building. 6. Painting the administrative oces in the fifth øoor of the building.

Locations Gaza Strip, Palestine
Period August – December 2016
Accomplishments

Completed the construction, installation works and furnishing of the Faculty of Medicine buildings which included: • Clinical Skills lab • Anatomy lab • Microchemistry  Parasitology lab • Biochemistry Molecular Biologist Genes lab • Physiology  Pharmacology lab • Pathology Museum

 

NO. OF BENEFICIARIES Direct beneficiaries: 2,052 students per year Indirect beneciaries: Around 530,000 Gaza population will benefit from the graduates of the university

BACKGROUND

On 2nd of August 2014 (the 27th day of the aggression), Israeli warplanes targeted the main administration building of the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG). Meeting rooms and other oces were also destroyed, and surrounding buildings were badly damaged. In addition, some of the shelling hit IUG’s Medical Faculty, causing damages to the teaching hospital and medical school. Given IUG’s standing in the Gaza Strip as well as the number of students it serves, it is important that these labs are repaired and become operational in order to continuously enhance the learning experience and environment of aspiring doctors in Gaza. There were also vital issues of safety and security for the labs to be monitored and properly guarded since there are high tendency for break-ins; there are sophisticated and expensive equipment as well as important learning materials kept inside.