RECONSTRUCTION OF EL-WAFA HOSPITAL IN GAZA CITY

Project RECONSTRUCTION OF EL-WAFA HOSPITAL IN GAZA CITY
Objectives

Reconstruction of El-Wafa Hospital after the conflict that caused damaged to the major health facilities in Gaza.

Project Partners El-Wafa Hospital
Activities
Locations Gaza City
Period November 2009
Accomplishments

With the renovation, the hospital will have additional patient rooms in the new buildings, bringing the number of available bed to over 90 beds. In addition, there will be spacious gyms, swimming pools, and training halls for various professionals to support and strengthen the rehabilitation and physiotherapy services of the hospital.

Background

MERCY Malaysia signed an MoU with El-Wafa Hospital on May 2009 and reconstruction began in November of the same year. El-Wafa Hospital has state-of-the-art facilities before the attacks and remains the only rehabilitation centre serving the Gaza population. The hospital also has outreach programmes to serve the population in its vicinity.

The recent conflict in late 2008 has further deepened the humanitarian crisis facing the people of Gaza. The attacks have caused severe damage and the limited health services in Gaza were completely overwhelmed. El-Wafa Medical Rehabilitation and Specialized Surgery Hospital (El-Wafa Hospital) was one of the major health facilities in Gaza damaged by the conflict.