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USAID responds to health challenges in the Palestinian Authority by strengthening health care systems, providing medical equipment, and expanding access to high quality medical facilities. USAID also supports the Palestinian health sector by renovating facilities that provide health services. USAID helps strengthen the institutional capacities of the Ministry of Health and local non-governmental organizations, so that the Palestinian health system can be increasingly capable of meeting the health needs of all Palestinians rather than having to make expensive referrals to neighboring countries. Specifically, USAID works to strengthen essential health systems’ functions and institutions; procure essential health supplies; link communities to their health care facilities; and improve professional training.
USAID results in global health include:
- Trained more than 2,700 health workers in leadership and management, community mobilization and wellness communication.
- Since 2008, USAID has renovated seven major hospitals, which provide services to almost 387,000 people.
- Trained 140 food inspectors from the Palestinian Ministry of Health and Consumer Protection Unit in standardized inspection procedures.
Last updated: August 12, 2014