USAID responds to health challenges with assistance that includes health care system strengthening, provision of medical equipment, and expansion of access to high-quality medical facilities. Our assistance is designed to help strengthen the institutional capacities of the Ministry of Health and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), creating a more efficient and accountable health system capable of meeting the health needs of all Palestinians.
- Strengthen essential health systems functions and institutions
- Procure essential health supplies, equipment, and other commodities and assist the Ministry of Health in establishing appropriate and cost-efficient procurement procedures
- Link communities to their health care facilities, improving service utilization and accountability
- Improve professional training for physicians, nurses, and midwives
Palestinian Health Sector Reform and Development Project (Flagship)
USAID’s flagship Palestinian Health Sector Reform and Development Project supports the emergence of a functional health sector capable of meeting the priority public health needs of the Palestinian people. The project works with the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Health, NGOs, community-based organizations, and educational institutions to strengthen their skills and services. The project specifically targets health sector governance, clinical and community-based service delivery, and the procurement of essential medical equipment and commodities. Small grants also are provided for service provision and community mobilization activities that supplement Ministry of Health services, such as rehabilitation services for disabled children.
Last updated: May 10, 2013