The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development, (USAID) is providing an additional $47 million to the East Jerusalem Hospital Network (EJHN) as it continues to provide necessary and life-saving treatment to tens of thousands of Palestinians. This is in addition to the previous disbursement of $14.5 million in July 2022 – all part of the up to $100 million commitment announced by President Joseph R. Biden during his visit to the region last year.
This funding will ensure continued access to critical care by providing $25.5 million in direct debt relief, and another $21.5 million to bolster long-term sustainability of member hospitals through rehabilitation and renovation of healthcare facilities, capital investments, equipment purchases, capacity building, and technical assistance support. USAID will support hospitals within the network to diversify income streams and improve the service provision for patients from the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.
With this assistance, USAID supports continued and uninterrupted advanced health care services to Palestinians that are not available through other institutions. These services include highly specialized medical services, such as pediatric cardiac surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, neurosurgery and cancer treatment. This delivery of assistance builds on USAID’s historic levels of support to EJHN, amounting to over $156.5 million since 2014.