MAP’s Director of Advocacy and Campaigns, Neil Sammonds, reports back on MAP’s visit to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva this week.

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Find out what was discussed at KCL’s Global Health Society's panel event on Wednesday, Health Under Fire: Health Challenges in Occupied Palestine.

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“We lost our son while he was waiting for a permit to be treated at Tel Hashomer Hospital. The delay in issuing him the permit and getting him treatment cut his life short, and stole him away from us and his friends.”

Denied life-saving treatment outside Gaza: A mother tells of her child’s tragic death - MAP News - Medical Aid for Palestinians

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Today the UK failed to support a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council which would promote accountability for attacks on healthcare in Gaza.

Read why this is important in our new briefing.

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Suppport MAP's emergency action: Today the UK must demand accountability for attacks on healthcare in Gaza. Act now: goo.gl/FEB1UV
Take action: Tomorrow the UK must demand accountability for attacks on healthcare in Gaza. Act now: goo.gl/FEB1UV
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"Each year we see a 13-14 percent increase in the number of patients admitted with kidney problems," said Dr Abdallah al-Kishawi, head of nephrology at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

In war-scarred Gaza, water pollution behind health woes

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Today is #WorldWaterDay. In Gaza, 95% of water is contaminated, exposing residents to health risks.

Gaza’s Contaminated Water

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"Officials warned that the healthcare system is deteriorating beyond crisis level, especially for intensive care units, dialysis sections and blood banks, endangering patients’ lives."

Gaza healthcare crippled amid fuel shortages

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Join our side event at the Human Rights Council today.

Our panel will be discussing Health Under Occupation at 15.00 in room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva. Find out more here: [ Goo.gl Link ]
The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza have warned of a new fuel shortage in its facilities in two months.

Health Ministry in Gaza warns of fuel shortage in two months

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Want to find out more about health under occupation?

Join MAP and academics this Wednesday at King’s College London’s Global Health Society’s panel event.

Wednesday 22 March, 6pm, Room 1.71, Franklin Wilkins Building, King's College London.

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More than 1,350 people have so far demanded #HealthAndDignity for Palestinians. Thank you! Add your voice: [ Goo.gl Link ]
"Israel's decade-long siege on the Gaza Strip has had devastating repercussions for Gaza's cancer patients. Radioactive material, used in radiotherapy for cancer treatment, has long been banned in the occupied Palestinian territories. Chemotherapy drugs are also not consistently available. Abdulrahman was lucky enough to obtain a permit to travel to Israel for treatment, though many others are...
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Using art to heal: Battling cancer in Gaza

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If you are attending the UN Human Right Council session in Geneva next week, come along to MAP's side event.

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This week, MAP supported the 8th annual Lancet-Palestinian Health Alliance Conference at Birzeit University in the West Bank.

Read what was discussed.

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"Ahmad had hoped to study medicine and become a cardiologist, so he could help other patients and spare them what he had suffered. We lost our son while he was waiting for a permit to be treated at Tel Hashomer Hospital. The delay in issuing him the permit and getting him treatment cut his life short, and stole him away from us and his friends. "

Amal Shbeir, of Gaza, tells of her 17-year-old son’s death in Jan. 2017, after Israel refused him entry for heart surgery

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Special milk substitute powder essential for the treatment and well-being of patients suffering from phenylketonuria (PKU) is in dangerously short supply in the besieged Gaza Strip, Quds Press has rep...

Milk used in medical treatment in short supply in Gaza

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Come hear MAP and academics from King's College London and University College London discuss health under occupation next Wednesday evening!

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