Chairman’s report December 2019

Anatomage table demonstration

Read the Chairman’s, Khaled Dawas, report on what FQMS has achieved in 2019.

Where did 2019 go?

Of course we, and most of the British population, have been fixated on the elections and the ongoing campaigning. However, FQMS has its own business and this has revealed many successes.

The Al Quds University Medical School has opened the new FQMS Anatomy Lab, which is near-fully funded by FQMS. An Najah University Medical School in Nablus is following closely behind as it awaits delivery of the new digital technology tools.

Though FQMS prides itself on these capital investments in the medical education system in Palestine, we remain the strong proponents of the human side of it. FQMS proudly continues it’s partnership with the Madrinha Trust. We have just agreed full scholarships for a further group of medical students and are in the process of interviewing and selecting the students.

That is not all. Three more Palestinian board certified doctors have arrived in the UK to complete 2 years of sub specialist training. They are training in some of the most renowned UK centres in their fields. These are the specialists who we hope, will drive even more improvement in the clinical and academic profiles of the Palestinian health sector in years to come.

The FQMS annual gala dinner is on 7th March 2020. We have a new venue, the grand Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane, and are very excited about the programme. The city theme for this year is “Gaza” and we have a surprise lined up for you for the evening. In addition to being a fundraising event we as trustees pay particular attention to the entertainment side.

Our mission requires constant seeking of donations. We are inundated with requests to help students in Palestine whose families are unable to pay their fees. Sadly, we are unable to help many. Please keep your donations coming. Even a £10 donation is worthwhile.

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