Juzoor for Health and Social Development (Juzoor) – www.juzoor.org
Juzoor is a Palestinian non-governmental organisation, founded in 1996, dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Palestinians. They work within the West Bank and Gaza promoting a coherent, interdisciplinary, cross-sectorial approach to improving the health and social wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Amongst its objectives is building the institutional capacity of health and social organisations through developing human resources, promoting sustainable systems, and enhancing networking and partnerships, which is why they have partnered with FQMS on the postgraduate training programme. By increasing the range of sub-specialities, the health care system will be strengthened and reduce the dependency on foreign referrals.
UN Accreditation as a Civic Society Partner – www.un.org/unispal/
FQMS is delighted to announce our recent United Nations accreditation as a Civic Society partner. This was awarded to us by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and will allow us to develop a wider platform to present our work and achievements. Our impact in the field of medical education and our endeavours to support student doctors has been recognised as a prerequisite to strengthening civic society in Palestine and accreditation will allow us to take advantage of United Nations resources and networks to increase our reach. More information about the Committee’s cooperation with and support to NGOs is available on the “Question of Palestine” website maintained by the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat to support civil society efforts worldwide.
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) – www.map.org.uk
MAP works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees, by delivering health and medical care to those worst affected by conflict, occupation and displacement. Working in partnership with local health providers and hospitals, MAP addresses a wide range of health issues and challenges faced by the Palestinian people. With offices located in Beirut, Ramallah, Jerusalem and Gaza City, MAP is able to respond rapidly in times of crisis, and works directly with communities on longer term health development.
The Madrinha Trust – www.madrinha-trust.org
The Madrinha Trust guarantee to support these youngsters throughout their educational lives, financially and with mentoring. They support bright, self-motivated young people, who do not have the financial means to fulfil their potential and are likely to become agents for change within their local communities, wherever they may be. The young people are given a mentor, a “godparent” to guide and enable them to achieve their goals.
The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (Arab Fund) – www.arabfund.org
The Arab Fund is a financial institution focused on funding economic and social development. Being an Arab institution they focus on Arab issues and concerns and pays special attention to the least developed Arab countries, such as the Palestinian people in the occupied territories through financing a programme of projects in different sectors. They provide grants to support educational institutions, universities and professional and social associations. To support the Arab development goals mentioned above the Arab Fund collaborates with Arab and international development institutions in various fields, including studies and the financing and implementation of economic and social development projects in Arab countries.
Asfari Foundation – www.asfarifoundation.org.uk
The Asfari Foundation aims to help young people in the UK, Syria, Palestine and Lebanon make a valuable contribution to society by empowering them through education, research and the power of freethinking. The Foundation has supported a number of FQMS programmes over the years and most recently funded the remote accommodation for the Al Quds students on clinical placements in Hebron and Ramallah.
Oxford Palestine (OxPal) Medlink – www.oxpal.org
The OxPal Medlink is a collaborative partnership between students and doctors working at Oxford University and affiliated hospitals, and medical students at Al-Quds Medical School, the Islamic University of Gaza and Al-Azhar University, Gaza. Using an internet-based platform, tutors and students meet weekly to partake in real-time tutorials discussing clinical cases from hospitals in the Palestinian Territories. Their virtual classrooms incorporate both audio and text-based chat, and an interactive white-board technology enabling a multimedia-learning environment. They do not charge for their services, are staffed by volunteers, and are supported by charities and NGOs.