Medical Aid for Palestinians

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) is a British charity that offers medical services in the West Bank , Gaza and Lebanon , and advocates for Palestinians’ rights to health and dignity. [1]

Aim and history

Medical Aid for Palestinians’ Stated aim is to meet the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people . The organization and its programs have been supported by the British public, the UK Government ( DfID ), the European Unionand international aid organizations. They provide basic medical services for the elderly and their families, and they are trained in the medical services of the elderly.

MAP was founded in 1982 by Dr. Swee Chai Ang FRCS, Major Derek Cooper , and his wife, Mrs. Pamela Cooper , [2] in the wake of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila Massacre in Lebanon. [3] Its president is Baroness Morris of Boltonwho succeeded Lord Patten of Barnes and Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws .

MAP’s work

Programs

Medical Aid for Palestinians works with local Non-Governmental Organizations and the Palestinian Health Service Provide practical or medical carrier to Palestinians living under occupation or as Refugees. Its programs cover the five priority areas in the occupied Palestinian territory and Palestinian refugee communities in Lebanon :

  • Essential primary and public healthcare
  • Women and children’s health
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Mental health and psychosocial support
  • Disability

Advocacy and Campaigns

MAP plays an active role in the UK, which is threatened by ongoing conflict, prolonged occupation and displacement. Working in coalition with other NGOs, the scope of MAP advocacy programs ranges from public awareness to advocating with governments and policy makers. [4] The organization has drawn attention as the beneficiary of Caryl Churchill’s Seven Jewish Children’s Playlet . [5] [6]

References

  1. Jump up^ [1]accessed March 13, 2017
  2. Jump up^ http://www.asiamap.ac.uk/collections/collection.php?ID=259
  3. Jump up^ MAP> About Us
  4. Jump up^ http://www.map.org/regions/uk/media/
  5. Jump up^ Readings and Talks for Pro-Gaza Playlet, PATRICK HEALY, March 15, 2009, New York Times[2]
  6. Jump up^ “MAP’s London HQ is responsible for fundraising and directing the regional teams’ work. [3]accessed May 27, 2009

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