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Providing PPE to chronically-ill Palestinians during COVID-19



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, patients who have undergone various operations in medical facilities urgently require Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety.


Taghyeer launched a project as an urgent response to the need for safety equipment. The Green Land Society for Health Development (GLSHD) manages the treatment of Palestinian patients that have been referred to Israeli hospitals by the Ministry of Health through a network of volunteers coordinating their mobility and transfers. Together, Taghyeer and GLSHD launched a project to provide PPE to medical care recipients, focused on chronically ill patients who suffer from chronic diseases such as cancer, kidney failure, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.


The project provided PPE, including masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, infrared thermometers, and hazard suits, to 110 patients and volunteers who provided transportation, assistance in crossing checkpoints and procurement of medical permits for movement during quarantine and lockdown.


The project embraced the partnership between Taghyeer and GLSHD and allows for future collaborative opportunities.


Outputs:



Taghyeer was able to provide PPE including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, hazard suits, and infrared thermometers for Palestinian patients from Bethlehem and Hebron areas who need to receive their medical treatments as well as for volunteers that facilitated the process. The project succeeded to achieve the following:

  1. Helped 110 chronic patients receive their medical treatments in a safe and secure way by wearing Personal Protective Equipment.

  2. Embrace the partnership between Taghyeer and GLSHD and allow for future collaborative opportunities.

  3. Engage Taghyeer’s activists in supporting the work of GLSHD and its volunteers.

  4. Equip Taghyeer’s staff and activists with PPE to comply with the preventive measures and regulations of the Palestinian Ministry of Health during field activities.

Taghyeer has successfully completed delivering the kits to GLSHD and its patients and volunteers. The table below outlines the kits that were provided:


TABLE





Taghyeer thanks its partners B8 of Hope in Switzerland and the Friends of Taghyeer Movement in the US, as well as our generous supporters and donors. This project would not have been possible without their incredible contributions.

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