The Diocese operates two major hospitals — in two very volatile locations — with more than 200 beds, four outpatient clinics, and a growing number of mobile clinics. St. Luke’s Hospital in Nablus, Palestine, and Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City, Gaza, serve the needs of more than 56,000 outpatients and 12,000 inpatients annually, in addition to hundreds of surgeries and thousands of lab tests and examinations. Through compassionate medical care, these healthcare professionals make respect and dignity for each patient part of the experience.
- $750,000 in 2014 alone to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Al Ahli Hospital treats the poor and uninsured in a volatile place.
- A $65,000 major gift, along with substantial additional support from AFEDJ donors, purchased essential medical equipment and covered the cost of renovations to open a clinic specializing in diabetes in Ramallah.
Institution Profile: Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City, Gaza
Al Ahli Hospital is located in the one of the most volatile places on earth. It is the oldest hospital in Gaza and the only remaining full-service independent hospital in Gaza. They welcome all, regardless of religious, ethnic or economic background and provide compassionate care to some of the neediest. In response to the escalating prevalence of cancer and lack of treatment facilities in Gaza, Al Ahli Hospital is transitioning to become a cancer diagnostic and treatment facility.
Institution Profile: St. Luke’s Hospital, Nablus, Palestine
For more than 100, St. Luke’s Hospital has served the community of Nablus as a general hospital, providing intensive care and neonatal intensive care, rehabilitation, obstetrics, as well outpatient clinics. The hospital also is the region’s major emergency, injury and trauma center.
The mission of St. Luke’s extends beyond its medical services by providing a prominent Christian presence in an area where few Christian families remain. Your gift supports this compassionate presence, which brings stability and balance to a complicated political environment and further enhances St Luke’s place in the community.
This video features a Palestinian mother whose premature baby was cared for by the medical staff of St. Luke’s. (This video was produced by the Anglican Journal and Anglican Video for the Anglican Journal's special report, Journey to Jerusalem Sunday. http://www.anglicanjournal.com/departments/special-report/jerusalem)
Institution Profile: Penman Clinic at St. Matthew’s Church in Zababdeh, Palestine
In rural Palestine, clinics serve as the primary healthcare provider. In Zebabdeh, St. Matthew’s Church is the only source for medical services for 12 surrounding villages through its on-site clinic. Each day a doctor specializing in a different area arrives to see patients. Patients are able to get dental checkups, lab tests, and prescriptions filled at the clinic through a highly subsidized sliding payment scale.