Improved healthcare protects our core assets: the family and the communities in which we live. Improving healthcare capacity fosters collaborative institutional, cross-border relationships between healthcare professionals and institutions in the West Bank and in Israel. Our goal is to train 120 Doctors and Nurses in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. This training will help reduce the reliance on Israel; enabling separation through collaborations that hold promise to foster mutual trust.
Our project addresses the 300,000 people living in almost 100 villages and one large city center, whose medical capacity is severely limited. The Palestinian Ministry of Health recently reported that cardiovascular disease is one of the two major causes of disease, and 25% of all deaths in the occupied Palestinian territories. The emergency healthcare system in this key district are ill-equipped to meet this growing medical needs.
Our project will save hundreds of lives! Formal certified ACLS training of healthcare professionals leads to definitive improvement in saving lives. We established a pragmatic, collaborative relationship with one of the largest, most sophisticated teaching hospitals in northern Israel and the Palestinian Ministry of Health, based in Nablus. A prominent Palestinian-Israeli, Emergency Medicine physician has agreed to train all of the 120 Doctors, Nurses and key medical personnel in the District.
We can save hundreds of lives! The lack of resuscitation skills of nurses and doctors in basic and advanced life support has been identified as a contributing factor to poor outcome in cardiac arrest victims. Successful resuscitation after cardiac arrest requires early recognition of cardiac arrest, rapid activation of trained responders, timely initiation of early defibrillation and ACLS.