Cancer Care In A Conflict Zone

Building Surgical Expertise In Gaza Through Remote Technology
When you think about the surgical care needed in a conflict zone, casualties of war are probably the first thing that comes to mind. But it’s a sad truth that conflict impacts all aspects of healthcare, including the treatment of non-communicable diseases such as cancer.

With a blockade in place for over a decade, the healthcare system in Gaza has been facing significant challenges. After the 2014 conflict, it was left in a precarious state in terms of infrastructure and healthcare provision.

So in 2015, the charity Medical Aid For Palestinians (MAP) with support from The Ministry of Health of Palestine, approached award-winning cancer surgeon and Rods&Cones ambassador, Professor Shafi Ahmed, to visit Gaza and the West Bank to provide his thoughts and recommendations for building surgical capacity.


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