Palestine News and Activities
IMET2000 Annual Dinner in the House of Lords Yesterday
This year we were celebrating at our Annual Dinner in the Peers Dining Room our IMET2000 20th Anniversary and the 25th Anniversary of the Al Quds Medical School. This was hosted yet again by our staunch supporter Baroness Jenny Tonge and it was a special occasion in beautiful historic surroundings. We had 124 guests , including the Palestinian Ambassador Dr Husam Zomlot, four IMET2000 Patrons ( Baroness Helena Kennedy, Jon Snow, Mike Barnes and John Griffin), many IMET2000 Trustees and so many good friends and loyal supporters from the Palestinian community and Arab world. It was not only socially successful but raised virtually all our targets financially for two urgent projects for physical trauma (the IMET2000 Trauma Centre for Training, Education and Research in El-Bireh and the new Neurosurgery Unit in The Ramallah Medical Complex) and two for mental health (the Jasmine Centre in Ramallah and the Art Therapy for Cancer Patients in Nablus, Augusta Victoria and Beit Jalah). We thank our wonderful hostess Jenny Tonge , the Ambassador, our stand-up comedian Alex Healy and Jon Snow our great Patron and guest speaker as well as all the generous guests in the room who made it such a success.
IMET 2000 Award Their Founder Colin Green
As this was a celebration of both the 20th Anniversary of IMET200 and the 25th Anniversary of Al Quds Medical School, the charity has decided to badge the new Trauma Centre in El Bireh with the name of our Founder Colin Green. In addition, Al Quds University recently acknowledged the pioneering work of Professor Nael Shihabi as first Dean of Al Quds Medical School open to its first cohort of students ( a mere 32 in number)in 1994 by presenting him with a plaque and affixing one to the entrance to the Medical School. The current Dean of the School, Dr Hani Abdeen, and the University President couriered a similar plaque via Dr Malik Zaben and this was presented by Baroness Tonge and Dr Malik as a surprise to Colin to thank him for his help in starting that School. A somewhat overwhelmed and emotional Colin was delighted to be awarded such a precious prize but dedicated it to his wife Liz who helped him and the Palestinian students so much, for example by arranging UK electives , helping start the support group The Foundation for Al Quds Medical School (FQMS) in 1997, supporting many post-graduate students in the UK, and helping run fundraising events over many years from 1996 onwards. He emphasised that without her support, it would have been impossible to do half the projects done jointly with the students for years afterwards.
IMET2000 grants Mr. Abdallah Al-Wawi (Hebron)a scholarship towards his PhD study in the field of Medical Nursing's at the University of Ankara, in Turkey. This comes under our goals to support continuing nursing education to provide future champions in the field.
IMET2000 has granted Dr Eman Shaweesha travel bursary as a speaker from Palestine, in the “World Congress on Nursing Education and Research Conference” organized in the USA, November 2019.
She delivered a presentation on using complementary and cupping therapy among Palestinian women in reproductive age.
Basic Life Support Training
January 30, 2020
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organised the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for nurses.
The workshop was attended by 10 nurses from primary health care center and Jericho governmental hospital at Jericho. This workshop was led by Mr. Fayez Ghannam (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructor.
Art Therapy for Children with Cancer
In line with the strategies of IMET2000 and our interest in mental health for children, we conducted three art therapy sessions as part of our art therapy program in cooperation with An-Najah University Hospital. The total number of children attending was ten. The sessions were as follows: The first was held On 5/1/2020; activities included two girls from the isolation department with psychological depression, where they benefited from the art therapy session by
drawing the four seasons with watercolors for exercising and moving the muscles. The second and third sessions were held on 11/1/2020 and 25/1/2020 respectively; activities included performing exercises for simulated stories to develop the child's imagination with a presence of a clown to provide a happy environment.
Basic Life Support Training
January 12, 2020
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organised the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians. The workshop was attended by 10 physicians from different governmental and private hospitals at American Arab University in Al-Ryihan. This workshop was led by Mr. Ayman Anaya (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructor.
IMET2000 & the Ministry of Health Signed up a Memorandum of Understanding
IMET2000 represented by its CEO Dr. Malik Zaben has signed up a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Health represented by her Excellency Dr. Mai AlKaili. This MoU outlines the key fields in which the two parties will collaborate to empower healthcare professionals in Palestine. This agreement is a very important step forward to continue our ongoing work in key fields of health sciences education particularly child mental health education, physical trauma, and professional career development.
Teaching the Teachers Workshop
In cooperation with An-Najah University Medical School, IMET200-PAL conducted another Teaching the Teachers workshop for those involved in basic medical sciences and clinical teaching at the Medicine and Nursing Schools at An-Najah University. This workshop focused on training and providing participants with the necessary concepts and skills to develop strong teaching skills, be able to deliver interactive small and large group teaching sessions and give effective feedback. Dr. Malik Zaben our CEO and lecturer in Neurosurgery at Cardiff University, UK led the workshop.
Research Methodology Workshop
IMET 2000-PAL organized the eighth workshop in Medical Research Methodology and Clinical Audit. This workshop was conducted by our CEO, Dr. Malik Zaben (Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery, Cardiff University, UK). This workshop is part of our continuing medical education (CME) program in Palestine. It explores key concepts that underpin evidence-based medicine whilst providing tools to plan, undertake and analyse clinical research and audit.
IMET2000 Team Visit Jasmine Society for Children with Developmental Disabilities
December 23, 2019
Our CEO Dr Malik Zaben and his assistant Miss Alia Taradeh visited the Jasmine Charitable Society. During his visit, Dr Malik learned about the different services and activities provided by the Society. He also visited the different facilities and talked to the children. In his meeting with the Executive Board of the Society. Dr Zaben expressed his gratitude to all members of staff for what they do and has pledged some more funding towards the development of the services provided by the society.
IMET2000 Participated in Celebrating the Founder Dean of Al-Quds Medical School
December 22, 2019
IMET2000 represented by it's CEO Dr Zaben in collaboration with Al- Quds University president office and the School of Medicine Deanship celebrated the first dean and the founder of Al-Quds Medical School Dr Nael Shihabi. In his speech, Dr Zaben recalled the key role for Dr Shihabi played in establishing the first medical school in Palestine.
This participation comes as part of our recognition of Palestinian champions in medical education.
Strategic Meeting between IMET2000-PAL Team and The President of Palestinian Medical Council and The Chairman of Palestinian Medical Association
December 22, 2019
Our IMET2000 key members of staff alongside Dr Amin Thalji president of Palestinian medical council and Dr Shawqi Sabha Chairman of president of medical association welcomed two keynote speaker guests Dr Jamal Saleh from Al-Bahrin and Dr Abdallah Al- Harthy from Oman. In this welcome dinner/meeting the round table discussions went on to cover future collaboration, venues and means of promoting continuing medical education Palestine. We are in the process of formulating proposals to follow on this meeting. We are very grateful for our guests for their support and for Drs Thalji &Sabha for joining us on the evening.
Launch of Palestine ATLS Chapter
We are very pleased to announce to our friends and supporters the launch of Palestine ATLS chapter in cooperation with the Palestinian Society of Surgeons. This launch was marked by organizing our first training at the Specialties Hospital in Amman-Jordan. Ten candidate-doctors from different hospitals in Palestine have signed up for the course. Our Palestinian ATLS instructors have successfully run the training over the course of three days. This was conducted under the supervision of ATLS international committee led by the chairman of ATLS Jordan Chapter, Dr. Mahmoud Odat. Now that this stage has been completed, we are to conduct our next ATLS training in February 2020.
Our Psychiatry Trainees Meet with IMET2000 CEO
December 19, 2019
Our CEO Dr Malik Zaben met our psychiatry residents training in Jordan; Dr Yaser AlShaer, Dr Amal Abo Obada and Dr Omar Al Ashhab.
Dr Zaben listened to the latest development in their training, the concerns they have and future directions. Dr Zaben was very pleased with their achievements and congratulated them on that. We in IMET2000 are looking forward to increase the number of residents in the near future, and for this group completion of training and return to Palestine to serve our local community.
Rawan Association Donation
Following the series of activities and programs for children with disabilities in Palestine,
IMET2000-PAL supported Rawan association for child development to equip three resource rooms in different governmental schools in Jerusalem/Ramallah area. IMET2000-PAL will also be covering the cost of treatment for 10 children with autism spectrum disorders and learning difficulties. This grant aims to provide more services to children who have difficulty accessing these services, as there are about 700 children troubled with these conditions in Palestine.
Art Therapy for Children with Cancer
In line with the strategies of IMET2000 and our interest in mental health for children, we conducted three art therapy sessions as part of our series of art therapy program in cooperation with An-Najah University Hospital focusing on children undergoing treatment for cancer. The total number of children attending was twelve. The sessions were as follows:
The first and second sessions were held on 10/12/2019 and 17/12/2019; activities included light warm-up exercises, breathing exercises, free artistic activities and playing with clay.
The second session focused on children with psychological depression. One of the children in this group is a 10-year-old girl who was noted depressed and isolated. She enjoyed the session and interacted with the colors and began drawing, and her parents were very pleased to see that and thanked theIMET2000-Pal for this program.
The third session was also held on 25/12/2019 and was attended by 7 cancer patients. The sleeves of their shirts were decorated with comic cartoon characters in order to break the usual daily routine of encountering doctors and their intimidating masks. The children made their wishes for a happy New Year by drawing a group of paintings.
Basic Life Support Workshop
December 5, 2019
IMET2000-PAL organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses.
The workshop was attended by 10 nurses from Rafdia governmental hospital, Selfie Governmental Hospital, Watani governmental Hospital and Qalqilia governmental hospital at Rafidia Governmental Hospital-Nablus. This workshop was led by instructor Mr. Farid Abu Liel (American Heart Association “AHA”).
Our fellows continue to prosper in mental health training and other health science fields:
Mr Sajed Ghawadra (Qabatya) completes successfully the 1styear of his PhD in mental health nursing Congratulations..!
Mr Hadi Rabee’ utilised a travel bursary from IMET2000-Pal to attend an international conference in Spain, which focuses on introducing new updates on the management of a number of dermatological diseases.
Dr Salah Itmaiza utilised a travel bursary to attend The European emergency medicine congress in Prague, organized by the EUSEM. The meeting focus was on the use of ultrasound in emergency setting, toxicology and trauma.
IMET2000 organized three (BLS) for Physicians and Nurses
October 6th, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians XI. The workshop was attended by 9 physicians from different governmental and private hospitals at American Arab University in Al-Ryihan .This workshop was led by Instructor Mr.Ahmad Hodrob (American Heart Association “AHA”).
September 28th, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with JUZOOR for Health & Social Development, organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians. The workshop was attended by 12 doctors from west bank at JUZOOR for health & social development center in Ramallah. This workshop was led by Instructors Dr. Aref Omar and Mrs. Taher Wardeh (American Heart Association “AHA”).
September 25th, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses. 9 nurses attended the workshop from west bank governmental hospitals at American Arab University in Jenin. Mr.Fayez Ghannam (American Heart Association “AHA”) led this workshop.
A Member of our Board of Trustees Working Visit to Palestine
In collaboration with the International Medical Education Trust (IMET 2000), Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar (consultant forensic psychiatrist) has delivered training workshops to professionals at Jasmine Charitable Society (JCS) in Ramallah, Palestine between 28th September and 1st October 2019. The workshops focused on building professional capacity of staff working in JCS as well as familiarising them with concepts of neurodevelopmental and other mental disorders. The sessions were attended by different disciplines including nursing, medical, occupational therapists, psychologists, teachers and other specialists.
Dr Hasanen said "I have witnessed the interpersonal relationships with children and their families, and I was amazed by how safe the therapeutic environment was and how the friendly and familial such interactions were. Staff paid a considerable amount of time and effort in supporting children, some with very challenging pathological presentations. I was glad to witness how these vulnerable children looked extremely happy when they played and interacted with staff.”
Our fellows continue to prosper in mental health and other health science fields:
Dr Amal Abu Obada (Gaza) completes successfully her 3rd year in mental health training-
Dr Omar Al Ashhab (Ramallah) starts his 2nd year of training upon successful completion of the 1st year.
Very well done!
Dr. Ehab Balawifrom (Gaza) successfully starts his training in Neurosurgery in China upon completion of the 1st probationary year successfully. Well done..!
Mohammad Al Butmaa travel bursary to attend an international conference in Spain, which focuses on lung cancer and new diagnostic methods for the disease!
Dr. Yasser Ashaerfrom (Gaza) successfully completes 5-yr training in psychiatry training- Congratulations..!
Ms. Ibtisam Dweikat (Hebron) with a scholarship from IMET2000 continues her PhD in maternal health and midwifery. All the best!
Advanced Trauma Life Support Progress
September 30, 2019
IMET2000-PAL organised the Advanced Life Support (ATLS) 10th Edition Instructors Update Course. The workshop was attended by 9 instructors. Dr. Mahmoud Odat/Chair Jordan ATLS Chapter led this workshop. We are looking forward for running this course on October 18th- 20th2019 in the presence of international experts.
Art Therapy for Children with Cancer
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah National University Hospital organized two activities in art therapy this month for children undergoing treatment for cancer. Nine children attended the event. Through this scheme we aim to achieve multiple benefits which include, but not limited to: (1) control anger, (2) enhancing their mental health, (3) providing healthier, more positive body images, as well as support in safely expressing difficult emotions, and most importantly (4) increasing self-esteem and improving the children’s mood as they are undergoing treatment. The two activities took place on the 7th and 16th of Sep with Six children attending the first and three attending the second. The first session included a wide range of psychological art activities on interpretation of facial expressions, breathing exercises and coloring to help introduce children to new ways to control nervous emotions in an appropriate manner. The second treatment session included analytical exercises for the character through drawing to explore the psychological feelings of children especially those suffering from isolation. During the session the children drew a number of paintings with the help and support of Ms. Hadeel Alawneh, our art therapist.
Pal Music UK Project in Gaza and West Bank
IMET 2000 has decided to make a substantial grant to our partner organisation Pal Music UK to support the Long Distance Digital Learning for Palestine project which builds on the successful pilot run in the Gaza Music School (GMS) over the last year in collaboration with the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (ESNCM) and the Trinity Laban College of Music in London. In that pilot (badged as LDDL Gaza), digital and audio-visual technologies were devised and used to bring expert teaching from Trinity Laban and other universities and conservatories across the UK, enabling remote learning for Palestinian students and providing mentoring and skills development for GMS teachers over the long-term. In the photo a young GMS student is learning the Qanun which is a beautiful Arabic instrument vaguely similar in sound output to a Viennese zither and Indian sitar combined!
British Council Memorial Celebration for Chris McConville in Jerusalem
On October 21st,2019, the British Council in East Jerusalem has arranged an event in their gardens for the many friends and colleagues of Chris McConville to come together to celebrate his long life and decades of support for the Palestinian people together with his devoted wife Molly. Sadly, Chris died on February 1st in Whittington Hospital after a long battle with pulmonary problems and finally cardiothoracic failure He was nearly 85.
Colin Green first met Chris in East Jerusalem during the first intifada in about 1988 when Colin was sent out by Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) to explore the possibility of setting up the first Palestinian Medical School with MAP financial support. Chris was at the time Director of the British Council in East Jerusalem and together with Molly thrust Colin into the reality of the occupation by arranging numerous hospital and refugee camp visits for him. We all owe him a great deal. So do many Palestinians. He was a one-off and an unusual man who was completely without artifice, sought no self-promotion and, unlike so many in other such organisations, was not only highly intelligent but had an incredibly flexible mind. What we valued most was his total honesty and total integrity. We have worked together on Palestinian affairs most amiably ever since first in MAP, then in helping set up the Al Quds Medical School as a Trustee of the Foundation for Al Quds Medical School (FQMS) and then until he died a loyal supporter of the International Medical Education Trust (IMET2000). Ever since 1988, we found in him the wisest of councils. He was a great guy and loyal to a fault in supporting us when under fire from Palestinians who did not agree with our ideas or methods. As he started life as a driver in the BC and then was spotted and rose up through the ranks to be Director in Jerusalem that told us a lot about the BC and its internal workings to promote people of merit not just in the usual British way with snobbery or old school tie connections intervening along the way! He was a breath of fresh air…..and in love like his wife Molly with Palestine. British Council is proud of his huge contribution to the organisation and the Council culture and to Palestine as are all of us in IMET2000 privileged to have known him.
Advanced Trauma Life Support on Its Way
IMET2000-PAL organized a meeting for our Palestinian ATLS trainers in Palestine Red Crescent Society. This meeting was an excellent opportunity for the trainers to exchange ideas on how to run the first upcoming ATLS training in Palestine. The trainers have also allocated and practiced the topics they will be teaching in the course. The feedback was constructive. We are looking forward for running this course on October 18 th -20 th ,2019in the presence of international experts.
AO Trauma Basic Principles and Fractures Treatment Course for Five Nurses
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with Al-Najah National University Hospital, supported five nurses to participate and attend a training course on the basic principles of how to manage patients with traumatic injuries. This training took place on June 20th, 2019, for three days at the Palestinian Red Crescent Centre and attended by doctors and nurses from all over the country. The course covered many scientific topics that were divided into two main categories: (i) practical section and (ii) the theoretical section. The course focused on the basic principles of orthopaedic techniques, and methods of dealing with trauma and fractures through training in small groups guided by international and national colleges.The feedback on the course was excellent and perceived to have increased participants ‘knowledge in trauma and fractures management. This in line with our strategy to enhance trauma training in Palestine to help doctors and nurses cope with the increasing numbers of traumatic injuries. IMET2000-Pal is hoping to complement this training with the very soon upcoming training for doctors in Advanced Trauma and Life Support.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians X
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University in Jenin organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians X. The workshop was attended by 10 physicians from different governmental and private hospitals and was
held at the American Arab University in Al-Ryihan. This workshop was led by instructor Mr. Ahmad Hodrob (American Heart Association“AHA”).
Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) Training for Nurses-Session 29
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University in Jenin organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses. The workshop was attended by 9 nurses from the Arab American University (AAU) headquarters in Al-Rayhan neighborhood in Abu-Qash, Ramallah. This workshop was led by instructor Mr. Ahmad Hodrob (American Heart Association “AHA”).
Basic Life Support (BLS) Workshop for Physicians
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University in Jenin organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support(BLS) for Physicians VIII. The workshop was attended by 10 physicians from Jenin governmental hospital and took place at the American Arab University in Jenin. This workshop was led by instructor Mr. Fayez Ghannam (American Heart Association “AHA”).
The Child Accelerated Trauma Treatment Project in Gaza
The CATT project we are actively supporting in Gaza is going extremely well and our two CATT trained psychologists, Mohammed El Sharef and Haitham Shamia report good progress since July when the project started in earnest. This is a 6-month feasibility study to test the effectiveness of this treatment and if as hoped is successful it will be a big ongoing project for IMET in collaboration with our friends in Firefly International and Action for Child Trauma International (ACT).
Therapy for Children with Cancer
July 29, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah Hospital organized three activities in art therapy this month for children under going treatment for cancer. Through this scheme we aim to achieve multiple benefits which extend to involve, but are not limited to (1) reduction in treatment associated stress, (2) increase sense of self-awareness, (3) improvement in communication with the treating staff, (4) providing a healthier, more positive body image as well as safe expression of difficult emotions and most importantly,(5) increase self-esteem and improvement in children mood as they are going through treatment. The first activity was on July the 9th 2019.
Six children benefited from this session which included a wide range of psychological activities. A second treatment session was also organised on the 16th July, 2019. This was attended by 4 children and included a watercolour colouring exercise for fingers and hand muscles, which left a positive impression on both boys and girls and aimed to increase their self-confidence. The third activity was on the 28th of July was attended by 4 children.This session included an activity to break the fear from treatment through cooperation with the Department of Paediatric Nursing to develop their mental thinking and communication between children and the hospital staff. The children drew a number of paintings with help from a volunteer nurse Ms.Maryam Halabouni and Ms. Hadeel Alawneh our art therapist.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Workshop for Physicians
July 21, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians VII. The workshop was attended by 20 physicians from different hospitals in the West Bank at American Arab University in Al-Riyhan. This workshop was led by Mr. Ahmad Hudrob and Mr. Hisham Zahrab (American Heart Association“AHA”) Instructors.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Workshop for Nurses (Critical Care)
July 10, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with Palestinian Nursing and Midwifery Association-Bethlehem branch organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses. It is designed for critical care nurses, who are working in the emergency, medical, and critical departments. The workshop was attended by 8 nurses from governmental and private hospitals in Bethlehem. This workshop was led by Mr. Ayman Anaya instructor from (American Heart Association “AHA”- American Arab University- Jenin).
Basic Life Support (BLS) Workshop for Nurses in Mental Health Services
July 2, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with Ministry of Health (MoH) and American Arab University-Jenin organised the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) Training for Mental Health Nurses Session II. The workshop was attended by 10 Nurses from Mental Health Hospital/Bethlehem and Beit-Jala Governmental Hospital. This workshop was led by Mr. Ahmad Hudrob (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructor.
Critical Care Nurse Training, Advanced ECG Interpretation Workshop
June 27th, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah National University Hospital and Ministry of Health organised the Critical Care Nurse Training: Advanced Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation. The workshop was attended by more than 32 nurses from the governmental hospitals and An-Najah National University Hospital at Nablus. This workshop was led by Mr.Awni Yahya, RN, BSN-Clinical Critical Instructor.
Basic Life Support Workshops
June 23, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized two Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians. The first workshop was in June 23rd, 2019 and attended by 10physicians from Beit-JalaHospital and the second one was in the 30th of the same month, the workshop was attended by 10 physicians from Tulkarem Hospital at American Arab University in Al-Riyhan. These workshops were led by Mr.Ahmad Hudrob (American HeartAssociation “AHA”) Instructor.
IMET2000-Pal Signed up a Memorandum of Understanding
June 20, 2019
IMET2000-Pal signed up a memorandum of understanding with Jasmine Society Representative of IMET2000-Pal Mr Fadi Zaben, the Chairman of Jasmine Charitable Society Mr Omar Amin, signed up a memorandum of understanding for future collaboration. The parties are looking forward to working together towards empowering Jasmine Charitable Society members of staff with training courses to deal with children with learning difficulties. On the other hand, IMET2000 will be supporting twenty children in their treatment for one year.
Art Therapy for Kids with Cancer
June 16, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah National University Hospital organized three activities in art therapy this month for children with cancer. The first activity on the 16 of June , 2019 was for children with cancer and chronic diseases. This unique program provides children with a safe space to heal and gives them a voice to express and share stories. On 23 of the same month a second activity was held. And on 30th of June the third activity. It included a free drawing by watercolour, which each child can choose his/her own colour and that will reflect his/her feelings. In addition, the children’s passion to play and draw was obvious in colours world. In these sessions, we used art therapy to help those children and their families explore and express difficult thoughts and feeling. In this program, we are hoping to help these children cope with some of the cancer symptoms and its treatment. The workshops included a therapeutic story to develop children's imagination and perception and a drawing diagnostic test and scratch drawing. These activities help the children with cancer to express buried emotions, give a feeling of self-confidence and freedom, and it helps cope with grief, fear, anxiety and depression. Approximately 9 children attended each activity. Ms. Hadeel Alawneh, art therapist, led the activities.
IMET2000-Pal signed up a memorandum of understanding with Sanad Society.
Representative of IMET2000 in Palestine Mr. Fadi Zaben, and the Executive Director of Sanad Society Mrs. Dina Jawhari, signed a memorandum of understanding for future collaboration. The parties are looking forward to working together towards empowering Sanad’s society members of staff with training courses to deal with children with learning difficulties.
Practical Guidelines for Infection Control in Health Care Facilities Workshop
May 6, 2019
May 02, 2019; IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University – Al-Qubeiba branch, organized the Infection Prevention and Control Training for Primary Health Care Nurses: “Practical Guidelines for Infection Control in Health Care Facilities”. It is designed for Primary health care nurses, who are working in primary health care clinics and departments. The workshop was attended by more than 50 nurses and nursing students.
Art Therapy for Kids with Cancer
May 4, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah National University Hospital organized three activities in art therapy this month for children with cancer. The first activity on the 4th of May, 2019 was for children with cancer and chronic diseases. This unique program provids children with a safe space to heal and gives them a voice to express and share stories. On 15th of the same month a second activity was held. And on 25th of May the third activity. It included free drawing with watercolours, using colour to represent mood, a feeling, or a troubling event. For instance, it can help a patient express those deeper emotions and challenges. Colours can be used as a starting point for discussing difficult topics. The workshops included a therapeutic story to develop children's imagination and perception and a drawing diagnostic test and scratch drawing. These activities help the children with cancer to express buried emotions, give a feeling of self-confidence and freedom, and it helps cope with grief, fear, anxiety and depression. Approximately 6 children attended each activity. Ms. Hadeel Alawneh, art therapist, led the activities.
PhD Scholarship in Nursing Psychiatry
As a part of its programs in developing the health sector, Mr. Sajed Ghawadreh was granted a scholarship by IMET 2000 to study a PhD in nursing psychiatry and psychology at the University of Malaya, Malaysia.
See our activities for April 2019
Our team in Palestine continues delivering wonderful stuff. For more details see our last month video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f9ad6I5HyQpdBcV1Zi4gGRme1aC1PKja/view
Also for more information feel free to download our April Newsletter from the link below
Meeting with Jasmine Charitable Society
IMET2000-Pal Representative Mr. Fadi Zaben and Dr. Mohammad Obeidallah had a meeting with the CEO of Jasmine Charitable Society Mr. Omar Amin, and the Executive Director Mrs. Wafa Alshikh, to discuss opportunities to collaborate in the future, and an IMET2000 scholarship for help in the treatment of 20 children with learning difficulties.
Travel Bursary Award for Physicians
March 29, 2019
IMET2000-Pal sponsored Dr. Isra’ Jaffal to participate in the 23th Pan Arab Conference on Diabetes PACD23, Marrakesh, Morocco. Her visit lasted for three days from the 29thof March until the 31 of March 2019.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses
March 27th, 2019
On March 27th, 2019; in a collaboration between IMET2000-Pal, The Ministry of Health, and Arab American University-Jenin, we organized a Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses from governmental hospitals in Rafeedia Hospital, Salfeet Hospital, and Al-Watani Hospital. The workshop was attended by 10 nurses at Rafeedia Hospital in Nablus and this workshop was led by Mr. Ahmad Hudrob (American Heart Association“ AHA”).
Travel Bursary Award for Medical Students
March 21, 2019
March, 21th – 23th, 2019, IMET2000-PAL once again stands for youth, supporting them to improve their own career. IMET2000 supported Mr. Omar Abu Shamma and Mr. Yazan Abed to attend the 3rd Middle East Cystic Fibrosis Conference "MECFC 2019", which held in Istanbul, Turkey. Both of them expressed their feeling in gaining new skills and the exposure to a different experience.
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah National University Hospital and Ministry of Health organized the Critical Care Nurse Training: Overview of Mechanical Ventilator Support and Management. This training is designed to provide nurses with an overview of mechanical ventilators from a Nursing Perspective: basic theory and principles of mechanical ventilators, different modes and settings, complications, troubleshooting and supportive care. The workshop was attended by 30 nurses from governmental hospitals and from An-Najah National University Hospital in Nablus. This workshop was led by Dr. Muhammad H. Ibrahim.
March 17th, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with Beit-Jala Governmental Hospital and Arab American University-Jenin organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians. The workshop was attended by 10 physicians at the Arab American University in Al-Reyhan. This workshop was led by Mr.Ahmad Hudrob (American Heart Association “AHA” Instructor).
John Beavis obituary
Trauma surgeon who devoted his 25-year retirement to treating victims in conflict zones, from Bosnia to Gaza, and training local physicians