Donations have enabled NORWAC to support the upgrading and maintenance of the medical library at Shifa hospital in Gaza since 2009. Technical support and maintenance is done through a collaboration with the Norwegian Union of Librarians and the medical library at Oslo University Hospital (OUS). The medical library is appreciated by all health personnel. It enables them to remain professionally updated during the blockade, which isolates Palestinians from participation and further education abroad.
With support from NORWAC’s donors the library has become a modern medical library with access to medical databases and updated journals. The library project is a part of NORWAC’s overall aim for the Palestinian health sector, namely to increase Palestinian medical expertise through education and knowledge transfer.
Funds raised will be used entirely to sustain the medical library at Shifa Hospital – the largest and most important hospital in Gaza.