NORWAC has since 1994 worked in Palestine, with health institutions and strengthening local educational institutions. Through its work, NORWAC has established a long-term cooperation with the Palestinian healthcare providers to promote predictability, ensure mutual trust and create lasting results.
The emphasis is on utilizing local expertise and resources. However, upon request from the Palestinians, Norwegian health personnel are dispatched to consult and work together with local staff. NORWAC has entered an institutional cooperation agreement with Oslo University Hospital (OUS). The agreement ensures access to highly qualified medical and technical experise, which has been used both at Al-Makassed Charitable Hospital in East Jerusalem and at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza.