NORWAC has since 1994 worked with the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH) to develop their public health institutions and strengthening local educational institutions. Through its work, NORWAC has established a long-term cooperation with the MoH and 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.

NORWAC’s goals

  • Contribute to MoH’s ability to deliver critical health services in Gaza.
  • Contribute to strengthen and develop local health staff capability.

Projects in Palestine:

  • Oxygen support to Gaza
  • Al-Shifa Spare Parts
  • Medicines and medical disposables to Gaza
  • Sterilization equipment to Al-Shifa Hospital
  • Improving Mental Health in Gaza
  • Safe Childbirth Protocols Al-Shifa, Al-Harazin and Kemal Adwan
  • Pain Management Clinic