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 is used both at Al-Makassed Charitable Hospital in East Jerusalem and at Shifa Hospital in Gaza.

NORWAC’s goals

  • Contribute to MOH’s ability to deliver critical health services in Gaza.
  • Contribute to the development of local health staff competence and preparedness for emergencies.


  • Oxygen Generators Gaza and West Bank
  • Spare Parts for medical equipment at Al-Shifa
  • Medicines and medical disposables to Gaza
  • Surgical and sterilization equipment to Al-Shifa Hospital
  • Surgical skills in gynaecological endoscopic surgery at Al-Shifa
  • Limb Reconstruction Unit Al-Shifa
  • Safe Childbirth Protocols Al-Shifa and Al-Harazin
  • Neo-natal care education
  • Pain Management
  • Emergency Health traning
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