Training fellowships are a key aspect of Project Rozana’s mission to promote treatment of diseases in the Palestinian population and build its health capacity. This is through partnerships with Palestinian hospitals.
The medical fellowships fund young Palestinian clinicians from Palestinian hospitals, to train in Israel under highly qualified and experienced Israeli medical specialists. They learn a much needed sub-specialty, and bring their skills and knowledge back to their home hospital.
With recommendation of the Project Rozana Palestinian Medical Advisory Board, Project Rozana arranges the sub-specialty medical fellowships. The cost is $30,000 – $50,000 per annum, per fellowship.
Previous fellows, Dr Mohammed Majed Rabee Skafi from Hebron and Dr Majed Dabur from Ramallah have completed their two-year residencies in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, and in Anesthesiology at Sheba Hospital in Tel Aviv, respectively.
The 2019 Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Khadra Salami, senior pediatrician in hematological-oncology at Augusta Victoria Hospital, East Jerusalem.
Dr Salami (pictured below with a young patient) begins her two-year pediatric bone marrow transplantation specialization training at Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem.
She will take her expertise back to the children’s cancer ward at Augusta Victoria.