PERITONEAL DIALYSIS

An epidemic of diabetes in the Palestinian Territories leads to major renal failure and hospital-based dialysis.

Responding to this critical need, our three-year project (2019 – 2021) trained Palestinian health professionals for peritoneal dialysis in the West Bank. It was a program built to expand the professional skills of Israel health professionals and their Palestinian counterparts from Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem.

Led by Professor Adi Leiba through an agreement with Assuta Hospital in Ashdod, the training included medical teams from Augusta Victoria Hospital under Dr Nidal Saifi, Head of Nephrology.

The program participants from Augusta Victoria and Assuta Ashdod Hospitals celebrated at the graduation ceremony in August 2021.

Impact

Palestinian patients are already benefiting from the program, with an increasing number being treated by their caregivers at home and monitored by local hospitals. The success of this process exemplifies the essence of Project Rozana’s mission to build better understanding between Israeli and Palestinian health professionals.

Outcome

The training program has established a unique friendship between Palestinian and Israeli nephrologists who have jointly attended conferences and visited each other’s hospitals. This benefits professional and personal relationships.

Peritoneal dialysis can be administered at home and is suitable for patients with early stages of renal failure. This relieves pressure on existing hospital dialysis infrastructure. It improves quality of life, avoids multiple hospital visits and enables travel abroad.

Prof Adi Leiba and trainee doctors

Assuta Hospital doctors and staff with program participants

Peritoneal dialysis can liberate a patient. No more having to spend three days a week in hospital.

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