WORDS OF SUPPORT ARE NO LONGER ENOUGH
COVID-19 has ravaged communities worldwide. Many have yet to recover and now the second wave is not far away.
In late April, Project Rozana Chair, Ron Finkel AM, was approached by Dr Riyad al-Maliki the Palestinian Foreign Minister to assist with sourcing vitally-needed ICU-invasive ventilators for hospitals in the West Bank and Gaza.
With the strong support of the World Health Organization (WHO), the backing of the Government of Israel and with the active support of the Australian Government, we were able to source and deliver a consignment of 20 ventilators. This was no mean feat given the scarcity and exorbitant cost of ICU-invasive ventilators on the open market.
With the delivery, we made good on the first part of our commitment to the Palestinian Authority to equip, train and assist the Palestinian health network to be COVID-19 ICU-ready.
See Dr Maliki speaking at the handover event in Ramallah. The whole proceeding was broadcast live on Palestine TV and has since been seen internationally.
And here is a great piece broadcast on Australian public broadcaster, SBS Television.
Our goal is to raise US$800,000 globally to fund the needed equipment and cover the cost of training in Israel to ensure that Palestinian health professionals are trained in its use.
An increasing number of high-profile individuals have thrown their support behind this critically-needed initiative.
Hear from some of our Ambassadors:
Football commentator and former international soccer player Craig Foster…
Refugee and social justice advocate and community leader Rev Tim Costello AO…
One of Australia’s leading academic neurosurgeons Major-General (ret) Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM OBE…
Sydney Muslim community leader and Project Rozana Australia Director, Dr Jamal Rifi AM…
The message from the Palestinian Authority through its Foreign Minister rings loud…
The lives of many vulnerable Palestinians will be at risk if Palestinian health professionals do not receive clinical training in the proper use of this vital equipment.
Please partner with Project Rozana to protect vulnerable Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
With your help, Project Rozana will fully outfit up to five COVID-19 ready ICU facilities in the West Bank and Gaza.
And Palestinian ICU-based health professionals will receive training in Israel to use the COVID-19 ICU-invasive ventilators.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made Project Rozana’s mission of building better understanding between Israelis and Palestinians through health more relevant than ever before.
Words of support are no longer enough. Only action will save lives!
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