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Enhancing healthcare services for Palestinian patients in East Jerusalem

With funding from the government of Japan, a newly rehabilitated pharmacy at the Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem reopens following extensive upgrades.

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Known as a key institution providing vital cancer treatment, the Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH), serves thousands of Palestinian patients each year.

”In the face of intensified hostilities and political situation, the health sector in Palestine is facing significant challenges, affecting the daily lives of Palestinians,” said Yoichi Nakashima, Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine at the inauguration ceremony.

“With shortages in critical medical supplies and constraints in adequate space for vital healthcare services, the renovation of the AVH pharmacy is a crucial step,” he added.

This critical initiative addresses the urgent need to enhance the quality of care for those undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments. The upgrade includes a rehabilitated facility to prepare chemotherapy and biological treatments, ensuring these processes adhere to stringent international sterile standards.

This project aims to enhance access to essential healthcare services in East Jerusalem hospitals, striving to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people.

Yoichi Nakashima - Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan

This project underscores the commitment of the government of Japan and UNOPS to support quality health services, and affirms their dedication to the well-being and development of the Palestinian people.

“We are enormously grateful to the government of Japan for this partnership to support the renovation of the Augusta Victoria Hospital pharmacy,” said Director of the UNOPS Jerusalem Office Olivia Tecosky.

“Together, we are ensuring that the hospital can continue to offer top-tier medical services and meet the urgent health needs of the Palestinian community,” she added.

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