Palestine Health Rebuilding Initiative

Responsible Party and Year Completed: Gaza Health Rebuilding Initiative, AHG, in progress

Link: TBC

Status: In Progress

Contact: Dr. Omar Lattouf (Gaza Health Rebuilding Initiative) –; Mohammed Abukhaizaran (AHG) –

Short term priorities:

  • Maintain essential health interventions through alternative delivery models, such as mobile clinics and telemedicine, to ensure continuity of care.
  • Leverage technology and flexible service delivery methods to address immediate healthcare needs amidst ongoing conflict challenges.
  • Identify and prioritize immediate-impact areas for health service scale-up, aligning with Gaza’s most pressing health needs and capabilities.
  • Begin critical appraisal and prioritization of healthcare infrastructure development to lay the groundwork for comprehensive system rebuilding.
  • Conduct meetings with key stakeholders, including international partners and local communities, to gather support and address concerns related to health system rebuilding.

Long term priorities:

  • Execute comprehensive reconstruction of Gaza’s healthcare infrastructure, aligning with WHO standards and addressing local needs.
  • Enhance accessibility and quality of healthcare services, covering both physical and mental health.
  • Strengthen healthcare workforce through recruitment, training, and retention strategies.
  • Ensure reliable access to medical supplies and equipment, potentially developing local production.
  • Improve health data management and research capabilities for informed decision-making.
  • Develop local funding mechanisms and governance structures for sustainable health service provision.
  • Promote intersectoral collaboration to address broader social determinants of health.

Immediate Priorities / Proposed Next Steps:

  • Conduct critical evaluations of healthcare facilities to prioritize rebuilding efforts based on immediate impacts and needs.
  • Establish a task force for damage assessment, health system planning, and mobilization of resources for immediate needs.
  • Protect and maintain current health services using alternative delivery models to ensure continuous care.
  • Scale up healthcare services in critical areas, focusing on the most urgent health needs of the population.
  • Develop a detailed plan for the full reconstruction of the healthcare system, including infrastructure, workforce, and supply chains.
  • Form strategic alliances and advocacy initiatives to enhance international support and resource mobilization for the health sector’s rebuilding.