Medical Aid for Palestinians

Medical Aid For Palestinians

Medical Aid for Palestinians

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Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) is a British charity that offers medical services in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Lebanon and, advocates for the universal right to health."MAP's London HQ is responsible for fundraising and directing the regional teams work. It also is where MAP's events and advocacy work takes place." accessed May 27, 2009

Aim and history

Its stated aim is to meet the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people. Support for the organization originates from the British public, British Government, European Union and international aid organisations. It is run by a board of trustees headed by Mr Robin Kealy CMG – a former career diplomat, who was HM Ambassador in Tunis from 2002-2004 and Consul General in Jerusalem from 1997-2001. Its president is Lord Patten of Barnes who succeeded Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws in 2010.

Medical Aid for Palestinians was founded in 1984 by Major Derek Cooper and his wife, Mrs Pamela Cooper, in the wake of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon. Dr Swee Chai Ang FRCS is also a founding Trustee. They deliver basic health and medical care to Palestinian refugees and they strive to establish a permanent medical infrastructure in Palestinian communities by training health care practitioners, teaching medical vocational skills and addressing the requirements...
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