Delivering Emergency Pediatric Care in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Challenge

In the occupied Palestinian territories, 2.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and face daily challenges. This community has extremely limited cancer facilities and pediatric intensive care services. Border crossings to receive care are often delayed or rejected limiting children’s access to care.

Where We Started

David Mills, MD, a Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellow from Boston Children’s Hospital, is leading a partnership with the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund and local nursing and physician leaders to provide training in early detection and management of clinical decline, as well as resuscitation techniques.

Our Impact

To train and mentor local partners, Dr. Mills has joined forces with Michelle Niescierenko, MD, MPH, Director of the Global Health Program, and Alexis Schmid, DNP, RN, Global Health Program Maggie Ryan Fellow, a pediatric nurse practitioner certified in primary, emergency and acute care. Together, they are improving pediatric emergency care in the occupied Palestinian territories using best practice, evidence-based strategies.

You Can Make a Difference

With your support, we can train more nurses, doctors and frontline health care staff in emergency, trauma and resuscitation care to improve outcomes and save lives.