NEWSLETTER APRIL/MAY 2018
JOLLY GOOD FELLOWS
The first two Palestinian fellowships sponsored by Project Rozana USA were awarded in March this year. Their purpose is to encourage Palestinian physicians to continue their training in a needed sub–speciality at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem and Tel Hashomer–Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv. Each fellowship is worth US $20,000.
The first recipient is Dr Mohammed Majed Rabee Skafi from Hebron, who will be working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Hadassah. And secondly, Dr Majed Dabur from Ramallah will be doing her residency in anaesthesiology at Sheba.
Ken Bob, Chair of Project Rozana USA., says…
“Funding these fellowships is a key element of Project Rozana’s mantra of… Train local, stay local. Returning to West Bank hospitals, they will help strengthen Palestinian healthcare capacity while having Israeli colleagues with whom they can cooperate in the future.”
Ron Finkel AM, Chair of Project Rozana International, says…
“Encouraging Palestinian health workers to leverage Israeli medical expertise for the benefit of their community is one of the foundational pillars of the organization. There is no better way to achieve this than with a fellowship program. Project Rozana fellowships are offered via a tender process, so we know that the doctors are committed to developing their skills in areas that are needed in the Palestinian healthcare system.”