Launching Two Programs in the Health Sector to Train Nurses and Intern Doctors in Palestine

Under the patronage of Her Excellency the Palestinian Minister of Health, Dr. Mai Alkaila, and under the umbrella of the Palestinian MOH, Education for Employment - Palestine (EFE-Palestine) and Juzoor for Health and Social Development launched two training programs for future cadres in the Palestinian health sector. One of the programs is in nursing and the other is for intern doctors in Palestine, in partnership with "Finance for Jobs (F4J)".

The first project aims to prepare nursing graduates for the labor market. The training consists of two components. The first component is Workplace Readiness, which will train participants on professional ethics, communication with colleagues, building self- confidence, teamwork, and other basic skills. The second component of the training will be Technical Nursing Training, which includes topics like Basic Life Support, communication between professionals and patients, professional ethics, patient’s and family's rights, the reduction and prevention of diseases, and quality of health services.

The training will be followed by an internship for a period of three months. Then, EFE-Palestine will help in recruiting these graduates in cooperation with hospitals, health centers, and accredited medical centers.

The second project is implemented in partnership with the Palestinian Medical Council and the Palestinian Medical Syndicate. This project aims to train intern doctors who did not pass the Palestinian Medical Concession exam. As this will advance their knowledge and skills to meet the national medical system, and exceed the vocational challenges of the national medical system.

Different topics where discussed between the partners in regards of implementing the two projects. Her Excellency the Palestinian Minister of Health, Dr. Mai Alkaila, appreciated the efforts of the partners and praised the two programs for their impact on improving the quality of health services in Palestine. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the partner organizations, including Dr. Umayya Al-Khammash representing Juzoor for Health and Social Development, His Excellency Eng. Mazen Sinokrot - Chairman of Board of Directors of EFE-Palestine, Dr. Saro Nakashian - CEO of EFE-Palestine, Dr. Amin Thalaji - Chairman of the Palestinian Medical Council, Dr. Shawky Subha - head of the Palestinian Doctors Association, Mr. Jalil Hazboun - CEO of Finance for Jobs Consulting Services, Dr. Abdel Salam Abu Libdeh and Dr. Rand Ashkelon.

Finance for Jobs Consulting Services (F4J) is the implementer organization of the development impact program for employing youth in Palestine, funded by four investors: Palestine Investment Fund (PIF), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, and Invest Palestine through the Chilean-Palestinian Diaspora Investment Fund, "Semilla de Olivo."

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