With an under-resourced public healthcare sector and private medical services too expensive, chronic treatment is not reaching the poor, resulting in patients, in many instances, succumbing to their illnesses through an inability to function normally, disability or even death.
The Gift of the Givers healthcare project in Palestine serves the poor in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, with special priority being afforded to those worst affected by the humanitarian crisis. The organisation's health service offerings are co-ordinated and provided through local health organisations and the Department of Health. Gift of the Givers also has in place an agreement with the private sector for subsidised treatments.
Gift of the Givers response includes a poor patient fund and involvement in Khuzaa Clinic.