World Cancer Day 4th February | Spotlight on LWF’s Augusta Victoria Hospital

State-of-the-Art Cancer Care in the Occupied Territories

Amirah from Bethlehem, one of the many young people who has received treatment at AVH’s Cancer Care Center © LWF/DWS Jerusalem/K. Brown

Amirah from Bethlehem, one of the many young people who has received treatment at AVH’s Cancer Care Center © LWF/DWS Jerusalem/K. Brown

World Cancer Day 4th February | Spotlight on LWF’s Augusta Victoria Hospital

Cancer is the third leading cause of death in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The Cancer Care Center of the LWF-managed Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) is the only radiation oncology facility operating in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza, with state-of-the-art equipment such as a USD 4.9 million medical linear accelerator.

Each year, the hospital performs almost 10,000 sessions of radiation oncology and some 9,600 chemotherapy sessions.

AVH, part of the Middle East regional program of the LWF Department for World Service, provides services for Palestinian refugees in particular.

It plays a key role in defending the right of patients and humanitarian staff to access cancer treatment and other vital healthcare in Jerusalem and throughout Palestine.

Read more about the hospital and the people it serves:

http://www.lutheranworld.org/lwf/index.php/wrd2012-middle-east.html Augusta Victoria Offers Health Care and Hospitality

http://www.lutheranworld.org/lwf/index.php/avh-patients-dignity.html Jerusalem Health Institution Protects Patients’ Right to Human Dignity

http://www.lutheranworld.org/lwf/index.php/avh-iaea-okay.html  IAEA Gives LWF’s Augusta Victoria Hospital Green Light

The United Nations has designated 4 February as World Cancer Day to highlight continuing challenges in the struggle against cancer.

(text source – LWF  Communications Office, Geneva & LWF Jerusalem website)

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