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