Volunteer - ServePalestine

Palestine’s healthcare needs continue to lag due to limited public healthcare capacity and ongoing intermittent conflict in the region. Among the most critical of needs is surgery. Due to shortage of qualified and experienced surgeons and lack of supplies, essential surgical procedures for Palestinians of all ages, from newborn to adult, remain a dire need.
IMANA’s presence over the years has helped in addressing these healthcare concerns to improve quality of care for Palestinians. We work in partnership with the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) in the West Bank since 2018 to provide regular surgical missions. Our surgical teams focus in the areas of pediatric surgery, complex hand surgery, reconstructive surgery, vascular surgery, and orthopedics.

Volunteer Opportunities

ServePalestine

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ServePalestine Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a visa to travel to Palestine?

US and Canadian passport holders do not need a visa prior to travel to Palestine. It is issued on arrival at the airport in Tel Aviv in the form of a separate document and will not be stamped on your passport. However, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the travel date.
Team members of other countries have to make their own arrangements for visa, depending upon their nationality. It may be similar to or different than for US and Canadian nationals. IMANA can provide an introduction letter if needed.

What are the types of expenses involved for this mission?

Volunteers only pay for their air tickets to and from Tel Aviv. IMR arranges the rest – food, transportation, and accommodation.

What are the arrangements for arrival, accommodation, food and local transportation?

Team members are received and dropped at Tel Aviv airport by a representative of our local partners. Stay is arranged at a decent hotel close to the hospital, and suitable transportation arrangements are made for the daily trips there.
Breakfast is included with your hotel stay, and there will be on-site lunch/snacks during clinic hours. Dinner is open and volunteer responsibility; there are several restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel.

Where is the mission conducted?

It is at one of the hospitals in West Bank, either in Nablus or Tulkaram, which have appropriate logistics and technical arrangements depending on the nature of surgeries to be undertaken. These hospitals have been evaluated and approved by IMANA beforehand.

What is the clinic schedule?

The first Saturday will be utilized for pre-op screening of patients. The mission work will be done from Sunday to Thursday daily from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, approximately. Friday will be check-out day.

What about patients requiring follow up care. How is this taken care of since we are only there for one week?

Cases requiring post-operative and follow up care are looked after by the surgeons and physicians at the hospital.

How are language barriers addressed? Will there be translators?

Translators are arranged, who are mostly local medical students.

Have a question? Get in touch.

Preferred Method of Contact

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Locations:

Virginia: 9681 Main Street, Suite B, Fairfax, VA 22031

Phone:

630-932-0000

Fax:

630-932-0005

Email:

[email protected]

IMANA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to IMANA and IMANA Medical Relief are tax exempt. Tax ID: #36-4166125

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