For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in more than 35 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: Emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment. MdM strategy in Palestine is constructed on two of MDM France’s thematic pillars worldwide: conflict and emergencies and sexual & reproductive health (SRH) with MHPSS as a crosscutting theme to all activities and with a transversal advocacy component. In SRH: MdM started its work in SRHR with an intervention consisting in facilitating access to SRH services, especially family planning and post abortion care working with the communities, service providers (Ministry of Health and local partners) through awareness and Capacity Building and advocating towards decision makers to promote SRH services. In this moment, MdM is implementing an AFD/UNICEF funded SRHR project in Gaza. In crises and emergencies: MdM is implementing a WHO/ECHO funded project in Gaza working in 5 main hospitals to develop their emergency response capacity. It is also implementing a German-funded project in both Gaza and West Bank with different objectives ranging from MHPSS emergency response to:Apply Now
- Community level: includes training of volunteers in BLS and in MHPSS emergency response, emergency MHPSS support to victims of critical events linked to the occupation, reinforcing the capacities of school counsellors in emergency MHPSS, strengthening capacities of local partners in provision of MHPSS services.
- Primary health care: reinforcement of the capacities of the emergency rooms of 11 PHC in Gaza. It is part of the strategy to develop an intervention on integration of mental health in PHC.