Gaza Community Rehabilitation
Conflict related trauma, till today remains as a major burden on the Gaza healthcare system. With the most recent Great March of Return demonstration in March 2018, the Ministry of Healthy Gaza has revealed that 28,000 were injured and 261 were killed by the Israeli forces. Of those injured, over 40% suffered gunshot wounds and a total of 122 amputations have taken place. Due to the high number of those who suffer from gunshot wounds, many patients who were receiving medical care had to be discharged earlier than expected to make room for new patients.
This only meant that the medical care they were receiving were halted with no foreseeable continuation and this poses a risk to the patient’s overall health condition where most suffer from ulcers and muscle spasm in addition to many other behavioural and psychological problems. Consequently, this increases the burden for family members to tend to their disable family members as they lack the capacity and knowledge for such specialised care.
The project aims to increase the accessibility of 100 people with disabilities to essential healthcare and rehabilitation services and to increase caregivers awareness on the needs and rights of their family members with disability by :
1. Home care visits with multidisciplinary services (Medical aid, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy & Psychosocial Support – 6 months
2. Providing assistive devices for people with disability
3. Capacity building to 200 caregivers about dressing, medical care and essential rehabilitation skills – 6 months
The timeframe of this project is 6 months with the approximate cost of USD 48,000 (USD 480.00 Per Beneficiary).
The National Centre for Community Rehabilitation (NCCR) is a Palestinian independent, impartial, non-governmental organisation with the purpose to assist people with physical disabilities within the Gaza Strip. NCCR has been operating in Gaza City since 1995, and with over 20 years of experience in rehabilitation and providing medical, social, and psychological support to all patients with disabilities.