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Health professionals’ visit to Palestine
March 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
CADFA are organising a special visit to Palestine for health professionals – we already have a group of doctors, nurses, midwives and others and have space for more. This visit will combine our general visit to Palestine (see below) with a special focus on health and the experience of health professionals. It is being designed together with organisations concerned with the health situation across Jerusalem and the West Bank and Palestinian health professionals working in different areas and contexts: local health centres in towns, villages and refugee camps, hospitals in Jerusalem and the big towns and the medical teaching faculty at Al Quds University.
Each day the group will have a briefing on what the day’s programme is about, tours with knowledgeable local guides, meetings with local health professionals and others and time for group discussion and feedback. We will design the detail of the visit and groups and individuals visited when we know the composition of the group so we can cater as much as possible for people’s interests as well as showing you some things we think everyone wants to see. On the last day, there will be a discussion about what has been learned overall and what people can do to be active for human rights as well as an evaluation of how the visit has gone.
CADFA VISITS TO PALESTINE
Since 2005, CADFA have organised three or four visits a year to Palestine and taken hundreds of people to see the country, meet local people and understand what is going on there. Our visits to Palestine are often 8 days long and include visits, discussions, meeting with varied groups and individuals. They are a chance to see some of the beauty and the history of the country as well as to understand its current human rights situation. We tailor our visits to the interests of people going and often run themed visits (for teachers, trade unionists, musicians, for example). Our visit in March 2020 will be the second visit that we have organised specifically for health professionals, though many have joined our other visits. Over the years since 2005, we have also organised for a number of doctors and nurses from the UK to do internships or voluntary placements in Palestine.