20/12/2022 Press Release

Press Release


More Palestinians lose their lives every day as a result of the continuing Israeli occupation of their land, however, one of the victims today died in a particularly despicable circumstance.

Nasser Abu Humeid was suffering from cancer but was denied essential care and treatment because he was a prisoner in Israeli jails.

International law makes the occupiers responsible for the wellbeing of the occupied population, something which is neglected totally by the Israeli occupation, whose policies make life intolerable for the Palestinian people.

There are over five thousand Palestinians in Israeli prisons, many without trial, and they include women in children.

Over 600 Palestinian prisoners have long-term and serious conditions, including 24 patients with cancer; the medical care offered to these prisoners is totally inadequate, most of them suffer terribly from neglect, lack of treatment, and ultimately death.

PalMed UK joins international organizations in demanding that Palestinian prisoners are offered adequate and humane treatment.

To suffer the harsh conditions of a very long occupation is bad enough, to die because of malicious medical neglect is totally reprehensible. As medical professionals, we feel it is our duty to highlight the suffering of the Palestinian prisoners, and to demand that they are given proper and humanitarian care in accordance with international laws and conversations.

18/12/2022 United kingdom


Press Release

PalMed UK conduct a webinar about training for a medical career in the UK.

18th December 2023.


Choosing a medical career in the UK, what do you need to know?

The webinar was for the benefit of overseas doctors (particularly from Palestine) who would like to pursue their ambition of getting further training in the UK; and also for the benefit of their people, who suffer the double whammy of occupation and severely limited opportunities.

The webinar was led by Dr. Husam Adwan, post-fellowship upper gastrointestinal surgeon in Truro

Dr. Ahmad Al-Shsnti

Dr. Saleh Romman

Dr. Kate Mallelu


All of them were at various stages in training and specialisation, making them best placed to give the latest information about applying for work and training in the UK.

There was a very valuable contribution from Professor Mahmoud Lubani from the University of Hull, a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, (who is also the President of PalMed Academy).



Professor Lubani highlighted the pathways available for work in Britain in various specialties.

The emphasis of the webinar was on giving practical help to those wishing to further their career, while indicating the priority of utilizing all the expertise gained towards providing better health for the people who need it most, including Palestine.









The webinar was concluded with a question and answer session; when Dr. Adwan and Professor Lubani answered the queries sent to them during the meeting.

The webinar was recorded for the benefit of those who could not follow it live, and can be watched on PalMed UK Facebook page


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21/11/2022 United kingdom

Newcastle- Britain
Wednesday 21/11/2022

Under the sponsorship and cooperation of many British and European active organizations in Palestine, a conference took place under the title
“The survival challenges faced by the children of Gaza because of the ruthless siege”.

The Palestinian Doctors Association in Europe/ UK branch (Palmed) has participated in this important event. Where Dr. Bashir Oudah has given a speech about (The children in Gaza have the right to live).

Dr. Oudah explored the geographical, historical, and health situation in the sieged Gaza strip and its income providing a decent human life for the Gaza people, especially the kids. He presented many studies that explained the situation of Children, their Health, Education, and moral needs, under the effects of war and permanent ruthless siege.

In the same context, the activities and assistance provided by the Palmed that aimed to support the children, health, and medical sectors in Palestine in general, and Gaza in particular, were presented.
Recommendations have been raised by the Palmed that aid is needed to help the children and their families.

At the end of the event, donations were collected for the benefit of the medical projects in Gaza. The audience thanked Dr, Oudah and the Palmed for their efforts and accomplishments in this matter.


18/11/2022 Press Release

PalMed Europe

Press Release

We received with great sorrow the tragic news of the loss of twenty-three innocent lives from one family in Gaza.
A terrible fire raged last night after the fuel store the family ignited accidentally. The family needed to keep the fuel for heating and also to supply their essential power generator.

The people of Gaza have to survive on severely reduced and erratic power supply, due to the callous siege imposed by the Israeli occupation authorities, which is now in its sixteenth year, and have already claimed countless innocent lives through lack of medical care and crumbling infrastructure and public facilities.

As more innocent lives are lost daily, we have to join all humanitarian agencies in calling for the siege on Gaza to be lifted immediately.

We share the sadness of those who believed and pray that the suffering of the people of Gaza and Palestine is alleviated soon.

After all, they deserve to live in peace in their own land, like all other people in the world.

PalMed Europe
18 November 2022


26/07/2015 Other

EU Parliament: Exchange of views with PalMed Europe on Humanitarian Medical Help in Palestine

These two (UK- and French-Palestinian) binational doctors described the activities of ‘PalMed Europe’; this NGO aims at establishing partnerships between European academic and Palestinian medical institutions in order to help improve the latter.

They described the sorry state of health care services in the Palestinian territories due to the many impediments from Israel, but also from Egypt (no access to Gaza from Rafah).

Dr. Badran stated that MSF colleagues had enquired why was the PalMed delegation being denied access to Gaza. Their Israeli interlocutors had allegedly replied that they would not let in “people with Arab sounding names”.

The Chair concluded that the EU should apply more pressure on Israel and Egypt in order to allow medical doctors and humanitarian aid enter Gaza.


24/01/2015 Gaza Office

Third convoy of wounded Palestinians, arrived to Germany This convoy, was coordinated by PalMed Deutschland.

Dr.Ashraf Dada, Chairman of PalMed-Deutschland who also paid gratitude to the German Government and to Dr.Shamiya for offering these war’s victims the life-saving opportunity.

Dr.Dada extended his gratitude to many other hospitals which offered to receive more injured in the soon future. More victims will be transfered to Europe in the coming few weeks.


30/12/2014 Gaza Office

More injured Gazans arrive to Vienna for treatment

For new injured Gazans arrived to Vienna to receive treatment for their complex injuries they maintained during the last war.

Their cases are complex and require multiple interventions of highly specialized doctors. An ambulance worker Akram AlAwour together with Abdullah AbuHarbeil, Mahmoud AtaAllah and Ahmad Yousef all are now receiving treatment for their injuries to their complex and life-changing injuries.

Their arrival to Vienna comes as a result of the coordinated efforts between PalMed Europe, Austerian Medical Union, Austrian Arab Friendship Association and sponsored by Mercy Association. The injured were welcomed also by the Palestinian ambassador in Austria.

The four injured have joined another two others who arrived few days ago constituting 6 of around 24 injured Palestinians approved to receive treatment in Austrian hospitals.


20/12/2014 Gaza Office

A new convoy arrived to Gaza for the Kidney transplant project

Arrived in the Gaza Strip on the 19th of Dec 2014, Dr. Abdel Qader Hammad consultant surgeon kidney transplant and head of the kidney transplant services at the Royal Liverpool Hospital

and member PalMed-UK. the visit is to complete the sixth phase of the transfer of kidney transplantation techniques into the Gaza Strip. the visit will also see the kidney transplant procedure completed for three of the Gaza desperate and needy patients. the visit programme also include training staff and facilitating logistics.

PalMed thanks Ministry of Health for their effort in facilitating the visit. the visit was arranged through the World Health Organisation (WHO) for approving the crossing of the delegation through the Erez Crossing. the programme has gone a long way and continues to make progress dispite the difficulties facing the strip with the repeated attacks, the siege and the lack of access to essential services, resources, technologies and materials.

PalMed remains grateful to all those who support us with their time, expertise and money. It should be noted that PalMed continues the search for sponsors to adopt this vital project, which alleviates the effects of the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip and threatens the lives of patients .

The project is one of the activities adopted by PalMed and aims to build an independent kidney transplant service in the strip.


19/12/2014 West Bank Office

PalMed delegation completes it’s visit to the West Bank

The delegation was lead by Dr.Raouf Salti, consultant urology surgeon in France.

They completed their 8th visit since 2011.

The delegation conducted more than 30 operations, most of which to remove cancerous tumors and inserting artificial bladders. Most of the work was done in Jenine hospital in the north of the West Bank and in Beit Jala hospital of BethLehem in the south.

In addition to the hands-on work, the delegation also continued is training programme for the local professionals and delivered several lectures on the advances of urology surgery in the world.

The visit was sponsored by the French charitable committee for solidarity with Palestine (CBSP), and was supported by the French consulate in Jerusalem.

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