The Polish Centre for International Aid Foundation has been operating in the West Bank since 2010. The West Bank is home to approximately 3.3 million people, including 82% Arabs and 18% Israelis, who are concentrated in settlements or East Jerusalem. Due to decades of conflict, this area remains economically underdeveloped and largely dependent on foreign markets and international development aid donors.

Ongoing projects

In 2024, PCPM received funding from the Polish aid program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland. As part of the project, from 2024 to the end of 2026, PCPM, together with a local partner, will implement a centralized medical registration system. It will be possible to create electronic patient cards containing the full medical history. The systems will operate in 9 mobile clinics and 4 stationary clinics. The modernization will be expanded to include telemedicine, which will allow people living in hard-to-reach, isolated areas to access medical assistance 7 days a week for 12 hours a day.

32 patient admission points will be equipped with defibrillators, burn treatment supplies, and bandages to stop bleeding. Additionally, training on their use and emergency medicine will be conducted.

The entire project will be strengthened by specialized training to improve the qualifications of medical personnel in pre-hospital emergency medicine (50 doctors), the use of ultrasound in emergency medicine (220 doctors), and telemedicine (60 doctors). At the same time, PCPM will provide 2 high-quality ultrasound machines to the Emergency Center, rehabilitation equipment to a specialized facility, and modernize 20 patient admission points.

The PCPM Foundation also responded to the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, which erupted after October 7, 2023. The Polish Center for International Aid delivered first aid kits and powdered milk for infants. Additionally, members of the PCPM Medical Rescue Team supported the mission in Cairo as part of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism at the request of the World Health Organization (WHO). Experts coordinated the dispatch of medical teams to the conflict-affected Gaza Strip.

Previous activities

Most of the projects implemented in the West Bank are funded by the Polish Aid program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland.