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Delivering LIFE, PEACE, and HOPE in the HOLY LAND

This Year, Join Us On a Journey to Bethlehem

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Pope Saint John Paul II named Holy Family Hospital one of the top priorities for the Roman Catholic Church in the new millennium.

Holy Family Hospital is the only hospital in the West Bank providing: neonatal intensive care, over 45 well woman programs, and long term hospitalization for high risk mothers.  Outreach programs such as the diabetes clinic and mobile van care for populations that have been neglected and untreated.

Palestinian women have for decades faced a multitude of health risks: restricted access to medical services due to occupation, a deteriorating economic situation, traditional cultural beliefs, and lack of adequate services.

 

A Christian Presence in Palestine

Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem is the premier maternity hospital and newborn critical care center for the Bethlehem region, four United Nations refugee camps and Bedouin encampments in the desert. Offering the poorest and most defenseless families a place of refuge, a place of promise and a place equipped to save their lives.

 

Did You Know?

  • According to UNRWA, 15% of Palestinian refugees in the West Bank live with diabetes (double the rate in the United States).Holy Family Hospital has one of the only Palestinian clinics which functions as a complete diabetic care center.
  • 18% of the population is under the poverty line.
  • Holy Family Hospital serves as a Referral hospital to four refugee camps operated by UNRWA.
  • The unemployment rate for people ages 15-24 is 47%, #5 on the world list.

Our devotion has earned the respect of all communities in Palestine. Due to our excellent reputation and our respect for other’s dignity and religion, our share of all deliveries in the district of Bethlehem has increased from 37.3% to 59.5% in the last two years.”

- Dr. Jacques Keutgen, Former Director General, Caregivers