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Delivering life, peace, and hope in the Holy Land

Holy Family Hospital – Bethlehem

Holy Family Hospital is the premier maternity hospital and neonatal critical care center in the Bethlehem region of the West Bank. Its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for the critically-ill newborns, some weighing just over one pound.

 

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Our Impact

  • The unemployment rate for people ages 15-24 is 47%, #5 on the world list.
  • The population of the West Bank, comprised of Christians and Muslims, is 2.6 million, 722,000 are recognized as refugees by United Nations Relief Works Agency.
  • The barrier wall is approximately 258 miles long restricting movement and access to jobs, healthcare and goods.
  • Holy Family Hospital employs 139 people. It is common that up to 18 members of a given family are dependent on a single salary of a hospital employee.

Stories of Life, Peace, and Hope

  • Baby Zachariah

    An Answered Prayer At 39 years old, expectant mother Reema and her husband, Abu Zachariah, prepared to welcome their firstborn child. Coming from an established Muslim family in Amman, Jordan, Reema knew from an early age that she wanted to be a mother. After suffering a heartbreaking miscarriage a few years into her marriage, she…

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    July 5, 2018

  • Dina, 25

    Dina Atlick made local history 25 years ago when she became the first baby to be born at the newly-opened Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem. Her mother had been encouraged to give birth at the Hospital because it was brand new and featured the latest medical equipment and technology. Her designation as the first baby…

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    February 23, 2016

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