Advanced Medical Education

The Holy Family Hospital works to raise its standard of care and to meet acute needs in a place where the mortality rate of mothers and newborns is five times of that in the West.

Since the West Bank has no institutions for advanced medical education, Holy Family Hospital instituted a program of continuing medical education in 1995. Relationships with major medical centers in the West, such as the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, Hospital Saint Vincent DePaul in Paris, and the University of Liege in Belgium, allow for the training of resident doctors, nurses, and midwives from Holy Family Hospital in those institutions. These relationships also bring renowned medical professionals from these Western institutions to the Hospital as visiting professors to teach and assess medical and administrative practice.

As many as 100 medical professionals from around the region attend these teaching sessions. Recently the Palestinian Medical Council named Holy Family Hospital the training center for doctors in the specialty of neonatology. For all its efforts, the Hospital has been recognized by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in London and the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.