Press Release

Rebuilding Gaza Health Sector Date: January 15, 2024

January 15, 2024 THE NATIONAL ARAB AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, THE ACADEMY OF LIFE SCIENCES and THE JORDAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Subject: International Conference on Rebuilding Gaza’s Health Sector Date and Time: February 7, 2024, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Local Time Location: Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Venue: Amman Grand Hyatt Hotel Contact Information:  Mrs. Rouba Samman Office Manager National Arab American Medical Association Detroit, Michigan Phone: 1-248-646-3661 Email: Mr. Bruce Degn Executive Director  Academy of Life Sciences Washington, D.C. Phone: 1-202-486-8822 Email: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First International Conference Focuses on Rebuilding Gaza’s Health Sector The National Arab American Medical Association, the Academy of Life Sciences, and the Jordan Medical Association, in collaboration with regional, national, and international medical societies, humanitarian organizations, representatives of UNRWA, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and academic institutions from the Middle East, Europe, the United States, and Australia are set to host their First International Conference on the Needs and Requirements to Rebuild Gaza’s Health Sector. Under the esteemed patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, this groundbreaking conference will witness the participation of leaders and experts in medicine, healthcare, academics, and humanitarian work. Their collective insights will be compiled into a comprehensive report, addressing the needs and requirements to rebuild Gaza’s healthcare system. The focus is on establishing a future healthcare system ensuring it meets international standards and delivers quality healthcare to the Gaza population, aligned with the guidelines set by the World Health Organization.  Key Highlights of the Conference: Both the National Arab American Medical Association and the Academy of Life Sciences

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Press Release Regarding Gaza

National Arab American Medical Association Urges Immediate Cessation of Bombing and Siege of the Gaza Strip  October 12, 2023  The National Arab American Medical Association calls for the immediate cessation of bombing in the Gaza Strip and the lifting of the inhumane siege to minimize loss of life and to enable humanitarian relief to reach the injured, the hungry, the displaced, and the homeless.  As of October 12, Israeli warplanes have destroyed 22,639 housing units,10 health institutions (including 7 hospitals), 48 schools, and the Islamic University in Gaza.  As of October 11, in excess of 1100 are known to be dead, five thousand are wounded, and 200,000 are homeless in the Gaza Strip.  On top of that, the civilian population faces a complete Israeli blockade of food, water, medical supplies, electricity, and fuel.  Such indiscriminate blockades constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity in humanitarian law.  The occupying power is supposed to be protecting the civilians under its aegis, not killing them.  NAAMA counts among its members innumerable students, alumni, and faculty of universities and medical institutions across the United States. Our humanitarian activism focuses of medical relief and capacity building at home and abroad.  As an organization of healthcare professionals, we strive to promote health, wellness, and life for all.  This goes to the core of our shared beliefs and humanity. We urge that all good offices of government and international agencies waste no time to stop the ongoing violence and lift the siege on Gaza, lest we witness

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