This new contribution will enable us to respond to the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic and build a better future together. Our transformative resilience approach is a key component in the sustainably of this programme and its impact on the lives of tens of thousands of people”.
In addition to the handing over of medical equipment, the ceremony included touring the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, visiting the new CT-scan section, and meeting some of the health workers that were deployed and skills developed under the Investment Programme for Resilience. Through the programme, 1,050 health workers (45% women), including doctors, nurses, and lab technicians, were deployed so far of which 837 are in the West Bank and 231 are in Gaza, generating approximately 147,468 workdays over an eight-month period.
This is not the first time that support is provided through the IPR during the pandemic. In December 2020, the programme provided laboratory supplies and testing kits that allowed for 23,000 tests to be carried out as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Gaza Strip.
The Investment Programme for Resilience (IPR) is a Euro 17 million programme funded by the Government of Germany through its Development Bank (KfW), supports Palestinian communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigates the medium to longer-term socio-economic effects in the areas of health and employment, and enhances access to sustainable and quality services. The programme targets most of the Palestinian population across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.
For further information, please contact:
German Representative Office in Ramallah
Hanna Ilge Tel. +972-2-2977647 – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the German Representative Office see https://ramallah.diplo.de/.
KfW - German Development Bank
Fida Abdel-Latif Tel. +970-2-2400730 – e-mail: Fida.Abdelemail@example.com KfW Office Ramallah / Al Bireh. For more information on KfW Development Bank see http://www.kfw-entwicklungsbank.de.
United Nations Development Programme
Dania Darwish, Partnerships and Communications Specialist, Tel. +972-2-6268229 – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on UNDP/PAPP see http://www.ps.undp.org.