Wilmington, Dover, Newark Indian Community - DEIndian.com
| | | | | | | | | | | |
 


 

UK to fund medical training for doctors treating Palestinian evacuees

Author : IANS

International, Diplomacy, Politics, National, IPL Read Latest News and Articles

Share With Your Friends



Add an Article

View All Contributions

Add To My Favorite

Add A Picture

London, May 20 (IANS/DPA) The UK government will fund medical training for doctors and health practitioners treating Palestinian evacuees in Qatar, it has been announced.

The funding will pay for expert tuition by the British medical training agency, David Nott Foundation, for 50 medics operating in the Arab country.

The 140,000 pounds ($178,000) project will also cover a mental health needs assessment to provide bespoke psychosocial support for Palestinian evacuees.

As part of a visit to Qatar, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, UK's Minister of State for the Middle East, said evacuees have "suffered immense physical and mental health issues."

He continued: "As the humanitarian suffering in Gaza has reached catastrophic levels, the need for the international community to work closer to support the Palestinian people and deliver vital aid to them becomes even greater.

"The partnership we are announcing today will support the doctors, nurses and other health professionals treating Palestinian evacuees in Qatar, who have suffered immense physical and mental health issues in the conflict.

"Qatar has played a pivotal role in mediating a settlement to the conflict, including securing the release of hostages and for unhindered humanitarian access.

"As partners, we will continue to work closely with Qatar to bring this conflict to a sustainable end and strengthen the irreversible pathway to deliver the two-state solution of Israel and Palestine and lasting peace in the Middle East."

The minister will also hold talks with Qatari counterparts to discuss the ongoing conflict and to discuss improving collaboration on delivering aid into Gaza, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said.

--IANS/DPA

sd/svn


Copyright and Disclaimer: All news and images appearing in our news section, search engines and social media are provided by IANS. If you face any issues related to the content/images, please contact our news service provider directly. We are not liable/responsible for any content/images related to the news service provider.


Latest News

View More News


More News Articles

Karan Johar says if content is king, writers are emperors

T20 World Cup: Paine urges Marsh & team to 'manipulate' Scotland match to eliminate England

T20 World Cup: I've got a bit of a soft spot for Bumrah, says USA's Corey Anderson

Rani Chatterjee reveals her biggest inspiration and why she has a high-protein diet

To become 'Commander Karan Saxena', Gurmeet Choudhary shunned processed foods