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Ahmad Dawabsha taken to hospital after health deteriorates

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Ahmad Dawabsha

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Ahmad Dawabsha, the five-year-old sole survivor of an arson attack in the village of Duma in the occupied West Bank district of Nablus last year, was taken to Israel’s Tel Hashomer hospital Wednesday night after his health deteriorated.Naser Dawabsha, a member of the family, told Ma’an that the “child’s health has severely deteriorated,” adding that Ahmad has suffered from “constant vomiting and an increase in body temperature.”Naser said that medical tests were done on Ahmad and he would remain in the hospital until his health condition stabilized.Ahmad was officially released from the hospital last month, returning for weekly checkups and additional surgeries expected over the coming months, most of them plastic surgeries to help reconstruct parts of his body and face which were severely burned in the attack.The young boy was severely injured in the high-profile attack which took place in the town of Duma in the Nablus district in July 2015, and has undergone a series of complex surgeries since.Two Israelis were indicted for murder for the arson in January, five months after suspects belonging to a Jewish terror organization set the home of the Dawabsha family ablaze, burning 18-month-old Ali to death.The infant’s parents, Riham and Saad, later died from severe burns, leaving then four-year-old Ahmad Dawabsha the only surviving member of the family.According to rights group Yesh Din, over 85 percent of investigations into violence committed by Israeli settlers against Palestinians are closed without indictments and only 1.9 percent of complaints submitted by Palestinians against Israeli settler attacks result in a conviction.Attacks by settlers are often carried out under the armed protection of Israeli forces, who rarely make efforts to protect Palestinians from such attacks.An upwards of 500,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law, with recent announcements of settlement expansion provoking condemnation from the international community.According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, there were a total of 221 reported settler attacks against Palestinians and their properties in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem in 2015.

(Source / 11.08.2016)

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August 11, 2016 at 7:41 pm

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Lydda en Lidice

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By Engelbert Luitsz             ©          (www.alexandrina.nl/?p=2670)

Artikel van October 19, 2013

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Ruïnes van Lidice, 1942

Lidice, een Tsjechisch dorp, werd in 1942 door de nazi’s volledig verwoest. De meeste mannen werden ter plekke doodgeschoten, de overigen, inclusief vrouwen en kinderen, werden op transport gezet naar Chelmno en Ravenbruck, waar ze werden vergast of door uitputting om het leven kwamen. Het dorp werd met behulp van bulldozers met de grond gelijk gemaakt. Een Duitse soldaat maakte er een – stomme – film van en mede om die reden werd Lidice apart opgenomen tijdens de Processen van Neurenberg. Het werd een symbool van het kwaad dat de nazi’s hadden aangericht.

Het ging uiteindelijk om “slechts” een paar honderd mensen en een vernietigd dorp, maar we zien wel vaker dat juist het kleinschalige leed meer impact heeft dan het hele grote dat niet te beseffen is. Iedereen kan zich nog wel identificeren met de bevolking van een klein dorpje. In de nacht van 8 op 9 april 1948, dus ruim een maand vóór het uitroepen van de staat Israël, vond het bloedbad van Deir Yassin plaats, waarbij tussen de 125 en 200 mensen werden vermoord. Deze gebeurtenis heeft geleid tot een reactievan onder anderen Albert Einstein en Hannah Arendt in The New York Times. Een groot aantal prominente joden beschuldigde de Partij van de Vrijheid van Menachem Begin (later premier van Israël en winnaar van de Nobelprijs voor de Vrede!) van fascistische praktijken. Ook hier ging het om een relatief kleine gebeurtenis in het licht van de etnische zuiveringen die gaande waren, maar de symbolische waarde was enorm.

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Ruïnes van Lydda, 1948

De stad Lydda (tegenwoordig Lod) ligt niet ver van Tel Aviv. Gedurende 1948, toen Israël het ene dorp na het andere zuiverde van Palestijnse inwoners, vluchtten veel Palestijnen naar Lydda. Er waren op een gegeven moment zo’n 50.000 inwoners. Deze mensen werden op last van het Israëlische leger uit de stad verjaagd, slechts enkele honderden Palestijnen bleven achter. De vluchtelingen die in Lydda bescherming hadden gezocht moesten op de heetste dag van het jaar 17 kilometer lopen naar de frontlinie, daarbij kwamen honderden mensen door uitputting en uitdroging om het leven. Daarna werd de stad geplunderd door het Israëlische leger. De achtergebleven Palestijnen werden uit hun huizen verjaagd en de stad werd snel ingenomen door joodse immigranten.

Lydda is onderdeel van wat de Palestijnen de Nakba noemen, hun catastrofe. De Israëlische regering probeert de Nakba kost wat kost buiten de aandacht van het publiek te houden, onder andere door een verbod op onderwijs over de Nakba en door het aannemen van een speciale Nakba-wet, die herdenkingen probeert te blokkeren door middel van sancties. Het zal geen verbazing wekken dat juist door die maatregel de Nakba extra aandacht kreeg, iets wat bekend staat als het Streisandeffect.

Een artikel (fragment hier) van Ari Shavit in The New Yorker over Lydda riep dan ook gemengde gevoelens op. Shavit komt daarin tot de conclusie dat de gebeurtenissen in Lydda de kern vormen van het zionistische project. “Als het zionisme moest bestaan, kon Lydda niet bestaan. Als Lydda moest bestaan, kon het zionisme niet bestaan.” Sharit lijkt hier erg op de historicus Benny Morris, die als onvolprezen archivaris de misdaden van het zionisme in kaart heeft gebracht, maar die misdaden tegelijkertijd als een noodzakelijk kwaad ziet. Het zionisme en de joodse staat staan kennelijk boven de morele overwegingen die een normaal mens heeft. De immer scherpe journalist Yossi Gurvitz noemde Shavit al eens “de laatste kolonialist“. Dat was een paar jaar geleden, maar dit artikel geeft aan dat Gurvitz het goed zag.

Pamela Olson schrijft in een mooi artikel op Mondoweiss dat het een geweldige stap is dat de Nakba via Shavit in de main stream media belandt. Gezien de merkwaardige rationalisaties die verdedigers van het zionisme als Shavit er op nahouden is het een eerste stap, maar toch belangrijk. Na decennia van absolute ontkenning van hun misdaden, alsmede de Nakba-wet en propaganda is het de zionisten niet gelukt hun verleden te doen verdwijnen. Als Shavit beweert: “Wij hebben geen ander thuis en er was geen andere manier”, vergelijkt Olson hem met een alcoholicus die wel snapt dat ie een probleem heeft, maar niet inziet dat hij de fles moet laten staan om daar een eind aan te maken.

Dat de nazi’s of de zionisten geen keuze zouden hebben of hebben gehad in hun manier om het land te ontdoen van ongewenste elementen, is natuurlijk te zot voor woorden. En zelfs al zouden er verzachtende omstandigheden bestaan hebben in 1948, dan hebben de afgelopen 65 jaar wel bewezen dat het zionisme nooit en te nimmer van zins is geweest zich te gedragen naar de morele maatstaven die ze pretenderen te hebben.

De kans dat de Palestijnen eindelijk hun eigen Processen van Neurenberg zullen krijgen lijkt minimaal. Aan de laatste ronde “vredesbesprekingen” waren maanden van overleg voorafgegaan, de situatie was dus volkomen duidelijk voor de Israëlische regering. En toch is de constructie van nederzettingen in bezet gebied dit jaar met 70% toegenomenvergeleken met vorig jaar. Een duidelijker teken dat het Israël nooit ernst was is er niet zou je zeggen. Daarnaast zijn de agressie en repressie zowel in de Gazastrook als op de Westelijke Jordaanoever dit jaar ook toegenomen. Pessimistische geluiden zeggen dat Israël aanstuurt op een nieuw grootschalig conflict, zodat ze wat ze nu dagelijks mondjesmaat doen, in één keer groots kunnen aanpakken.

Pamela Olson heeft het over haar Palestijnse vrienden van wie velen nooit toestemming kregen hun thuisland te bezoeken, maar die glunderen bij de verhalen van hun grootouders over de schoonheid en het intellectuele klimaat van Jaffa, waar ze elke steen en boom kenden. Ondanks alles blijken de Palestijnen over het algemeen zeer vergevingsgezind te zijn, ze willen vooral in vrede en veiligheid leven, geen overdreven wens zou je denken.

Dat maakt het des te schrijnender dat ze tegenover een steeds radicaler en racistischer Israël staan, waarin zelfs linkse intellectuelen niet de moed hebben hun eigen geschiedenis onder ogen te zien en daar de consequenties uit te trekken.

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August 2, 2016 at 8:12 pm

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MEDICAL CARE IN GAZA, TWO YEARS ON FROM THE 2014 ATTACKS. ISRAEL TARGETED HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CLINICS

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The 2014 attacks on Gaza killed more than 2,000 Palestinians and injured 11,000, leaving approximately 900 with permanent disabilities. As our latest infographic shows, needing to access care after the conflict struggle to do so due to the nine-year blockade and closure of Gaza, and the damage caused to Gaza’s health sector in 2014.

During the attacks 17 hospitals, 56 primary health clinics, and 45 ambulances were damaged or destroyed, and 16 medical workers lost their lives while on duty.Last year, we partnered with the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights in Gaza and Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights to highlight some of these cases in our ‘No More Impunity: Gaza’s Health Sector Under Attack‘ report, and called for thorough, independent investigation into potential violations of international humanitarian law. This year, we have revisited the victims and survivors of these attacks, to ask how the lack of accountability or access to justice has affected their lives.

Last month, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) highlighted the continuing challenges for Gaza’s health system, including shortages of medicines and long waiting lists for surgeries caused by operating room personnel shortages. Their report also found that progress made in rehabilitating damaged health infrastructure. All of the damaged facilities have been or are in the process of being rehabilitated, though the Al Wafa Hospital – featured in our report – has not been rebuilt.

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This week, writing in The National about his team’s struggle to provide adequate care to patients in their temporary site, Al Wafa Hospital Director Dr Basman Alashi said:

“Though we hope to rebuild, we cannot do so in the same place for fear of being attacked again. Our only hope is to rebuild on a new site, but even this cannot guarantee our safety in Gaza. The prospect of new attacks hangs over us.”

With the blockade still in place, patients continue to struggle to access adequate health services inside Gaza, and are often prevented or delayed when seeking to travel abroad for urgent care. Though progress has been made in rebuilding after the 2014 attacks, Al Wafa remains in ruins.

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Medical Aid for Palestinians has joined with 42 other aid and faith organisations to call for an end to the blockade and closure of Gaza.

(Source / 01.08.2016)

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August 1, 2016 at 7:01 pm

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THE SECRET SYKES PICOT AGREEMENT

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Britain and France Carve Up The Middle East

One Problem: Ottoman Turks Winning the War

Special to The Great War Project.

(1-4 May) The British may have been defeated at Kut in Mesopotamia on the last day of April a century ago, but they are not defeated in the Middle East. At least that’s the way they see it.

Just three days before the British surrender in Kut — after a Turkish siege of 145 days — British and French diplomats, negotiating for months in Paris, sign a secret pact partitioning the Middle East after the war.

The document, known as the Sykes-Picot agreement, is the work of Sir Mark Sykes from Britain and Georges Picot of France. They hold private talks for months, negotiating the postwar partition of the Middle East.

“The diplomats,” writes historian Martin Gilbert, “were dividing up Asia Minor [much of the Middle East] in a secret agreement with France. In the Levant [present day Lebanon] France would control the Lebanese coast, with its capital at Beirut.”

The Middle East as seen through the Sykes-Picot agreement.

The agreement creates “an Arab sovereign state in Syria,” reports Gilbert, “based in Damascus, that would be under French protection.”

Britain would be sovereign over the port city of Haifa [now in northern Israel] and the crusader city of Acre [also in northern Israel], thus controlling the bay that would serve as the Mediterranean terminus for oil pipelines coming from Mesopotamia.

“Palestine,” reports Gilbert, “would be under the triple protection of Britain, France, and Russia.”

And finally, Gilbert observes, an Arab state under British protection would stretch from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea.

Of course this all depends on the Ottomans’ losing the war. Just now though, they are celebrating the great victory against the British at Kut…

…on the Tigris River a hundred miles south of Baghdad.

“More than 9,000 troops surrendered to the Turks on April 29th,” a century ago, according to Gilbert.

Nonetheless, in Britain the surrender at Kut comes as a great shock. “More men had surrendered to the despised Turk at Kut,” Gilbert writes, “than had surrendered to the Americans at Yorktown,” (a great victory for the Americans during their revolutionary war).

What’s more, this comes just four months after the Turks drive the British and allied troops off the Gallipoli peninsula. The British position in western Turkey and the Middle East is disastrous.

“Despite the fresh example of the catastrophe at Gallipoli,” writes historian Scott Anderson, “many senior British commanders simply couldn’t accept that they might lose to the ‘rabble’ of the Ottoman army once again.”

The next day the Turks begin a forced march of  thousands of captured soldiers. Their destination is “distant Anatolia.”

A veritable death march is beginning.

Writes historian Gilbert, “The soldiers captured at Kut, nearly 12,000 in all, British and Indian alike, were marched northward without any concern whatsoever for their well-being, or for their helpless status as prisoners-of-war.”

Many of the captured soldiers are forced to walk barefoot after their boots are stolen. “Those who stumbled or fell were beaten with whips and sticks.”

Thousands to British and Indian soldiers on march from Kut to Baghdad, May 1916.

Some British officers travel up the Tigris River by boat and manage to observe the march briefly. One writes later, “the eyes of our men stared from white faces drawn long with the suffering of a too tardy death, and they held out their hands towards our boat.”

There is nothing the observing British officers can do.

And what of the work of Sykes and Picot?

“Even the most starry-eyed imperialist had to recognize,” observes historian Anderson,

“there was something faintly ludicrous about Britain and France sitting around and divvying up the postwar Middle East at a time when, if not outright losing that war, they certainly weren’t winning it.”

(Source / 30.07.2016)

 

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July 30, 2016 at 6:56 pm

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Leaked EU report reveals indirect approval of colonial Israel

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EU Foreign Relations chief Federica Mogherini has opposed the proposal that “known violent settlers and those calling for acts of violence” should be placed under EU visa bans

By Ramona Wadi

Once again, Israel is exerting a great deal of effort in order to prevent discussion of an EU paper among European institutions. The internal report, which was drafted in December 2015 and then endorsed by all EU member states, attributes the development of the Jerusalem Intifada (Uprising) to “Israel’s occupation”. It included reference to the living conditions of Palestinian citizens and the failure to implement the two-state paradigm.

The EU Observer, which has seen the 39-page report, has stated that the document is intended as a reference for EU foreign ministers and “for proposals put forward by the EU Foreign Service.”

While having a dearth of facts, the report is not lacking in the kind of contradictions that mark the constant cycle of condemnation and appeasement of Israel at the expense of withholding Palestinian narratives. The Jerusalem Post has deemed the EU document to be veering away from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that Israel and the rest of the world are facing the same terror threats. Rhetorically, the EU has distanced itself from Netanyahu’s sweeping statements that generalise every terrorist incident in order to normalise state violence against Palestinian resistance. Nevertheless, as on other occasions, the EU has devised its own strategies which uphold Israel’s narrative at a regional and international level.

The report is ambiguous in the extreme. “Some Palestinian perpetrators of individual attacks, “it explains, “have apparently been shot and killed in situations where they no longer pose a threat.” Despite Netanyahu himself publicly endorsing such extrajudicial killings, the EU has preferred to subjugate the facts to hypotheses through the use of terminology like “apparently”, “appeared” and “possibly amounting in certain cases to unlawful killings.” By not condemning such unlawful killing explicitly, the discourse suggests the EU’s tacit approval of Israeli state and settler violence. This is illustrated further in the report’s standard equivalence clause that “both sides” have indulged in “inflammatory rhetoric”, thus negating the fact that Palestinian resistance is a legitimate response to illegal Israeli colonial violence.

EU Foreign Relations chief Federica Mogherini has opposed the proposal that “known violent settlers and those calling for acts of violence” should be placed under EU visa bans. According to Mogherini: “There’s currently no question of sanctioning anybody. The question is rather how to motivate people to… restart peace talks.” Such leniency works in concordance with Israeli policy towards settler terrorists who are mostly shielded by the colonial state, enabling them to act with impunity.

Perhaps the most incriminating evidence of support for Israeli colonisation is the recommendation that the EU develops “further guidelines that differentiate between Israel and its illegal settlements,” according to the EU Observer. This distinction has been of interminable benefit to Israel and its implications are many, including the refusal to recognise the fact that Israel is a colonial entity and that its manifestation is contrary to the principles enshrined in international law. Referring to Israel as the “occupying power” without any reference to colonisation in effect absolves both Israel and the international community of accountability when it comes to recognising the Palestinian right to resistance and liberation. Unless this anomaly is rectified, all reports issued by the EU will be inherently biased towards Israel, regardless of the content. To treat colonial expansion as a recent phenomenon is a transgression of truth and an impediment to Palestinian struggle, although that is, after all, the apparent international intent behind such blatant deception.

(Source / 29.07.2016)

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July 29, 2016 at 8:27 pm

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Medical staff in Gaza demand protecting children health rights

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GAZA, (PIC)– Medical staff of Martyr Mohammed al-Dura hospital for children in Gaza staged a sit-in at hospital and asked the international community to protect health care rights of Palestinian children. The Director of the hospital Dr. Jamil Salman delivered a speech during the sit-in which was conducted in order to mark the second anniversary of the Israeli attack on the hospital. He said the children of Gaza were not spared in the Israeli aggression even while in the laps of their mothers, at school, play yards or even at hospital.  Israeli forces bombed the hospital in the aggression of 2014 leading to the martyrdom of child Ibrahim al-Sheikh Omar while he was receiving treatment in the hospital’s intensive care unit, he said, adding that many of the hospital’s sections were damaged as well.

(Source / 25.07.2016)

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July 25, 2016 at 8:09 pm

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Interview: Egypt needs to do more for trauma care

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Interview: Egypt needs to do more for trauma care

A Picture Shows Intensive Care Unit In Cairo’s Mounira Hospital

Cairo: At least 3,675 people died in Egypt in 2015 as a result of injuries caused by road accidents, burns, poisoning and other reasons that are considered largely preventable.

Statistics provided by the Central Administration for Critical and Urgent Care, although not comprehensive, showed that violence-related accidents like: fights, fire shooting, explosion of strange bodies and shells account for around 21 percent of the total 7,053 accidents cited last year.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO,) injuries and violence are among the most prominent public health problems globally, and a leading cause of mortality; many of the non-fatal injuries result in health consequences and life-long disabilities.

A huge fire erupted May 9 at a Cairo hotel and extended to four other buildings in El-Roweay district, in Ataba, leaving dozens injured. Photo by Hassan Mohamed / Youm7

A huge fire erupted May 9 at a Cairo hotel and extended to four other buildings in El-Roweay district, in Ataba, leaving dozens

On the top of a list containing 29 types of accidents in Egypt, traffic crashes account for 53.3 percent of the total accidents. Around 3 percent of the road injuries suffer disability, Dr. Khaled el-Khateeb, head of Central Administration for Critical and Urgent Care said in an interview with The Cairo Post.

Cairo has witnessed the highest number of accidents amounting to 850, while the restive area of North Sinai saw 279 last year, according to the administration’s report that did not detail types of accidents in each governorate.

The emergency sector in Egypt has faced many challenges since 2011 Revolution, said El-Khateeb, adding that doctors dealt with new kinds of violence-related injuries in huge numbers, “it was like an exam to us at this time.”

Now, Sinai is facing a “war” that results in many fatal injuries, according to El-Khateeb. “As trauma doctors are afraid to be assigned there, we mostly depend on Sinai-based doctors, and volunteering rapid deployment teams.”

Egypt should pay utmost attention to trauma care and services,” said Dr. El-Khateeb, as he cites citizens’ complaints over lack of beds at intensive care (ICU) and burns treatment units.

The administration, which is part of the health ministry, was officially launched in 2010, where it was tasked with operating emergency and ambulance departments only. Other departments like burns, poisons and pre-term birth care were not working efficiently or even been monitored then.

“That’s why we chose the toughest task, which is bringing all these departments to work under the administration,” continued El-Khateeb.

Logo showing departments of Central Administration for Critical and Urgent Care. Photo courtesy of head of administration Khaled el-Khateeb.

Logo showing departments of Central Administration for Critical and Urgent Care

Where does Egypt stand in trauma care?

“Talking about trauma care mainly means swift ambulance service, and good emergency care,” said El-Khateeb, adding that the administration in the beginning focused on assessing the status-quo of the emergency departments after former health ministers raised efficiency of the ambulance sector with fully equipped vehicles.

Police open the way for ambulances carrying the bodies of passengers of a Russian airliner which crashed in Sinai, into a morgue in Cairo, Egypt, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Police open the way for ambulances carrying the bodies of passengers of a Russian airliner which crashed in Sinai, into a morgue October 31, 2015

First of all, he said that the emergency sector suffers a big problem, which is lack of staff; he cited students’ reluctance to register at medicine faculties, attributing the reason to low salaries and incentives allocated to trauma doctors.

Egypt has currently around 10,300 intensive care beds in both public and private hospitals; the figure is “very low” compared to other countries, said El-Khateeb.

“Egypt’s rate is equal to one bed for each 9,000 citizens; in some neighboring states, it is one bed for 7,000 citizens, while in the U.S., the rate is one bed for each 5,000 citizens,” he added.

According to El-Khateeb, at least 3,000 additional intensive care beds are needed so that the country can meet people’s need for urgent services, “but both public and private hospitals should share responsibility to provide them.”

A picture shows patients lying on beds inside an intensive care unit in Egypt. Photo credit: Youm7.

A picture shows patients lying on beds inside an intensive care unit in Egypt

The head of the administration added that “around 1,300 incubators are also needed at pre-term birth care units.”

We do not ignore the fact that there are deficiencies in the emergency care units; however, we have short and long term plans to eliminate such deficiencies because maintaining people’s health is our mission,” El-Khateeb added.

Egypt’s to-do-list for injury prevention

According to a 2014 WHO report on injury prevention, more than 5 million people die each year as a result of injuries, making 9% of the world’s deaths, nearly 1.7 times the number of fatalities that result from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

Illustration shows deaths as a result of injury per year exceeding rate of infection with serious diseases. Photo taken from a 2014 report by World Health Organization on Injury prevention.

Illustration shows deaths as a result of injury per year exceeding rate of infection with serious diseases

The report said that low and middle income countries have higher rates of fatal and non-fatal injuries than wealthier ones; however, it stressed that successful adoption of preventable measures has significantly reduced injuries in some countries.

El-Khateeb explained to The Cairo Post that a plan to prevent injuries has been designed by the administration, in cooperation with WHO, based on two axes: therapeutic and preventive measures.

The Cairo Post Reporter Nourhan Magdi interviewing Dr. Khaled el-Khateeb, head of Central Administration for Critical and Urgent Care.

The Cairo Post Reporter Nourhan Magdi interviewing Dr. Khaled el-Khateeb, head of Central Administration for Critical and Urgent Care

The therapeutic care measures includes: raising efficiency of hospitals by classifying them into three categories of A, B and C, and providing them with emergency devices according to their proximity to highways and the number of trauma patients checking in.

The Ministry of Health has cooperated with WHO in conducting training sessions to 300-400 doctors and 200-300 nurses in emergency, burns and intensive care services, El-Khateeb added.

As part of the ministry’s short-term development plan for emergency departments, El-Khateeb mentioned that 300 new intensive care beds, 500 incubators and 28 burns treatment units will be added by the financial year 2016/2017. The total cost of the plan for the same FY is around 150 million EGP.

An awareness campaign, funded by WHO, is among preventive measures, with TV ads and printed flyers aiming at raising people’s and students’ awareness against all types of injuries.

Road injuries: pre-hospital care   

Despite road accidents being on the top of Egypt’s agenda with new established roads, renewed bridges and drug screening carried out to drivers, annual death toll as a result of traffic injuries is still on the rise.

In 2015, Egypt’s road accidents recorded an increase, reaching 14,548 resulting in 6,203 deaths, 19,325 injured and 19,116 damaged vehicles, according to a latest report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS.)

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Bus accident

By 2030, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the 7th leading cause of death, according to WHO report.

“Unfortunately, victims of traffic injuries are mostly youth,” El-Khateeb said, adding that one of the main long-term projects he seeks to adopt is establishing trauma centers on highways.

He explained “instead of waiting until the injured is transferred to an internal hospital inside a governorate in order to receive the necessary care, which would cost him his life, trauma centers will be built to provide urgent pre-hospital care to stabilize the patient’s condition.”

Egypt is among 10 states enrolled in the UN Decade of Action program for road safety that aims to halve the rate of traffic deaths by 2020.

(Source / 24.07.2016)

 

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