World Health Day: EU celebrates with Palestinian medical staff

April 8, 2021
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To mark the 2021 World Health Day, the European Union Representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff and the Palestinian Minister of Health Dr. Mai al-Kaila visited yesterday the Hugo Chavez Hospital to express their gratitude and appreciation to the hardworking doctors and nurses, who have been on the frontline, working tirelessly to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Hugo Chavez hospital is located in the village of Turmus’aya, near Ramallah. It was the first in Palestine to admit Covid-19 patients and it also hosted the first vaccination centre.

I want to thank our White Heroes – the Palestinian medical staff – today and every day for their remarkable efforts in fighting  the Covid-19 pandemic. [..] The European Union is standing by your side, and we are proud of our strong support to Palestinians during this pandemic. The European Union continues to support the Palestinian health sector and in particular the ongoing vaccination campaign, notably through the COVAX facility. It is our shared responsibility to ensure that as many as possible get vaccinated, so that COVID-19 can finally be overcome and that life can go back to normal,” said the European Union Representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff during the ceremony.


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The Office of the European Union Representative (West Bank and Gaza Strip, UNRWA)

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