IMET2000 & the Ministry of Health Signed up a Memorandum of Understanding
December 26, 2019
IMET2000 represented by its CEO Dr Malik Zaben has signed up a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Health represented by her Excellency Dr Mai AlKaili. This MoU outlines the key fields in which the two parties will collaborate to empower healthcare professionals in Palestine. This agreement is a very important step forward to continue our ongoing work in key fields of health sciences education particularly child mental health education, physical trauma, and professional career development.
Teaching the Teachers Workshop
December 26, 2019
In cooperation with An-Najah University Medical School, IMET200-PAL conducted another Teaching the Teachers workshop for those involved in basic medical sciences and clinical teaching at the Medicine and Nursing Schools at An-Najah University. This workshop focused on training and providing participants with the necessary concepts and skills to develop strong teaching skills, be able to deliver interactive small and large group teaching sessions and give effective feedback. Dr Malik Zaben our CEO and lecturer in Neurosurgery at Cardiff University, UK led the workshop.
Research Methodology Workshop
December 25, 2019
IMET 2000-PAL organized the eighth workshop in Medical Research Methodology and Clinical Audit. This workshop was conducted by our CEO, Dr Malik Zaben (Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery, Cardiff University, UK). This workshop is part of our continuing medical education (CME) program in Palestine. It explores key concepts that underpin evidence-based medicine whilst providing tools to plan, undertake and analyse clinical research and audit.
IMET2000 Team Visit Jasmine Society for Children with Developmental Disabilities
December 23, 2019
Our CEO Dr Malik Zaben and his assistant Miss Alia Taradeh visited the Jasmine Charitable Society. During his visit, Dr Malik learned about the different services and activities provided by the Society. He also visited the different facilities and talked to the children. In his meeting with the Executive Board of the Society. Dr Zaben expressed his gratitude to all members of staff for what they do and has pledged some more funding towards the development of the services provided by the society.
IMET2000 Participated in Celebrating the Founder Dean of Al-Quds Medical School
December 22, 2019
IMET2000 represented by it’s CEO Dr Zaben in collaboration with Al- Quds University president office and the School of Medicine Deanship celebrated the first dean and the founder of Al-Quds Medical School Dr Nael Shihabi. In his speech, Dr Zaben recalled the key role Dr Shihabi played in establishing the first medical school in Palestine.
This participation comes as part of our recognition of Palestinian champions in medical education.
Strategic Meeting between IMET2000-PAL Team and The President of Palestinian Medical Council and The Chairman of the Palestinian Medical Association
December 22, 2019
Our IMET2000 key members of staff alongside Dr Amin Thalji president of the Palestinian medical council and Dr Shawqi Sabha Chairman of the president of the medical association welcomed two keynote speaker guests Dr Jamal Saleh from Al-Bahrain and Dr Abdallah Al- Harthy from Oman. In this welcome dinner/meeting the round table discussions went on to cover future collaboration, venues and means of promoting continuing medical education in Palestine. We are in the process of formulating proposals to follow at this meeting. We are very grateful to our guests for their support and for Drs Thalji &Sabha for joining us in the evening.
Launch of Palestine ATLS Chapter
December 19-21, 2019
We are very pleased to announce to our friends and supporters the launch of the Palestine ATLS chapter in cooperation with the Palestinian Society of Surgeons. This launch was marked by organizing our first training at the Specialties Hospital in Amman-Jordan. Ten candidate-doctors from different hospitals in Palestine have signed up for the course. Our Palestinian ATLS instructors have successfully run the training over the course of three days. This was conducted under the supervision of the ATLS international committee led by the chairman of the ATLS Jordan Chapter, Dr Mahmoud Odat. Now that this stage has been completed, we are to conduct our next ATLS training in February 2020.
Our Psychiatry Trainees Meet with IMET2000 CEO
December 19, 2019
Our CEO Dr Malik Zaben met our psychiatry residents training in Jordan; Dr Yaser AlShaer, Dr Amal Abo Obada and Dr Omar Al Ashhab.
Dr Zaben listened to the latest development in their training, the concerns they have and future directions. Dr Zaben was very pleased with their achievements and congratulated them on them. We in IMET2000 are looking forward to increasing the number of residents shortly, and for this group completion of training and return to Palestine to serve our local community.
Rawan Association Donation
December 18, 2019
Following the series of activities and programs for children with disabilities in Palestine,
IMET2000-PAL supported the Rawan association for child development to equip three resource rooms in different governmental schools in Jerusalem/Ramallah area. IMET2000-PAL will also be covering the cost of treatment for 10 children with autism spectrum disorders and learning difficulties. This grant aims to provide more services to children who have difficulty accessing these services, as there are about 700 children troubled with these conditions in Palestine.
Art Therapy for Children with Cancer
December 10, 2019
In line with the strategies of IMET2000 and our interest in mental health for children, we conducted three art therapy sessions as part of our series of art therapy program in cooperation with An-Najah University Hospital focusing on children undergoing treatment for cancer. The total number of children attending was twelve. The sessions were as follows:
The first and second sessions were held on 10/12/2019 and 17/12/2019; activities included light warm-up exercises, breathing exercises, free artistic activities and playing with clay.
The second session focused on children with psychological depression. One of the children in this group is a 10-year-old girl who was noted depressed and isolated. She enjoyed the session and interacted with the colours and began drawing, and her parents were very pleased to see that and thanked theIMET2000-Pal for this program.
The third session was also held on 25/12/2019 and was attended by 7 cancer patients. The sleeves of their shirts were decorated with comic cartoon characters to break the usual daily routine of encountering doctors and their intimidating masks. The children made their wishes for a happy New Year by drawing a group of paintings.
Basic Life Support Workshop
December 5, 2019
IMET2000-PAL organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses.
The workshop was attended by 10 nurses from Rafdia governmental hospital, Selfie Governmental Hospital, Watani governmental Hospital and Qalqilia governmental hospital at Rafidia Governmental Hospital-Nablus. This workshop was led by instructor Mr Farid Abu Liel (American Heart Association “AHA”).
Our fellows continue to prosper in mental health training and other health science fields:
Mr Sajed Ghawadra (Qabatya) completes successfully the 1st year of his PhD in mental health nursing Congratulations..!
Mr Hadi Rabee’ utilised a travel bursary from IMET2000-Pal to attend an international conference in Spain, which focuses on introducing new updates on the management of several dermatological diseases.
Dr Salah Itmaiza utilised a travel bursary to attend The European emergency medicine congress in Prague, organized by the EUSEM. The meeting focus was on the use of ultrasound in an emergency setting, toxicology and trauma.
IMET2000 organized three (BLS) for Physicians and Nurses
October 6, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians XI. The workshop was attended by 9 physicians from different governmental and private hospitals at American Arab University in Al-Ryan. This workshop was led by Instructor Mr Ahmad Hodrob (American Heart Association “AHA”).
September 28, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with JUZOOR for Health & Social Development organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians. The workshop was attended by 12 doctors from the west bank at JUZOOR for the health & social development centre in Ramallah. This workshop was led by Instructors Dr Aref Omar and Mrs Taher Wardeh (American Heart Association “AHA”).
September 25, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses. 9 nurses attended the workshop from west bank governmental hospitals at American Arab University in Jenin. Mr Fayez Ghannam (American Heart Association “AHA”) led this workshop.
A Member of our Board of Trustees Working Visit to Palestine
October 1, 2019
Our fellows continue to prosper in mental health and other health science fields:
Dr Amal Abu Obada (Gaza) completes successfully her 3rd year in mental health training-Congratulations..!
Dr Omar Al Ashhab (Ramallah) starts his 2nd year of training upon successful completion of the 1st year. Very well done!
Dr Ehab Balawi from (Gaza) successfully starts his training in Neurosurgery in China upon completion of the 1st probationary year. Well done..!
Mohammad Al Burma a travel bursary to attend an international conference in Spain, which focuses on lung cancer and new diagnostic methods for the disease!
- Dr Yasser Ashaer from (Gaza) completes 5-yr training of psychiatry training- Congratulations..!
- Ms Ibtisam Dweikat (Hebron) with a scholarship from IMET2000 continues her PhD in maternal health and midwifery. All the best!
Advanced Trauma Life Support Progress
September 30, 2019
IMET2000-PAL organised the Advanced Life Support (ATLS) 10th Edition Instructors Update Course. The workshop was attended by 9 instructors. Dr Mahmoud Odat/Chair Jordan ATLS Chapter led this workshop. We are looking forward to running this course on October 18th – 20th 2019 in the presence of international experts.
Art Therapy for Children with Cancer
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah National University Hospital organized two activities in art therapy this month for children undergoing treatment for cancer. Nine children attended the event. Through this scheme we aim to achieve multiple benefits which include, but not limited to: (1) control anger, (2) enhancing their mental health, (3) providing healthier, more positive body images, as well as support in safely expressing difficult emotions, and most importantly (4) increasing self-esteem and improving the children’s mood as they are undergoing treatment. The two activities took place on the 7th and 16th of Sep with Six children attending the first and three attending the second. The first session included a wide range of psychological art activities on the interpretation of facial expressions, breathing exercises and colouring to help introduce children to new ways to control nervous emotions appropriately. The second treatment session included analytical exercises for the character through drawing to explore the psychological feelings of children especially those suffering from isolation. During the session, the children drew many paintings with the help and support of Ms Hadeel Alawneh, our art therapist.
Pal Music UK Project in Gaza and West Bank
September 30, 2019
IMET 2000 has decided to make a substantial grant to our partner organisation Pal Music UK to support the Long Distance Digital Learning for Palestine project which builds on the successful pilot run in the Gaza Music School (GMS) over the last year in collaboration with the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (ESNCM) and the Trinity Laban College of Music in London. In that pilot (badged as LDDL Gaza), digital and audio-visual technologies were devised and used to bring expert teaching from Trinity Laban and other universities and conservatories across the UK, enabling remote learning for Palestinian students and providing mentoring and skills development for GMS teachers over the long-term. In the photo, a young GMS student is learning the Qanun which is a beautiful Arabic instrument vaguely similar in sound output to a Viennese zither and Indian sitar combined!
British Council Memorial Celebration for Chris McConville in Jerusalem
September 23, 2019
On October 21st,2019, the British Council in East Jerusalem has arranged an event in their gardens for the many friends and colleagues of Chris McConville to come together to celebrate his long life and decades of support for the Palestinian people together with his devoted wife Molly. Sadly, Chris died on February 1st in Whittington Hospital after a long battle with pulmonary problems and finally cardiothoracic failure He was nearly 85.
Colin Green first met Chris in East Jerusalem during the first intifada in about 1988 when Colin was sent out by Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) to explore the possibility of setting up the first Palestinian Medical School with MAP financial support. Chris was at the time Director of the British Council in East Jerusalem and together with Molly thrust Colin into the reality of the occupation by arranging numerous hospital and refugee camp visits for him. We all owe him a great deal. So do many Palestinians. He was a one-off and an unusual man who was complete without artifice sought no self-promotion and, unlike so many in other such organisations, was not only highly intelligent but had an incredibly flexible mind. What we valued most were his total honesty and total integrity. We have worked together on Palestinian affairs most amiably ever since first in MAP, then in helping set up the Al Quds Medical School as a Trustee of the Foundation for Al Quds Medical School (FQMS) and then until he died a loyal supporter of the International Medical Education Trust (IMET2000). Ever since 1988, we found in him the wisest of councils. He was a great guy and loyal to a fault in supporting us when under fire from Palestinians who did not agree with our ideas or methods. As he started life as a driver in the BC and then was spotted and rose through the ranks to be Director in Jerusalem that told us a lot about the BC and its internal workings to promote people of merit not just in the usual British way with snobbery or old school tie connections intervening along the way! He was a breath of fresh air…..and in love like his wife Molly with Palestine. British Council is proud of his huge contribution to the organisation and the Council culture and Palestine as are all of us in IMET2000 privileged to have known him.
Advanced Trauma Life Support on Its Way
AO Trauma Basic Principles and Fractures Treatment Course for Five Nurses
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with Al-Najah National University Hospital, supported five nurses to participate and attend a training course on the basic principles of how to manage patients with traumatic injuries. This training took place on June 20th, 2019, for three days at the Palestinian Red Crescent Centre and attended by doctors and nurses from all over the country. The course covered many scientific topics that were divided into two main categories: (i) the practical section and (ii) the theoretical section. The course focused on the basic principles of orthopaedic techniques, and methods of dealing with trauma and fractures through training in small groups guided by international and national colleges. The feedback on the course was excellent and perceived to have increased participants ‘knowledge of trauma and fractures management. This in line with our strategy to enhance trauma training in Palestine to help doctors and nurses cope with the increasing numbers of traumatic injuries. IMET2000-Pal is hoping to complement this training with the very soon upcoming training for doctors in Advanced Trauma and Life Support.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians X
Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) Training for Nurses-Session 29
August 18, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University in Jenin organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses. The workshop was attended by 9 nurses from the Arab American University (AAU) headquarters in the Al-Rayhan neighbourhood in Abu-Qash, Ramallah. This workshop was led by instructor Mr Ahmad Hodrob (American Heart Association “AHA”).
Basic Life Support (BLS) Workshop for Physicians
August 04, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University in Jenin organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support(BLS) for Physicians VIII. The workshop was attended by 10 physicians from Jenin governmental hospital and took place at the American Arab University in Jenin. This workshop was led by instructor Mr Fayez Ghannam (American Heart Association “AHA”).
The Child Accelerated Trauma Treatment Project in Gaza
August 4, 2019
The CATT project we are actively supporting in Gaza is going extremely well and our two CATT trained psychologists, Mohammed El Sharef and Haitham Shamia report good progress since July when the project started in earnest. This is a 6-month feasibility study to test the effectiveness of this treatment and if as hoped is successful it will be a big ongoing project for IMET in collaboration with our friends in Firefly International and Action for Child Trauma International (ACT).
Therapy for Children with Cancer
July 29, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah Hospital organized three activities in art therapy this month for children undergoing treatment for cancer. Through this scheme, we aim to achieve multiple benefits which extend to involve, but are not limited to (1) reduction in treatment associated stress, (2) increase sense of self-awareness, (3) improvement in communication with the treating staff, (4) providing a healthier, more positive body image as well as safe expression of difficult emotions and most importantly,(5) increase self-esteem and improvement in children mood as they are going through treatment. The first activity was on July the 9th 2019.
Six children benefited from this session which included a wide range of psychological activities. A second treatment session was also organised on the 16th of July 2019. This was attended by 4 children and included a watercolour colouring exercise for fingers and hand muscles, which left a positive impression on both boys and girls and aimed to increase their self-confidence. The third activity was on the 28th of July was attended by 4 children. This session included an activity to break the fear of treatment through cooperation with the Department of Paediatric Nursing to develop their mental thinking and communication between children and the hospital staff. The children drew many paintings with help from a volunteer nurse Ms Maryam Halabouni and Ms Hadeel Alawneh our art therapist.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Workshop for Physicians
July 21, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians VII. The workshop was attended by 20 physicians from different hospitals in the West Bank at American Arab University in Al-Reyhan. This workshop was led by Mr Ahmad Hudrob and Mr Hisham Zahrab (American Heart Association“AHA”) Instructors.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Workshop for Nurses (Critical Care)
July 10, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with the Palestinian Nursing and Midwifery Association-Bethlehem branch organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses. It is designed for critical care nurses, who are working in the emergency, medical, and critical departments. The workshop was attended by 8 nurses from governmental and private hospitals in Bethlehem. This workshop was led by Mr Ayman Anaya instructor from (American Heart Association “AHA”- American Arab University- Jenin).
Basic Life Support (BLS) Workshop for Nurses in Mental Health Services
July 2, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and American Arab University-Jenin organised the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) Training for Mental Health Nurses Session II. The workshop was attended by 10 Nurses from Mental Health Hospital/Bethlehem and Beit-Jala Governmental Hospital. This workshop was led by Mr Ahmad Hudrob (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructor.
Critical Care Nurse Training, Advanced ECG Interpretation Workshop
June 27, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah National University Hospital and Ministry of Health organised the Critical Care Nurse Training: Advanced Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation. The workshop was attended by more than 32 nurses from the government hospitals and An-Najah National University Hospital at Nablus. This workshop was led by Mr Awni Yahya, RN, BSN-Clinical Critical Instructor.
Basic Life Support Workshops
June 23, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized two Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians. The first workshop was on June 23rd, 2019 and attended by 10physicians from Beit-JalaHospital and the second one was on the 30th of the same month, the workshop was attended by 10 physicians from Tulkarem Hospital at American Arab University in Al-Reyhan. These workshops were led by Mr Ahmad Hudrob (American HeartAssociation “AHA”) Instructor.
IMET2000-Pal Signed up a Memorandum of Understanding
June 20, 2019
IMET2000-Pal signed up a memorandum of understanding with Jasmine Society. The representative of IMET2000-Pal Mr Fadi Zaben, the Chairman of Jasmine Charitable Society Mr Omar Amin, signed up a memorandum of understanding for future collaboration. The parties are looking forward to working together towards empowering Jasmine Charitable Society members of staff with training courses to deal with children with learning difficulties. On the other hand, IMET2000 will be supporting twenty children in their treatment for one year.
Art Therapy for Kids with Cancer
June 16, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah National University Hospital organized three activities in art therapy this month for children with cancer. The first activity on the 16 of June 2019 was for children with cancer and chronic diseases. This unique program provides children with a safe space to heal and gives them a voice to express and share stories. On 23 of the same month, a second activity was held. And on the 30th of June the third activity. It included a free drawing by watercolour, which each child can choose his/her own colour and that will reflect his/her feelings. Also, the children’s passion to play and draw was obvious in the colours world. In these sessions, we used art therapy to help those children and their families explore and express difficult thoughts and feeling. In this program, we are hoping to help these children cope with some of the cancer symptoms and their treatment. The workshops included a therapeutic storey to develop children’s imagination and perception and a drawing diagnostic test and scratch drawing. These activities help the children with cancer to express buried emotions, give a feeling of self-confidence and freedom, and it helps them cope with grief, fear, anxiety and depression. Approximately 9 children attended each activity. Ms Hadeel Alawneh, an art therapist, led the activities.
IMET2000-Pal signed up a memorandum of understanding with Sanad Society.
June 3, 2019
The representative of IMET2000 in Palestine Mr Fadi Zaben, and the Executive Director of Sanad Society Mrs Dina Jawhari, signed a memorandum of understanding for future collaboration. The parties are looking forward to working together towards empowering Sanad’s society members of staff with training courses to deal with children with learning difficulties.
Practical Guidelines for Infection Control in Health Care Facilities Workshop
May 6, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University – Al-Qubeiba branch, organized the Infection Prevention and Control Training for Primary Health Care Nurses: “Practical Guidelines for Infection Control in Health Care Facilities”. It is designed for Primary health care nurses, who are working in primary health care clinics and departments. The workshop was attended by more than 50 nurses and nursing students.
Art Therapy for Kids with Cancer
May 4, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah National University Hospital organized three activities in art therapy this month for children with cancer. The first activity on the 4th of May, 2019 was for children with cancer and chronic diseases. This unique program provides children with a safe space to heal and gives them a voice to express and share stories. On the 15th of the same month, a second activity was held. And on the 25th of May the third activity. It included free drawing with watercolours, using colour to represent a mood, a feeling, or a troubling event. For instance, it can help a patient express those deeper emotions and challenges. Colours can be used as a starting point for discussing difficult topics. The workshops included a therapeutic storey to develop children’s imagination and perception and a drawing diagnostic test and scratch drawing. These activities help the children with cancer to express buried emotions, give a feeling of self-confidence and freedom, and it helps them cope with grief, fear, anxiety and depression. Approximately 6 children attended each activity. Ms Hadeel Alawneh, an art therapist, led the activities.
PhD Scholarship in Nursing Psychiatry
As a part of its programs in developing the health sector, Mr Sajed Ghawadreh was granted a scholarship by IMET 2000 to study a PhD in nursing psychiatry and psychology at the University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Meeting with Jasmine Charitable Society
April 10, 2019
IMET2000-Pal Representative Mr Fadi Zaben and Dr Mohammad Obeidallah had a meeting with the CEO of Jasmine Charitable Society Mr Omar Amin, and the Executive Director Mrs Wafa Alshikh, to discuss opportunities to collaborate in the future and an IMET2000 scholarship for help in the treatment of 20 children with learning difficulties.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses
March 27, 2019
On March 27th, 2019; in a collaboration between IMET2000-Pal, The Ministry of Health, and Arab American University-Jenin, we organized a Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses from governmental hospitals in Rafeedia Hospital, Salfeet Hospital, and Al-Watani Hospital. The workshop was attended by 10 nurses at Rafeedia Hospital in Nablus and this workshop was led by Mr Ahmad Hudrob (American Heart Association“ AHA”).
Travel Bursary Award for Medical Students
March 21, 2019
March, 21th – 23th, 2019, IMET2000-PAL once again stands for youth, supporting them to improve their own career. IMET2000 supported Mr Omar Abu Shamma and Mr Yazan Abed to attend the 3rd Middle East Cystic Fibrosis Conference “MECFC 2019”, which held in Istanbul, Turkey. Both of them expressed their feeling about gaining new skills and exposure to a different experience.
March 20, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah National University Hospital and the Ministry of Health organized the Critical Care Nurse Training: Overview of Mechanical Ventilator Support and Management. This training is designed to provide nurses with an overview of mechanical ventilators from a Nursing Perspective: basic theory and principles of mechanical ventilators, different modes and settings, complications, troubleshooting and supportive care. The workshop was attended by 30 nurses from governmental hospitals and An-Najah National University Hospital in Nablus. This workshop was led by Dr Muhammad H. Ibrahim.
Basic Life Support for Physicians
March 17, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with Beit-Jala Governmental Hospital and Arab American University-Jenin organized the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians. The workshop was attended by 10 physicians at the Arab American University in Al-Reyhan. This workshop was led by Mr Ahmad Hudrob (American Heart Association “AHA” Instructor).
IMET2000 Annual Dinner 2019
February 1, 2019
The IMET2000 Annual Dinner took place in the Peers’ Dining Room at The House of Lords on Friday 1st February 2019 kindly hosted by Baroness Jenny Tonge.
We were delighted to once again have so many guests with us for the event and we are so grateful for the efforts of many of our guests who still travelled from out of London to the House of Lords despite the heavy snow that fell the night before the Dinner.
During the evening guests enjoyed wonderful entertainment from Mark Thomas the famous stand-up comedian, theatre actor, satirist, journalist, writer and human rights activist.
Special guests on the night included Dr Salem Abukhaizaran, CEO of Istishari Hospital in Palestine and Ambassador Dr Husam Zomlot and his wife Suzan. Dr Zomlot spoke to guests about the healthcare needs in both Gaza and West Bank and the need for IMET2000’s special skills in higher training of all professionals in the Health Sector. Dr Malik Zaben, IMET2000 Chief Executive Officer then talked to the guests about the importance of IMET2000’s current projects.
We are indebted to and would like to thank our event sponsor BB Energy as well as all those who supported the event so generously by taking a table or tickets, making a donation or pledge, donating or purchasing a prize.
We raised funds for the nine projects shown below and happily the event was a great success reaching our target of £94,000.
- The CATT Project in Gaza
- The Sanad Project in Nablus
- The Rawan Project in Ramallah
- The Jasmine Project in Ramallah
- Art Therapy in Nablus for Gazan Children
- PhD Scholarship in Malaysia in Mental Health
- Basic Life Support Training
- Advanced Training in Neurosurgery
- Critical Care Nursing in Cardiff for An Najah University
IMET 2000-PAL Medical Research Methodology Workshop
February 24, 2019
IMET2000-Pal organised a workshop on Medical Research Methodology for medical students and healthcare professionals interested in clinical research. More than 25, 5th and 6th-year medical students and doctors in training attended the workshop, which was conducted by our CEO Dr Malik Zaben, Clinical Lecturer and Researcher in Neurosurgery, Cardiff University, UK. The training was aimed at enhancing the knowledge of students about types of medical research, and the difference between research and a clinical audit. Students were also trained on how to design their research questions and proposals.
Meeting with Anesthesia Doctors
February 23, 2019
IMET2000 CEO, Dr Malik Zaben and the IMET2000-Pal team had a strategic meeting with Anesthesia doctors in the Westbank. In this meeting, issues of mutual interest to both parties were thoroughly discussed. A special focus was given to the outcomes of the Anaesthesia Training Programme and its future.
Art Therapy Training
February 21, 2019
As a part of its program in developing the health sector, IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah National University Hospital organised three workshops in art therapy. The first training was on the 31st of January 2019 for children with cancer and chronic diseases. On the 21st of February, we performed the second training. It included free drawing with watercolours, where each child could choose his/her own colour that reflects his/her feelings. On the 23rd of the same month, we did the third training, which included psychodrama activities. Also, the children’s passion to play and draw was obvious in the colours that they used. In these sessions, we used art therapy to help those children and their families explore and express difficult thoughts and feelings. Ms Hadeel Alawneh (art therapy teacher) directed the training in the hospital.
Training the Trainers (TTT) for Nurses and Clinical Instructors
February 12, 2019
IMET 2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah National University Hospital- Nablus, organised the Training the Trainers (TtT) workshop for nurses and clinical instructors. The workshop was attended by 30 nurses and clinical teachers from An-Najah National University Hospital. This workshop was led by our CEO Dr Malik Zaben, Clinical Lecturer and Researcher in Neurosurgery, Cardiff University, UK.
Acute Neurosurgical Emergencies Workshop
February 11, 2019
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with GSK Pharmaceutical Company and Palestinian Emergency Doctors Association organized a workshop under the title of “Acute Neurosurgical Emergencies ”. The workshop was attended by 30 emergency doctors and interns. This lecture was given by our CEO Dr Malik Zaben. This training covered the key management strategies and approaches to neurosurgical emergencies with a special focus on traumatic brain injury.
How to Conduct a Systematic Review Workshop
February 3, 2019
On the 3rd of February, 2019, IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with The Deanship of Scientific Research organised a workshop titled: “How to Conduct a Systematic Review”. The workshop was attended by 40 students from Al-Quds University – Abu dies, Jerusalem. The workshop was led by Dr Hasan Alsalman, Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Training for Nurses
January 30, 2019
In a collaboration between IMET2000-Pal, The Ministry of Health, and The Arab American University-Jenin, we organised a Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses from governmental hospitals in Hebron. The workshop was attended by 10 nurses at the Arab American University (AAU) headquarters in Al-Rayhan neighbourhood at Abu-Qash in Ramallah. This workshop was led by Mr Salah Taher (American Heart Association “AHA”).
John Beavis obituary
A trauma surgeon who devoted his 25-year retirement to treating victims in conflict zones, from Bosnia to Gaza, and training local physicians
What started as the Bosnian Fund gave rise in 2000 to Ideals – International Disaster and Emergency Aid with Long-Term Support. Under John’s guidance as founder chairman, Ideals promoted primary trauma care (PTC) courses, which they deemed most cost-effective for the developing world. In 2003, John accompanied Ideals trustees and volunteers to Peshawar, in northern Pakistan, to set up the first PThe doctors proved invaluable when an earthquake hit northern Pakistan and surrounding areas in 2005. John arranged for food, medical equipment and tents to be delivered to the devastated village of Bedadi. These proved so successful that they were adopted in other parts of the country, with more than 2000 doctors receiving training in the immediate management of seriously injured victims of trauma.
From 2009 onwards, he and Ideals focused on Palestine, initially together with Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) in Gaza, establishing PTC courses. Largely because of the rapport John established with Palestinian medical colleagues, as well as managers and politicians, Ideals became involved in all aspects of rehabilitation and post-trauma care, such as occupational care and physiotherapy.
In partnership with the Tropical Health and Education Trust, three orthopaedic surgeons from Gaza received seven months’ training in complex limb reconstruction surgery at King’s College hospital in London. This proved invaluable to help the many civilian casualties of recent military assaults on Gaza.
I first met John when his knowledge of trauma helped us upgrade the burns and plastic surgery clinical services in Gaza and the West Bank.
Born in Brighton and adopted by William Beavis, a cook in the Royal Navy, and his wife, Ann (nee McAninch), John soon shone at Varndean school and went to University College London, graduating first in biochemistry and then in medicine.
After qualifying as a doctor in 1967, he served as a medical officer (lieutenant, Royal Navy) to Royal Marine Commando Units until 1973 and developed his lifelong interest in trauma, orthopaedics, reconstructive surgery, the way modern weaponry damages living tissue and the effect of military conflict on both civilian victims and military personnel. He then specialised as an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon and worked in the NHS until the heart attack and bypass surgery that led to his retirement at the age of 53.
He was deputy director of the Leonard Cheshire Centre for Conflict Recovery (1995-2005), researching the role of medical relief provided in war and disaster; chaired the Be Safe charity, promoting protection against knife and gun crime (2000-05); and in 2001 was awarded the Bosnian Medal of Honour for his work in Sarajevo hospitals during and after the civil war. In the recent New Year’s Honours he was appointed OBE.
In 1961 John married Kate (Kay), Frankland. She survives him, along with their son, Stuart, and daughters, Telina and Caresse.
• John Beavis, surgeon and humanitarian healthcare volunteer, born 8 June 1940; died 5 December 2018