Gaza Child Mental Trauma Clinic Holds Successful Open Day
December 20, 2021
On Saturday, November 20, the Gaza Child Mental Trauma Clinic (GCMTC)held its first and very successful ‘Open Day’. This was funded by Firefly International, Action for Child Trauma and IMET2000 as all three UK charities believed this a natural progression from the CATT project dealing with children with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The mixed programme started at 0830 and went on until completion at 1660. In case of bad weather, it was held in the Museum Hotel and catered for 61 carefully selected children who had been treated over the last 2 years (28 boys and 33 girls) as well as 42 carers and many parents. They were taken by bus to the hotel and greeted by a band of clowns. This was all organised by our director in the GCMTC Mohammed el Sharef. The programme comprised a mixed list of entertainments including the Delia Arts Band providing music for singalongs, clowns, drawing and arts ‘competitions’, dance groups and a ready supply of food and drinks hot and cold. From the joy and pleasure that can be seen on the video clips and photos as well as great feedback from the carers and parents, we conclude that it was a great success and an event worth putting on say every 3 months. Well done to Mohammed and all his team. And we are so grateful for the music provided by the charity based in Gaza, the Delia Arts Centre. Many thanks to all.
An IMET2000 Webinar on Research Methodology: Attended by more than 270 participants
December 19, 2021
Our branch in Palestine (IMET2000-Pal) has organised a Webinar on research methodology under the umbrella of our recently launched Research Club. This webinar was attended by more than 270 healthcare professionals and students from Palestine and neighbouring countries. It was delivered by our CEO, Dr Malik Zaben. The participants were taken through the importance of research in health before Dr Zaben pointed out the key benefits of healthcare professionals involved in research. He then talked extensively on key research methodologies used in health-related research projects particularly randomised clinical trials, cohort studies, cross-sectional surveys and case-control studies. The webinar was closed by taking a large number of questions from the participants. This webinar will be followed by hands-on sessions wherein participants will be closely supervised to develop their own research projects. Dr Zaben pointed out that “IMET2000 has allocated the needed funds to develop its Research Club to international standards. This Club will be a hub to deliver much needed relevant and interesting research projects for Palestine and the area.
IMET2000 launches the activities of its Health Research Club
Under the auspices of H.E Prof Abu Mowisthe Minister of Higher Education and Research, and the presence of our founder Prof Colin Green, we have launched the activities of our Health Research Club.
Prof Abu Mowis has praised the idea of developing a Health Research Club as a hub to encourage Palestinian health sciences, students doctors and nurses to indulge in Research Activities. He pledged full support from the Ministry for this initiative and encouraged multidisciplinary collaboration.
In his opening speech Prof Green has pointed out how Palestinians’ unique experience has come to be at the centre of an international matrix, a spider’s cobweb, of research and learning in a new discipline in healthcare badged as EXTREME HEALTHCARE. He added, “We can turn horrible suffering and victimisation into an opportunity of global significance where you will be world leaders in this enterprise.”
The opening lecture (one out of 7) was given by our CEO Dr Malik Zaben under the title “How to Do Your First Clinical Audit”. The session was attended by more than 350 participants largely from Palestine but also from other countries in the Middle East and Africa.
This Research Club will form an umbrella under which young investigators will come together to investigate healthcare matters of interest to their own countries, particularly in under-resourced countries. This matrix will provide a network for participants to interact and learn from each other’s experiences. IMET2000 is supporting this initiative financially and logistically.
IMET2000 Organized Basic Life Support Training Workshop for Doctors
December 4, 2021
IMET2000-Pal in cooperation with An-Najah National University organised the training course:
Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Doctors
This workshop was held for Rafidia and Al Watani hospitals in Nablus and was attended by 12 doctors at An-Najah Training Centre. This training prompts physicians and nurses to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED according to American Heart Association Guidelines. It was led by Instructors Dr Lubna Abu Saoud and Mr Ahmad Al Aswad.
IMET2000 Organized Two Basic Life Support Training Workshops for Healthcare Professionals
November 28, 2021
IMET2000-Pal in cooperation with Arab American University and An-Najah National University organised Two Critical Core Training:
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians and Nurses
The workshops were attended by 21 doctors and Nurses from different hospitals in the West Bank at IMET Training Centre and Najah Training Centre. these workshops aim to learn about Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for healthcare professionals, Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid. They were led by (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructors.
IMET2000 Organized an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Training Workshop for Al Askari Hospital
November 25, 2021
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course for Physicians and Nurses VI
The opening of the workshops started with a few welcoming words from Miss Emaa Saada, where she welcomed the attendees and outlined different events organised by IMET2000 as well as a glimpse of IMET2000’s future plans. The workshop was directed by Mr Ashraf Juhasha and Mr Ahmad Houdrob reliable instructors from the American Heart Association. The training involved the use of medical dolls which helped educate the trainees on how to perform advanced cardiac resuscitation on patients that needed immediate aid and allowed them to practice it. This was alongside a scientific and practical explanation provided by the instructors.
IMET2000 Celebrates the Graduation of our First MSc Student in Community Mental Health
November 21, 2021
We are very pleased to share with you the good news that Ms Zareefa Shaabna has completed her MSc studies in community mental health nursing- fully sponsored by IMET2000. Whilst she is getting ready to join mental health services and serve the Palestinian community, this is what she had to say:
“My name is Zareefa Shaabna, and I was a recipient of one of the scholarships in 2019 to pursue my dream of getting a master’s degree in Community Mental Health Nursing at An-Najah National University, and I will be graduating with a GPA of 4 (Degree of Excellence).
I’m writing this letter to personally thank you for helping me pursue my dream of becoming a mental health practitioner. By awarding me the Scholarship, you have reduced my financial burden, allowing me to focus on my study and not worry about the financial aspects. This kind of Scholarship is crucial for Palestinian students with ambition and potentials who have financial constraints that prevent them from pursuing their dreams and prevent them from advancing their society, especially in areas such as mental health, which is strongly needed in our country.
I want to thank all the founders and the supporters of the IMET2000-Pal for their generosity. I hope one day I will also be able to help struggling students reach their goals in higher education by assisting them in the same way you helped me.”
IMET2000 Supports a Young Enthusiastic Doctor to Complete a Course in Medical Education
The Three Marathons Run by Amanda Tombs a Huge Success
November 6, 2021
Amanda Tombs has just recently completed three marathons with all proceeds going to IMET2000. These were Brighton September 12 th, Berlin the 26 th and Paris on October 17 th. To do this on our behalf is incredibly generous and has proven so very successful not just in completion of each in excellent times but financially for IMET2000 as she has raised over £7000 for our work in Palestine, particularly in Gaza. We are so grateful to her and also the 140 or more kind supporters who donated to this total. Another great long-standing friend Ivor Dembina has contributed substantially by donating the proceeds to her campaign from many Saturday comedy shows (7 more to go as of today!) he has put on as benefits for IMET2000 and Medical Aid for Palestine (MAP) to be used for mobile outreach clinics in the West Bank.
Amanda’s campaign page on Just Giving (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/amanda-tombs8) will remain open until Ivor has completed his gigs with his donations matched by an anonymous donor. Our CEO, Dr Malik Zaben has just returned from Ramallah after 10 days of intensive work and reports huge progress in our management of the CV19 pandemic, in acute Trauma and Life Support (ATLS) Centre and our many child mental health projects in both Gaza and the West Bank. This Tombs campaign has made a big contribution to all these life-saving and quality of life projects in Palestine and all of us at the frontline applaud Amanda and all donors for the wonderful support.
The International Medical Education Trust 2000 Completes ItsSecond Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS) at ItsTraining Center in Ramallah
October 29, 2021
The International Medical Education Trust 2000 has concluded a three-day Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) training course accredited by the American College of Surgeons (27-29th Oct. 2021) at the IMET training centre in Ramallah.
The course started with a speech from the Director of Training, Dr Fahmy Jubran, in the presence of the representative of the International Medical Education Trust (IMET) in Palestine and the training coordinator, Mr Fadi Zaben and Dr Ahmed Al-Shalalfa, the representative of the training organization in Jordan. They welcomed the attendees and announced the start of the second course for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) in Palestine.
Sixteen physicians from different districts and hospitals of the West Bank and Jerusalem participated in the training, which included both theoretical lectures and practical hands-on sessions using real scenarios and equipment that simulate reality in dealing with injuries in all the following topics: Advanced Airway Management (paediatrics and adults), Advanced Breathing Management, Advanced Circulation Managements, Disability Managements, Initial Assessment and Primary Survey, Secondary Survey.
At the end of the third day, the trainees underwent a practical and theoretical exam, in addition to a rigorous assessment by the trainers, which qualifies them to obtain an accredited certificate from the American College of Surgeons.
Finally, the Chief Executive Officer of the IMET2000, Dr Malik Zaben, highlighted in a comment for him the importance of this training for the Palestinian medical staff and its ability to promote continuing medical education for physicians in general and surgeons in particular and indicated the organization’s intention to continue holding such training to develop the Palestinian healthcare system.
The Executive Director of IMET2000 Participates in the First Conference Diaspora Council for Innovation
October 20, 2021
Ramallah, the first conference for “Diaspora Council for Innovation” was held on Wednesday, Oct 20th, 2021 in the headquarters of the Palestinian Red Crescent at Al-Bireh, with the intention of presenting the most important success stories that are being implemented in Palestine in cooperation with diaspora and the council.
A group of leading scientists, inventors and scholars of success stories from the Palestinian diaspora and friends of Palestine participated in the conference in order to establish a mechanism for cooperation and networking between the council and the diaspora and to discuss the diaspora’s initiatives in transferring and settling technology in Palestine.
Dr Malik Zaben, Chief Executive Officer of IMET2000 and a neurosurgeon in the UK were asked by the conference to speak about his role in developing the Palestinian health sector and his most important achievements throughout his career. During his speech, Dr Zaben outlined his vision towards developing innovative strategies to encourage medical research and discovery in Palestine.
IMET2000 Held a Workshop on Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation at IMET Training Centre
October 15, 2021
IMET2000-Pal with the cooperation with Arab American University organised the:
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Training for Physicians and Nurses from different hospitals
It is designed for Physicians and nurses, who are working in the emergency and critical departments. The workshop was attended by 6 participants at the IMET training centre in Ramallah.
This workshop was led by Mr Ashraf Abuejheisheh instructor from American Heart Association “AHA”- American Arab University.
IMET2000 Organised Two Basic Life Support Training Workshops this Month
October 13, 2021
IMET2000-Pal in cooperation with American Arab University and An Najah National University organised the Critical Core Training:
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Doctors and Nurses
These workshops are designed for governmental and private hospitals to increase the efficiency of the healthcare system at West Bank especially during this hard time and they were attended by 20 doctors and nurses from emergency and intensive care units. The Workshops were held at An Najah life support training centre in An-Najah National University and IMET training centre. the aim of these workshops is to learn about Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for healthcare professionals, Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid. The workshops were led by (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructors.
IMET2000 in Collaboration with PMC Surgical Department Organised a Hands-on Workshop on Clinical Audit
October 11, 2021
As part of our work to promote clinical research in Palestine, we have organised an online workshop on clinical audit part two. This was organised through our partnership with PMC surgical department. The workshop was led by our CEO, Dr Malik Zaben and attended by about 16 surgeons.We are building on the foundations of this workshop to support participants on their future planned audits practically.
IMET2000 Autumn Extravaganza in aid of Child Refugees, Victims of War and of Pandemics
September 27, 2021
Our second major fundraising event in 2021 on zoom on September 27 th has turned out to be a triumph both in interest and entertainment value as well as income generator. We estimate that there was an audience of over 300 and the feedback in the last four days has been lyrical and more than encouraging. We decided to divide the programme in two halves; In the first, we concentrated all the videos and talks on the Middle East with reports from Palestine, Syria and Yemen. These depended for their success on our own team in Palestine led by our CEO, Dr Malik Zaben and with great partners Firefly International and Action for Child Trauma International. After an exceptional opening talk by the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK, Dr Husam Zumlot, we were treated to a fascinating conversation between the renowned film director Ken Loach and Farah Nabulsi, a rising Palestinian star in the film world, who has just won a BAFTA award for best short film ‘The Present’ and was shortlisted for an Oscar in the USA. Our great friend and well known stand-up comedian Imran Yusuf completed this part of the programme with much laughter at his rapid-fire humour.
In the second session, we concentrated all the programme to our projects in Africa (Uganda and Ghana) and Asia (Tibet refugee camps in India and other projects in West Bengal and in Laos). We had beautiful videos from Herona Hospital in Uganda and from our Action Through Enterprise partners in Ghana with IMET2000 support for their work with disabled children. Our long-term supporter and Patron Mark Thomas as ever made us all laugh to lift our spirits from the COVID-19 gloom. The evening was completed by an inspirational recorded video of another Patron, Jon Snow (Channel 4 newscaster)talking about his love of Uganda and its people.
Colin Green announced the exciting news that IMET2000 has donated a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser Ambulance, a large oxygen generator, 24 brand new hospital beds and mattresses and a water purification system already and thanked the sponsors BB Energy, Peak Scientific Ltd and Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd for their philanthropy in making all this possible in the last few months.
We cannot thank all these stars enough for giving their time pro bono as well as our colleagues in the front line, our Board of Trustees and Council of Patrons and finally all the guests and wonderful donors for huge generosity. They enabled us to hit our target and we can now budget for ever more projects and activities to meet the ever increasing demands on our services globally.
Summer Camp for Children with Chronic Diseases and Cancer
August 20, 2021
IMET2000 supports Al-Sadeel Society for Palliative Care in Bethlehem in organising their annual summer camp for orphaned children and children affected by cancer and other chronic diseases such as diabetes.
Our representative in Palestine, Mr Fadi Zaben has joined the opening ceremony and the launch of the camp this morning. The camp will continue over the course of the week and will include a wide range of interactive mental, creative and physical activities. Our support of this camp comes as part of our art therapy scheme in Palestine to alleviate the suffering of children with chronic diseases coming from disadvantaged families.
IMET2000 supports a medical student-led campaign to increase people’s awareness of COVID-19 in Palestine
August 18, 2021
This campaign conducted by PMSA and supported by IMET2000 aimed to increase community awareness on COVID19 and its vaccination and encourage the people to wear masks and take the vaccine. This activity was conducted in approximately 6 places where more than 35 members from PMSA have volunteered in the activity. Masks and brochures were handed out to people in public places and malls in order to raise awareness about COVID-19, its symptoms, and the appropriate way to wear masks.
IMET2000 Launches the First In-home ATLS Training in Palestine
August 12, 2021
Today we have launched the first Advanced Trauma Life Support course in Palestine. This course comes after months of work and preparations by our team in Palestine.
16 doctors will be trained on the latest guidelines of how to handle acutely injured patients. This course is recognised internationally for its positive impact on saving lives after traumatic injuries.
We are exceedingly grateful for our partners in Jordan ATLS Chapter for their support all along. We are also extremely thankful for our funders who have enabled us to get our trauma training unit equipped and refurbished!
Thank you all IMET2000-Pal members of staff and faculty members (local and visiting) for making this dream come true!!
Our CEO is Awarded the Guarantors of the Brain Fellowship
August 3, 2021
It is our utmost pleasure to share with our supporters the good news that our CEO Dr Malik Zaben was awarded the Guarantors of the Brain Fellowship. This fellowship will enable Dr Zaben to continue his research in the field of stem cell biology and brain repair after injury.
Please join us in congratulating Dr Zaben on this remarkable achievement and wishing him all the success in his future research plans.
To read more about this click here
Training the Trainer (TtT) Workshop for An-Najah National University
August 1, 2021
IMET 2000-PAL Organised the Training the Trainer (TtT) workshop for An-Najah National University via zoom. The workshop was attended by more than 100 medical staff from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. This workshop was opened by Dr Khalil Issa the Dean of The Faculty of Medicine who welcomed the audience and our CEO Dr Malik Zaben, who led the training. This workshop comes as one of 4 workshops that come as part of IMET2000’s effort to promote and develop medical education in Palestine.
IMET2000 Donates Oxygen Generators to A’anin Village at Jenin Governorate
July 20, 2021
IMET2000 continues to support the north and rural regions in Palestine with another 2 Oxygen Generators for Anin Village, now it is can provide people who suffer from COVID-19 or post COVID-19 symptoms with these generators. This project also aims to facilitate the discharge of patients from hospitals as soon as it is safe to do so, to open up more spaces for people with serious symptoms.
IMET2000 Organized an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Training Workshop for Physicians
July 18, 2021
IMET2000-Pal held a workshop covering advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation that was attended by 7 doctors from different hospitals. It was titled:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course for Physicians and Nurses IV
The workshop opened with a few welcoming words from Dr Mohammed Obaidullah, He welcomed the attendees and outlined different events organised by IMET2000 as well as a glimpse of IMET2000’s plans. The workshop was directed by Mr Ashraf Juhasha a reliable instructor from the American Heart Association. The training involved using medical dolls which helped educate the trainees on how to perform advanced cardiac resuscitation on patients that needed immediate aid and allowed them to practice it. This was alongside a scientific and practical explanation provided by the instructors.
Third Music Therapy Session for Children at Jasmine Society
July 16, 2021
IMET2000 held the third and last music therapy session for children with autism and learning disabilities at Jasmine Charitable Society in Ramallah. More than 50 children benefited from the session which was led by the therapist Omar Jaber. Music therapy is a psycho-sensory therapy in which music is used as a tool of treatment by using it to help children with special needs such as children with autism, learning difficulties and behavioural problems. It enhances the communication of children with the therapist and with each other by using music instead of words during a group therapy session. It also helps children with self-expressions to relieve their stress and increase their self-confidence and positive energy.
IMET2000 Held Five Basic Life Support Training Workshops this Month
IMET2000-Pal in cooperation with Arab American University and Bethlehem University organised five Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians and Nurses The workshops were attended by 50 doctors and Nurses from different hospitals in the West Bank at IMET Training Centre and Bethlehem University. These workshops aim to learn about Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for healthcare professionals, Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid. They were led by American Heart Association (AHA) Instructors.
IMET2000-Pal Participates in ATLS Course in Jordan for Training Doctors from Gaza
July 15, 2021
We have participated in an Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course organised by ATLS Jordan. This course continues the collaboration between the newly born ATLS Palestine Chapter and Jordan ATLS- led by Dr M Odat. 16 doctors from different districts of the Gaza strip were trained in the course. Mr Fady Zaben, Palestine ATLS chapter coordinator and Drs Jubran & Dablah have kindly participated and contributed to the delivery of the course.
As it stands, the clinical management of major trauma in Palestine is not well-organised and inefficient. By implementing ATLS in Palestine, we are hoping to improve outcomes in terms of deaths and provide dynamic dealing with casualties after trauma. We are looking to run our first in-home ATLS training in August 2021. This will be in collaboration with Jordan ATLS Chapter.
Specialist Training in Mental Health in Yemen with Action for Child Trauma International (ACTI)
July 15, 2021
We are excited to be involved with a new project in war-torn Yemen sadly in desperate need of help in the Health Sector because of the ongoing civil war. In this project, our trusted friends and colleagues led by Stella Charman in the charity Action for Child International (ACTI) have pioneered in Yemen a training programme for all trying to provide a mental health service under enormous difficulties (political, military violence and gross poverty) badged as the Anxiety and Resilience Programme. We have worked for over two years with ACTI in the CATT programme in Gaza and are impressed with the skills of the UK team and the positive reports from the Palestinian psychologists. We have therefore decided to support financially this different programme in Yemen alongside the UK charity, the British Yemeni Association, in which courses will be run by Stella and our clinical lead Dr Ghalia Al Alsha based in Amman hoping to train 30 psychologists, counsellors, teachers and social workers in this technique so that they, in turn, become trainers. A full breakdown of the work of ACTI can be seen in the link below:
Dr Alalami from Gaza starts his psychiatry training fellowship
Dr Majid Alalami from Gaza has just started his training in psychiatry. He is going to be our third fellow in this field from Gaza.
Here are a few words from him:
“Good things come to those who wait”
“IMET2000 made the dream of a Gazan physician and Palestinian refugee, come true. I was granted a generous scholarship to study Psychiatry at JUST University and King Abdullah University Hospital, in October 2019.
My exhausting 12-month-journey, struggling to cross 3 international borders to reach Irbid, Jordan would only have been possible because of the limitless emotional and financial support of IMET2000, especially, the CEO Dr Malik Zaben and the founder, director of overseas development & treasurer, Prof. Colin Green, and the whole wonderful team in the United Kingdom and Palestine.”
IMET2000 Supports Sanad Society for Children with Learning Disabilities
July 11, 2021
We have signed up an agreement with Sanad Society, a charitable organisation based in Nablus to support children with learning disabilities. This grant will cover the expenses of the essential treatment of 20 children for the year 2021. These children come from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Northern part of the West Bank. We are pleased to have been able to continue this partnership for the third year in a row.
IMET2000 Organised the Fifth Training Workshop on The Clinical Audit
July 10, 2021
In response to calls from medical students and post-graduate doctors, IMET2000-Pal held a training workshop under the title of:
How to do a Clinical Audit Round V
IMET2000 has made developing medical research and clinical audits for healthcare professionals and students in Palestine one of its top priorities for the year 2021. This workshop is one in a series of others to follow as part of our programme. It was held via ZOOM and attended by 35 doctors and medical students.
IMET2000’s CEO Dr Malik Zaben ran the workshop where he began by describing the importance of medical research and clinical audits in Palestine, and their role in facilitating diagnostic procedures for patients in the future. He also emphasised how highly valued and announced the Third Annual Conference of Clinical Audit in Palestine will be held by IMET2000 in September 2021, Dr Zaben stated his appreciation for the doctors that attended, and how this session among the rest that will follow, will contribute to improving the medical sector in Palestine.
Second Music Therapy Session for Children at Jasmine Society
July 6, 2021
IMET2000 held the second music therapy session for children with autism and learning disabilities at Jasmine Charitable Society in Ramallah. More than 50 children benefited from the session which was led by the therapist Omar Jaber.
Music therapy is a psycho-sensory therapy in which music is used as a tool of treatment by using it to help children with special needs such as children with autism, learning difficulties and behavioural problems. It enhances the communication of children with the therapist and with each other by using music instead of words during a group therapy session. It also helps children with self-expressions to relieve their stress and increase their self-confidence and positive energy.
Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians 2021 session VI
June 20, 2021
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians and Nurses
June 19, 2021
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An-Najah National University-Nablus organised the Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians and Nurses. The workshop was attended by 11 doctors and Nurses from different hospitals in the West Bank at Najah life support training centre in An-Najah National University. It aims to learn about Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for healthcare professionals, Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid. It led by Mrs Mahdia Kony and Mr Ahmad Al-Aswad. (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructors.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for Physicians Workshop
June 13, 2021
IMET2000 Delivers Urgent Aid to Gaza
May 26, 2021
We are very pleased to have been able to deliver urgent aid to Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza. We hope this aid will help alleviate the suffering of people in Gaza after the recent crisis.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors and supporters for their generosity and immediate response to our call. We would also like to thank our partners in the Palestinian American Medical Association (PAMA), without whom this mission would have been impossible.
IMET2000 Supports Sanad Society for Children with Learning Disabilities
May 25, 2021
We have signed an agreement with Sanad Society, a charitable organisation based in Nablus in order to support children with learning disabilities.
This grant will cover the expenses of the essential treatment of 20 children for the year 2021. These children come from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Northern part of the West Bank.
We are pleased to have been able to continue this partnership for the third year in a row.
IMET2000 Organised Basic Life Support Training Workshop this Month
May 1, 2021
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organised another Critical Core Training:
Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) Training with COVID_19 Patients for physicians and Nurses 2021 IV
The workshop comes as part of ongoing collaboration between IMET2000-Pal and MoH to increase the efficiency of the healthcare system at West Bank especially during this hard time.
This workshop was attended by 7 Doctors and Nurses from the Palestinian Medical Complex (PMC) at American Arab University in Al-Riyhan.
All Covid-19 precautions have been taken in consideration for this workshop, and it was led by Mr. Fayez Ghannam (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructor.
IMET2000 Donates Oxygen Generators to Areas Badly Hit with COVID-19 in Palestine
This month we have started distributing more than 50 oxygen generators to many villages and refugee camps across the West Bank. This was done to help the health sector in Palestine cope with the pandemic. As the number of cases rises, we hope to relieve hospitals by providing home-oxygen therapy for those who otherwise would have to be treated as in-patients. This primarily includes patients with mild to moderate COVID symptoms who do not necessarily require positive pressure oxygen therapy (CPAP) or ventilation in intensive care. This project also aims to discharge patients from hospitals as soon as it is safe to do so, in order to open up more spaces for people with serious symptoms.
IMET2000 Supports The Palestinian Medical Students’ Association
April 25, 2021
As part of our strategy to uplift medical education in Palestine and as part of an internal agreement, we have financially covered the membership fees of the Palestinian Medical Students’ Association (PMSA) in the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) for 2020. This step is seen by both sides as an enabling step to enhance medical students’ activities and aspirations.
This very initial step will be followed by a series of collaborative activities that the two parties are hoping to deliver over the next few months. Those activities range from empowering healthcare professional and medical students research skills to community-based campaigns to increase the Palestinians awareness of public health issues of interest.
Our Research Club Continues its Activities in Promoting Clinical Research in Palestine
April 22, 2021
Following our recent successful didactic workshop on how to conduct a systematic review, we have organised a practical session for those who have come forward with a research idea. This workshop led by our CEO Dr Malik Zaben allowed the participants to present their ideas and get effective feedback. The feedback we have had on the workshop is excellent and we are hoping to organise a follow on the workshop in a few weeks to get a few projects underway. We are hoping to start seeing some publications and serious club outputs in the near future.
IMET2000 Continues its Support for Children with Learning and Mental Disabilities
April 22, 2021
Further to our commitment to supporting children with mental health problems and learning disabilities, we have continued our financial support for the “Early Intervention Society” in Ramallah. Our programme of support extends to cover the treatment expenses of more than 20 children for the year 2021. These children have been identified to come from disadvantaged families in rural areas. Our team in Ramallah has organised a visit to the charity and were happy to see the kids receiving their treatments actively as planned.
IMET2000 Held a Workshop on Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Arab American University in Al-Rayhan
March 29, 2021
IMET2000-Pal held a workshop covering advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation that was attended by 5 doctors from different hospitals during 28,29/3/2021 and it was titled:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course for Physicians
The workshop opened with a few welcoming words from Dr Mohammed Obaidullah, where he welcomed the attendees and outlined different events organised by IMET2000 as well as a glimpse of IMET2000’s future plans. The workshop was directed by Mr Ashraf Abu Juhaisha a reliable instructor from the American Heart Association. The training involved the use of medical dolls which helped educate the trainees on how to perform advanced cardiac resuscitation on patients that needed immediate aid and allowed them to practice it. This was alongside a scientific and practical explanation provided by the instructors. At the end of the second day, the trainees were assessed to measure their ability in dealing with such cases.
IMET2000 Organised Basic Life Support Training Workshop
March 29, 2021
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organised the Critical Core Training:
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Doctors and Nurses III
The workshop is a result of a collaboration between IMET2000-Pal and MoH to increase the efficiency of the healthcare system at West Bank especially during this hard time.
This workshop was attended by 9 Doctors and Nurses from Al_Askari Governmental Hospital_ Nablus.
All Covid_19 precautions have been taken for this workshop and it led by Mr Salah Al_Haj (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructor.
IMET2000 provided the Gaza Strip with the second batch of Respirators (UCL Ventura CPAP)
March 15, 2021
On Monday 15/3/2021, IMET2000 in collaboration with MAP donated a number of respirators (UCL Ventura CPAP) and their accessories to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip. The devices were delivered in the presence of the representatives of the Ministry of Health in Gaza. This donation was perceived as a great help to the people in Gaza. It aims to enable Gazans to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic especially as they go three this third peak.
IMET2000 continues to work to provide hospitals and medical staff in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with supplies, staff training and needed equipment. Dr Malik Zaben (IMET2000 CEO), indicated that the implementation of this project was supported by the successful annual fundraising event that was held last month. He also thanked the Ministry of Health for their collaboration for the benefit of the Palestinian community.
IMET2000’s Palestinian Clinical Research Club Held a Research Training Workshop on Systematic Review
March 7, 2021
We have organized a new workshop on “How to Do a Systematic Review in a Clinical Setting”. Seventy students and healthcare professionals have joined the workshop from different Medical Schools in Palestine.
This workshop led by our CEO Dr Malik Zaben aimed to highlight the importance of systematic reviews as a tool of research whilst searching for the best available level of evidence on an area of interest. Dr Zaben and his colleagues from the UK Dr Maninvannan and Dr Spencer went through the key steps of organizing a systematic review with and without a meta-analysis.
This is the first step in many to come to engage medical students and healthcare professionals with projects involving systematic reviews. Our Research Club will support these initiatives and we are looking forward to organizing another hands-on workshop after those interested have submitted their systematic review topic and research questions.
IMET2000 Delivers Eleven CPAPs and 270 Breathing Circuits to Palestinian Ministry of Health
March 3, 2021
In a media press, Dr Mai Al-Kaili welcomed IMET2000 team members at the ministry headquarter in Ramallah. IMET2000 team handed over 11 UCL CPAP machines alongside 270 breathing circuits. All to be distributed this week to centres treating patients infected with COVID-19 across the WEST Bank.
Dr Al-Kaili thanks IMET2000 and our supporters for this donation and described this second lot of CPAPs as timely with Palestine is experiencing the third wave of COVID-19 infection surge.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our supporters who joined us at our last fundraising gala event.
IMET2000’s Scientific Research Club holds a clinical review workshop in cooperation with the Scientific Research Club at the School of Medicine at Al-Quds University
February 16, 2021
In response to requests from the School of Medicine at Al-Quds University, IMET2000 held:
My First Clinical Audit as Medical Student ” Research Methodology Session 3 (Research Club)
The workshop was held in cooperation with the Scientific Research Club at the School of Medicine and was attended by 55 medical students on Zoom.
It opened with a few words from Dr Soheir Erekat the Research Club’s supervisor, where she thanked Dr Malik Zaben for responding to the club’s requests and welcomed all the attendees. She then expressed her wish that this workshop be held again in the future due to the positive effects it had on the students.
The workshop was directed by the CEO of IMET2000 and lecturer at Cardiff University, Dr Malik Zaben. He began by talking about the importance of medical scientific research and clinical reviews in Palestine and encouraged students to take it up due to its immense future benefits.
To conclude the workshop, Dr Zaben answered any questions the students had and indicated that these sessions will contribute to improving the field of medical research in Palestine.
IMET2000 supports children with special needs from the Early Intervention Charitable Society
February 15, 2021
IMET2000 supports the Early Intervention Charitable Society (EICS) in Beit Awar, Ramallah, to help them with their mission in looking after kids with learning disabilities and mental disorders. EICS is a charity that provides rehabilitation services for children with disabilities from 18 different villages in Ramallah district; mostly coming from poor families who are unable to pay for the treatment of their kids. Their services include early detection of disabilities, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, all of which are essential for the integration of this disadvantaged group of children into society. Our CEO, Dr Malik Zaben, stated that IMET2000 is very keen to support the efforts of EICS to deliver its current objectives and become a sustainable service. We are hopeful to work with EICS and other similar charities such as Jasmine and Sanad to provide access to as many kids with physical and mental disability as we can regardless of their financial status.
IMET2000’s CEO interviewed on Maan TV
February 9, 2021
IMET2000’s CEO Dr Malik Zaben appeared on Maan TV on the 9th of February for an interview, where he discussed what IMET2000 was and what it did, its achievements in the past year and any future plans for the charity.
He also spoke about IMET2000’s Annual Gala Dinner that was held on the 5th of February, where he discussed who attended the evening including the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK, Dr Hussam Zomlot and the Palestinian Minister of Health, Dr Mai al-Kaila.
IMET2000 Organised Two Basic Life Support Training Workshops
February 8, 2021
IMET2000-Pal in cooperation with American Arab University organised the:
Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians and Nurses
The two workshops were attended by 20 doctors and nurses from different hospitals in the West-Bank and took place in the American Arab University-Jenin, Al-Rayhan. This training prompted physicians and nurses to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED according to American Heart Association Guidelines. They were led by instructors Mr Farid Abu Leil and Mr Fayyez Gannam (from the American Heart Association “AHA”).
IMET2000 Gala Event on Zoom
Friday 5th February 2021 at 19:00
IMET2000 held its Annual Gala Dinner on the 5th February on Zoom. The event was attended by approximately 500 generous attendees and raised plenty of money to assist IMET2000 with its many projects.
We are exceedingly grateful for our friends and supporters who managed to join the evening and generously supported us financially and with their time.
IMET2000 Organised a Cardiac Resuscitation Course in the Attendance of the Minister of Health
February 4, 2021
We have been honoured this morning to have Dr Mai Kayli joining our training workshops in one of Nablus key COVID treatment centres. Dr Kayli thanked IMET2000 for continuous support emphasised the importance of such training and the need for more.
This training is among other key courses we are running to enhance the clinical skills of nurse and doctors in the setting of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
IMET2000 Supports the Emergency Council in Nablus District with Essential Equipment to Help Fight COVID-19 Crisis
February 4, 2021
We have just donated essential equipment needed for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 to the Emergency Council of Yitma Village-Nablus. This included essential equipment required to support COVID-19 patients with breathing difficulties such as oxygen generators, pulse oximeters, Ambu-bags and sphygmomanometers. The emergency Council requested this kit of equipment as it would be instrumental in saving lives temporarily until the ambulance arrives at the village to transfer patients upon sudden deterioration. These will benefit more than 4,000 people living in rural areas with limited access to immediate healthcare at Nablus city major hospitals.
IMET2000 holds its second workshop on clinical audits in the Palestine Medical Complex
January 31, 2021
In response to the second request from the education officials from the Palestine Medical Complex, IMET2000 held the workshop:
Clinical Audit for Healthcare Providers
The workshop was held in the Palestine Medical Complex and was attended by 14 doctors, including the Continuing Education officer Dr Hassan Eida. He emphasised the importance these workshops have in improving the field of research in Palestine.
The workshop was directed by the CEO of IMET2000 and lecturer in Cardiff University, Dr Malik Zaben, where he began by stating the importance of medical research and clinical audits in Palestine. He talked about his role in facilitating diagnostic procedures for patients in the future.
Dr Eida also noted the constant need for more research workshops and encouraged the attendees to overcome their fear of research and begin involving themselves with it due to its various future benefits.
To conclude, Dr Zaben thanked the attendees for attending and stated that these workshops all contribute to improving the field of medical research in Palestine.
IMET2000 Organised the First Research Workshop under Palestine Research Club Via ZOOM
January 27, 2021
IMET2000 organised the first Medical Research Methodology training workshop consisting of three sessions, which took place on the 11th, 18th and 27th of January 2021. The sessions aimed at promoting medical research skills for the healthcare professionals in Palestine via Zoom with the title:
Medical Research Methodology I 2021
These sessions were run by the CEO of IMET2000, Dr Malik Zaben, Lecturer and Researcher in Neurosurgery, Cardiff University. The key objectives of these sessions are to provide attendees with a good understanding of what research and clinical audits entitle, enable participants to conduct their first research project and then disseminate it effectively.
IMET2000-Pal Hosts the Continuing Education Officials at the Palestine Medical Complex
January 20, 2021
IMET2000-Pal hosted a meeting between the continuing education officials at Palestine Medical Complex, Dr Hassan Eida and Mr Mazen Al-Ashqar. Mr Fady Zaben, IMET2000-Pal representative in Palestine, and Dr Mohammad Obaidellah, the medical education officer, have represented us at the meeting. The two-sided discussed ways for future joint cooperation and the mechanisms of working to provide training workshops to develop health care providers’ skills, particularly in basic and advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Ideas were also exchanged on the different perspectives in developing the educational and research health system in the complex. Mr Zaben confirmed the willingness of IMET2000 to provide continuous support, then the two sides agreed to cooperate and work together in the future
IMET2000 organised the second Medical Research Methodology training session
January 19, 2021
In continuation of the first session held a week prior, IMET2000 held the second research methodology training session. The session was held with the goal of improving the medical research sector in Palestine, and was held on Zoom with the title:
Medical Research Methodology I 2021
The session was run by the CEO of IMET2000, Dr Malik Zaben, Lecturer and Researcher in Neurosurgery, Cardiff University. It covered information on medical research, the difference between research and a clinical audit, how to conduct each of them and the best ways to read and write scientific papers. However, the main goal of the training was to prepare the attendees to conduct their first research projects and clinical audits. The next session will be held next Wednesday.
IMET2000 held a workshop on Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Arab American University in Al-Rayhan
IMET2000-PAL held a workshop on 17th -18th of January covering advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation that was attended by 6 medical personnel from different hospitals. It was titled:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course for Physicians
The workshop opened with a few welcoming words from Dr Mohammed Obaidullah, where he welcomed the attendees and outlined different events organised by IMET2000 as well as a glimpse of IMET2000’s future plans.
The workshop was directed by Mr Ashraf Abu Juhaisha a reliable instructor from the American Heart Association. The training involved the use of medical dolls which helped educate the trainees on how to perform advanced cardiac resuscitation on patients that needed immediate aid and allowed them to practice it. This was alongside a scientific and practical explanation provided by the instructors. At the end of the second day, the trainees were assessed to measure their ability in dealing with such cases.
IMET2000 Organised a Basic Life Support Training Workshop This January
January 11, 2021
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organised the:
Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians and Nurses
From Al-Askari governmental hospital – Nablus at American Arab University-Jenin. The workshop was attended by 7 doctors and nurses. This training prompts physicians and nurses to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED according to American Heart Association Guidelines. It was led by Mr Farid Abu Leil (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructor.