Palestine News 2022

IMET2000 Held a Workshop on Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation at IMET2000 Training Centre

June 14, 2022 

IMET2000-Pal held a workshop covering advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation that was attended by 6 doctors from different hospitals. It was titled:

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course for Physicians

The workshop was opened by 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 Farid Abu Ellil 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

June 13, 2022 

IMET2000-Pal in cooperation with Arab American University-Jenin organized critical core training workshops in the title:

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians and Nurses

The workshop was attended by 9 physicians and nurses from different hospitals in the West Bank at the IMET training centre in Ramallah.

It aims to train participants in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aids.

Mr Salah Taher,  an American Heart Association “AHA” instructor led the workshop.

 

IMET2000 Renews Support for Children with Special Needs from the Early Intervention Charitable Society

June 13, 2022 

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, 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.

Representative of IMET2000-Pal Mr Fadi Zaben, the Chairman of Intervention Society for Children with Disability- Ramallah Dr Nawal Al-Qadi signed up a new memorandum of understanding to cover the treatment expenses of 20 Palestinian children with mental and learning disabilities for this year.

 

IMET2000 Completed Two Sessions of “Train the Trainers” for Al Quds University: Attended by more than 300 Participants

June 12, 2022 

Our branch in Palestine (IMET2000-Pal) has completed two webinars on: “Teaching the Teachers for Healthcare Professionals” attended by more than 300 doctors, nurses and other healthcare specialists. We started by celebrating the 10th anniversary of teaching the teachers course in Palestine and training more than 600 healthcare professionals in this field.

Dr Imad Abu Kishik, -The president of Al Quds University- opened the first webinar and welcomed the attendees. Then praised the efforts of IMET2000 in developing the medical and educational staff in Palestine. He also expressed his happiness and intentions to develop a strategic plan in cooperation with IMET2000. He introduced our CEO Dr. Malik Zaben who delivered the session starting by the main objectives were he introduced participants to key principles of education, and expanded on how to improve their teaching skills particularly in how to teach in large and small groups as well as in bedside teaching. The webinar was closed by taking a number of questions from the participants.

 

IMET2000 Annual Gala on May  A Result

 May 20, 2022

 The Annual Gala held on zoom on Friday, May 13 has turned out to be a great success due very much to Harriet Paul who made it happen,  to Malik Zaben and his family who put together so many descriptions and video clips of IMET projects in Gaza and the West Bank and to our Patron Mark Thomas who provided the comedy interludes with Jen Brister and Mark Steel. Many of our guests claimed it was our best event ever whether live or on zoom. It was certainly fun not just for the humour but for wonderful Arabic music played from Gaza by up and coming Gazan singer Wafaa El-Najili and her group as well as other beautiful music played by young musicians of the Gaza Conservatory of Music. The more serious part of the programme included Professor Nick Lane being interviewed by Colin Green about his globally recognised work on the very beginning of life on the planet and Baroness Helena Kennedy talking about the collaborative work of IMET with Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). As usual, there were many reports from the front line in Gaza and the West Bank. We are pleased that not only did the audience enjoy the show but it proved a successful fundraiser too. We have exceeded our target thanks to so many generous supporters present. As the demands on our services increase by the week, this was most welcome.

 

IMET2000 Organised BLS Training Workshop for Nurses

March 29, 2022

 IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with Palestinian Ministry of Health and Palestine National Rehabilitation Centre organised with the American Arab University-Jenin a Workshop:

Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Nurses session VI.
 
The workshop was attended by 6 Nurses from Palestine National Rehabilitation Centre – Bethlehem at IMET2000 Centre/Ramallah .
This workshop led by Mr Salah Taher. (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructor.
 
 

IMET2000-PAL organized two “Training the Trainers for Future Leader’s” Workshop for Palestinian Medical Students

March 23, 2022

IMET2000-PAL held Two “Training the Trainers for Future Leader’s (TtT)” Workshops for medical students in cooperation with Osmosis Medical Education Network (OMEN) and Palestinian Medical Students Association (PMSA) via Zoom.

 Each workshop consisted of two sessions and attended by the total of 250 medical Students from different Palestinian Universities including: An-Najah National University, Al Quds University, Islamic University of Gaza and Hebron University.

The main objectives were to introduce those interested in teaching to key principles of education, improve their teaching skills particularly in how to teach in large and small groups as well as in bedside teaching. The workshop was Led by our CEO Dr Malik Zaben an academic neurosurgeon and internationally recognized medical educator, and it comes as part of IMET2000’s effort to promote and develop medical education in Palestine.

IMET2000 Organised ACLS Training Workshop for Physicians, Paramedics sand Nurses

March 21, 2022

IMET2000-Pal in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for physicians, paramedics and nurses. It is designed for healthcare professionals, who are working in the emergency and critical care departments. The workshop was attended by 7 physicians, paramedics and nurses at IMET training centre in Ramallah.

This workshop was led by Mr. Mohammad Al Ali instructor from American Heart Association “AHA”- American Arab University- Jenin.

IMET2000 Held a Lecture on “prevention is better than cure” for high school students in cooperation with the Ministry of Education

March 20, 2022

IMET2000 participated in the Science Exploration Program in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology, and the Supreme Council for Innovation and Excellence.

Proceeding from the vision of IMET2000 to spread health awareness among the younger generations, the Executive Director of the Association, Dr. Malik Zaben gave a lecture in the science program via Microsoft Teams entitled:

“prevention is better than cure”, How to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Protected it from serious head injuries

Dr. Zaben introduced IMET2000, clarified its goal and its role in serving the Palestinian medical sector in addition to its countless supporting activities at the local and international levels.

The Lecture touched on how to prevent, deal with brain injuries resulting from traffic accidents, falls from height, sports injuries, and others. In the end, Dr. Malik Zaben answered the students’ questions.

IMET2000 Held Two Training Workshops (BLS) for Physicians and Nurses

March 13, 2022

IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized critical core training workshops :

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians and Nurses

The workshops were attended by 18 physicians and nurses from different hospitals in the West-Bank at IMET2000 training centre in Ramallah.

It aims to learn about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for healthcare professionals, Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aids.

Mr Fayez Ghannam, (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructor led the both sessions.

Teaching the Teachers workshop for Healthcare Professionals

February 27,2022
 
IMET 2000 in cooperation with Al Ahli Hospital – Hebron, held  Teaching the Teachers workshop for healthcare professionals.
The workshop was led by Dr Malik Zaben, IMET 2000 CEO, Clin­ical Lecturer and Re­searcher in Neurosur­gery, Cardiff University. More than 30 physicians consultants and clinical lecturers attended.
The main objectives were to improve participants’ teaching skills, checking their performance as  teachers and keeping up-to-date and how to be a good teacher.
 

IMET2000 Organised ACLS Training Workshop for Physicians and Nurses

February 27,2022

IMET2000-Pal in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for physicians and nurses ,who are working in the emergency and critical departments. The workshop was attended by 6 physicians and nurses at IMET training centre in Ramallah.

This workshop was led by Mr. Ahmad Houdrob instructor from American Heart Association “AHA”- American Arab University- Jenin.

IMET2000 Held Neurosurgical Emergencies Workshop in Collaboration with the General Department of Emergency at the MoH

February 26,2022

IMET2000 in cooperation with the General Department of Emergency and sponsored by Al-Quds Pharmaceutical Company organised a workshop

Emergency Neurosurgery

 presented by Dr. Malik Zaben, the CEO of IMET2000, Guarantor of Brain Fellow & Clinical Lecturer of Neurosurgery at the University of Hospital of Wales, Cardiff UK.

The workshop attended by 40 doctors opened by Dr. Mustafa Al-Qawasmi, the Director of the General Department of Emergency, who welcomed the attendees.  Dr. Malik Zaben started this workshop by discussing a number of emergency cases related to  brain and spinal cord, and how to deal with each case before he opened the floor for discussion.

Dr. Wael Al-Sheikh, The Minister of Health Deputy thanked Dr. Zaben for sharing his invaluable knowledge with the Palestinian emergency doctors and brought the workshop to close.

IMET 2000 Pal Organized IMET Research Program Step 2

Hands on Training By ZOOM!

February 13,2022

Dr. Malik Zaben, Clin­ical Lecturer and Re­searcher in Neurosur­gery, Cardiff Univer­sity and Dr. Mohammad Al Amri, Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University and Dr. Colin Green, founder of IMET 2000 hosted a new session from the IMET Research Program to discuss the projects of participants and guide them to improve their research and audit projects in order to publish them.
Seven research projects were presented by participants on PowerPoint slides, followed by discussion for each one, the projects were presented by physicians, nutritionist, nurses and PhD students.
 

IMET 2000 Research program feedback from attendees

February 11,2022

IMET 2000 Research program feedback from attendees
Hiba Alsharha,RN, a participant in IMET2000 Research program. a participant in IMET2000 Research program.
As a Registered Nurse, NLP Practitioner and Junior Researcher, this training opens our eyes and motivates us towards improving the quality of healthcare provided in the Palestinian Centers, as ICU nurse in former covid19 hospital in Dura, and currently ICU nurse, the training helps me to lay the first stone on the basis for publishing research and improving the quality of health care based on the results available to us from the care provided to patients, in order to achieve an excellent health care system.
Therefore, all thanks and appreciation to the IMET, represented by its CEO, Dr. Malik Zaben, your efforts are very valuable and we look forward to continuing with more trainings in the future.
 
 

IMET2000 Organized Training Workshop (BLS) for physicians and Nurses

February 5,2022

 IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with An Najah National University-Nablus organized the Critical Core Training:
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians and Nurses 2022 session VIII.

The workshop was attended by 12 physicians and Nurses from different hospitals in the West-Bank at An Najah National University-Nablus.

It aims to learn about Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for healthcare professionals, Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid it was led by Dr Lubna Abu Suood and Mrs Mohdia

(American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructors.
 

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Training for Physicians- Day Two

January 23, 2022

 
IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized the second-day Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for physicians at IMET2000 Centre-Ramallah
It is designed for Physicians, who are working in the emergency and critical departments. Mr Muntasir Salahat the instructor from AAUP led the course.
 

 

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Training for Physicians

January 23, 2022

MET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for physicians

It is designed for Physicians, who are working in the emergency and critical departments. The workshop was attended by 6 Physicians at IMET 2000 centre in Ramallah.
This workshop was led by Mr. Muntaser instructor from American Heart Association “AHA”- American Arab University- Jenin.
 

 IMET 2000 Pal in cooperation with OMEN and PMSA Al Quds Organized the SEVENTH and LAST session of the IMET 2000 Research Program

  How to read a scientific paper and avoid plagiarism by Zoom Webinar

January 23, 2022

Dr. Malik Zaben, Clin­ical Lecturer and Re­searcher in Neurosur­gery, Cardiff Univer­sity and Dr. Mohammad Al Amri, Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University presented the SEVENTH lecture of the program ” How to read a scientific paper and avoid plagiarism”, The traini­ng enriched the know­ledge of the attende­es about why and where to read a scientific paper, the structure of a scientific paper. The main aim of the workshop to make sure that the participants know the steps of a scientific paper critique and top tips in critique. Also, how to avoid academic misconduct was discussed.
The program was attended by more than 130 participants from all specialties and academic years (Medical students, nurses, pharmacists, residents and consultants).
 

IMET2000 Sixth Webinar on Research Methodology: Attended by more than 150 participants

January 16, 2022

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 150 healthcare professionals and students from Palestine and neighbouring countries. It was delivered by our CEO, Dr Malik Zaben. The participants were taken through top tips of academic writing before Dr Zaben pointed out the key steps in writing up a paper for publication. He then talked extensively on key steps to be taken before you choose the right journal for publication. 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.  Next week Webinar will cover topics of how to effectively read a scientific paper and plagiarism.

 

IMET2000 grants Dr Belal T. Al Ghamri from Gaza in Plastic Surgery and Burns specialization program at Al-Mansoura University in Egypt for 2022

 January 10, 2022

This is what Dr Al Ghamri had to say:
“I am writing this letter to express my thanks and gratitude for the IMET2000 grant and support to complete my training program in plastic surgery and burns at Al Mansoura University.
This grant came to relieve me of the burden of training costs and focus more on training in this special speciality.
Thank you Dr Malik Zaben and all members of IMET2000 for this grant, and I hope to help all people through my specialization.”
 
 

IMET2000 Grants Scholarship to Medical Student from The Gaza Strip to Practice an Elective Placement in Vascular Surgery 

 January 9, 2022

IMET2000 has granted Mohammad Attalla, a 6th-year medical student from Al-Azhar University in Gaza, a  scholarship to have a vascular surgery elective placement in Birmingham in the UK.  This is what he had to say about his experience: 

“Dear IMET2000,

I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to IMET2000 for their support. 

I was granted a generous scholarship to have a Vascular Surgery Elective Placement at University Hospital Birmingham ( Heartland ) in Dec 2021 – Jan 2022. 

This placement helps me to have new knowledge and skills and improve my thinking for the speciality in the future. 

My words can not describe my feelings for IMET2000. Once again, I am extremely honoured and grateful for your support. 

Sincerely,

Mohammed Attalla”

IMET2000 Celebrates the Graduation of our Second MSc Student in Community Mental Health

January 5, 2022

We are very pleased to share with you the good news that Ms Sawsan Shqair has completed her MSc studies in community mental health nursing (fully sponsored by IMET2000) with a GPA of 4 (Degree of Excellence). This is what Mrs Sawsan had to say:

Dear IMET2000-Pal Team,

I’m Sawsan Shqair one of those granted by IMET2000 to study master’s degree in Community Mental Health Nursing at An-Najah National University in Palestine in 2019.

I’m writing this thankful letter to express my appreciation for helping me to achieve my dream of becoming a mental health practitioner. By sponsoring me with a full scholarship, you reduced my financial burden and therefore allowed me to focus on my studies rather than my financial conditions. this speciality is strongly needed in our country and this kind of scholarship is crucial for the advancement of society in Palestine.

I would like to thank all the founders and the supporters of IMET2000-Pal for their generosity.

IMET2000 Organises The 3rd ATLS Training Course

January 3, 2022

We have organised our 3rd ATLS training course in Ramallah. This was delivered by our Palestinian ATLS instructors in collaboration with Jordan ATLS Chapter. The course was opened by our ATLS director Dr Jubran and Coordinator Mr Fadi Zaben. This particular course remarks a collaboration with the Department of Emergency Services at the Ministry of Health- Dr Qawasmeh visited the centre and thanked IMET2000 for their support.

16 Doctors were trained as per the ATLS curriculum. This course is well-recognised for training healthcare staff to coordinate and manage trauma cases effectively Dr Zaben (IMET2000 CEO) said “We aim to continue working with other Palestinian stakeholders to deliver more ATLS courses until we get as many surgeons as possible.

We are looking to expand this in 2022 to involve ATLS for nurses and medical students.”

IMET2000 Sponsors a Group of Doctors to Become ATLS Instructors

January 1, 2022

We have sponsored a group of doctors who have recently completed their ATLS training to further train in Jordan to become ATLS instructors. This training was organised in collaboration with ATLS Jordan Chapter in Amman. This group will join our ATLS training team of instructors in Palestine and are a significant expansion of our programme.

The Chairman of ATLS Jordan – Dr Odat – welcomed the trainees and thanked IMET2000 for its support. Our CEO, Dr Malik Zaben, expressed his appreciation for the endless support ATLS Jordan is providing to our programme in Palestine. We are looking for this collaboration to develop even further.

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