Palestine News 2022

IMET2000 Organised Basic Life Support Training Workshop

November 1,2022

 IMET2000-PAL in cooperation with American Arab University-Jenin organized the Critical Core Training:
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Physicians and Nurses.
The workshop was attended by 8 physicians and Nurses from different hospitals in the West Bank at IMET2000 centre in Albireh.
It aims to learn about Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for healthcare professionals, Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid it was led by Mr. Salah HajTaher (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructor.

IMET2000 Organised Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Training Workshop at IMET Training Centre

October30,2022

IMET2000-Pal held a workshop covering advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation that was attended by 7 doctors and Nurses from different hospitals. It was titled: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course for Physicians and Nurses. The workshop was opened by Mrs Emaa who welcomed the attendees and outlined different events organised by IMET2000. The workshop was directed by Mr Ahmad Houdrob 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

October 29,2022

IMET2000-Pal in cooperation with American Arab University organised: Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) training for Physicians from different governmental and private hospitals at IMET Training Centre Ramallah. The workshop was attended by 9 doctors and nurses. This training aims to train on Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for healthcare professionals, Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid it was led by Mr Fayez Ghannam (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructor.

IMET2000 Sponsored Dr Alaa Salameh to Attend the 19th Arab Association of Urology Congress and the 13th Jordanian Association of Urological Surgeons Conference

October 23,2022

IMET2000 Sponsored Dr Alaa Salameh (Urology Resident) the IMET2000-Pal medical education officer to present his research titled: “ureteral wall thickness as a predictor of spontaneous stone passage; a multicenter prospective study” at the 19th Arab Association of Urology Congress and the 13th Jordanian Association of Urological Surgeons Conference on 20-22th October 2022.

This is what Dr Alaa had to say:

 “I would like to thank you for your kindness and generosity in supporting me in attending the 19th Arab Association of Urology Congress and the 13th Jordanian Association of Urological Surgeons Conference to present my research ‘ureteral wall thickness as a predictor of spontaneous stone passage; a multicenter prospective study. This conference is the biggest urological conference in the Arab world and one of the most appreciated urological conferences worldwide, helping me to participate in such a conference enriched my CV and boosted my portfolio which will make much difference in my career development. I want to convey my gratitude to the IMET2000 team, especially Dr Malik Zaben, the IMET 2000 CEO”

 Many thanks,

IMET2000 Sponsored Areej Yasin with a Travel Bursary to Attend 2022 International Cancer Education Conference

October 22,2022

IMET2000 Sponsored Areej Yasin with a Travel Bursary to attend the 2022 International Cancer Education Conference in the US to present her abstract about:

 “Knowledge of ovarian cancer symptoms among women in Palestine: a national cross-sectional study”

This is what Areej had to say:

Dear IMET2000,

 First of all, I am extremely pleased to write this letter to thank you for the financial support you extended to me to attend the 2022 International Cancer Education Conference. The 2022 ICEC explores new and creative education models that support the development of best practices and facilitate interdisciplinary research across the cancer care continuum. The conference will improve understanding of how robust community engagement and effective patient navigation impact cancer and cancer education outcomes, alleviate health inequities and increase health literacy. It was an honour for me as a medical student to present my abstract that was titled “Knowledge of ovarian cancer symptoms among women in Palestine: a national cross-sectional study at this conference. In addition, my abstract has been published in the journal of cancer education. I presented my abstract for one hour and a half on Friday, 14 October. Also, I attended other conference programs on Wednesday, 12 October and Thursday, 13 October. During this period, I had several inspirational discussions on promoting community engagement, building successful patient navigation systems to meet patient, family, and community needs and advocating to reduce the burden of cancer with several physicians and researchers. The ICEC provided me with a beneficial learning experience. For example, it was a great opportunity to participate fully in many workshops and plenary sessions that address cancer education as: ·Advancing Social & Community Participation in Cancer Education ·Our Cancer Patients Can Inform and Inspire Our Journey ·Cancer Patient Challenges, Needs, Survivorship ·Advancing Health Equity by Enhancing the Uptake of Genetic Counseling and Testing ·Building Better Learning Experiences in Cancer Education with Advanced Serious Play As a result, I have known many academics and professionals from different countries who have similar research interests. Once again, I would like to thank IMET for its support and efforts in scientific research development among doctors and students.

Another Successful Autumn Gala October 21 on Zoom

October 22,2022

 The Autumn Gala held yesterday on zoom has proven a great success as publicity to many newcomers in the audience of our charity work in Palestine and Uganda, as entertainment of a high order, as reporting of many projects in Gaza, West Bank and Uganda and, thanks to a generous audience, financially too. The wide-ranging programme opened with an exceptional talk by the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK,  H.E. Husam Zumlot. This was followed by a video of the presentation  of the Palestinian Minister of Higher Education and Research, Professor Mahmoud Abu Mowais, of a special memorial scholarship to his late wife Dr Amal in oncology and palliative care to a nurse studying in Bethlem University. Our CEO Dr Malik Zaben outlined his plans for upgrading healthcare in the Arab-American University of Palestine (AAUP) through research as well as a modernised teaching curriculum in the AAUP Faculty of Medicine. Famous film-maker Ken Loach was interviewed by humanitarian activist Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi about his style of direction and that was a fascinating conversation. The fun was provided by our two great stand-up comedians Mark Thomas and Imran Yusuf. Further entertainment included beautiful Arabic music sung by Wafaa ElNajili and played on Arabic instruments by young students of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music Gaza Branch. Finally, Malik and Colin appealed to the audience to help fund three projects: one for child mental health in Palestine; another in supporting medical students from really poor families in the Jenin region particularly from the Bedouin community; and finally for the IMET2000 programme of eye surgery particularly cataracts in Uganda. We thank Harriet Paul for superb organisation, Charles Phillips for well-rehearsed compering of the programme and Jojo Zaben for ensuring the event ran without a single glitch technically. And thanks to all our supporters.

IMET2000 Awards Dr Amal’s Abu Mowis Memorial Scholarship in Oncology and Palliative Care

October 5,2022

In a ceremony at the Carmel Hotel in Ramallah, we have awarded Dr Amal’s Abu Mowis Memorial Scholarship in Oncology and Palliative Care to Miss Abla Abu Ayash. Abla is a nurse at the oncology department at Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem. This Scholarship will enable her to complete an MSc in Oncology & Palliative Care at Bethlehem University. Upon completion of her studies, she will be among the very first nurses who have sub-specialised in this much needed area of healthcare in Palestine. 

The ceremony was opened by our CEO Dr Malik Zaben in the presence of a number of distinguished guests including H.E Prof Abu Mowis and his family, the CEO of Augusta Victoria Hospital, Dr Fadi Atrash, and the Dean of School of Nursing at Bethlehem University, Mrs Mariam Abu Awad. Dr Zaben has pointed out that this memorial scholarship is a gesture from IMET2000 to our distinguished Patron Prof Abu Mowis and his family.

IMET 2000 Organized the Third Session of  Research Program Vol II (Research Methodology) by Zoom Webinar.

October 2,2022

The workshop was moderated by Dr. Malik Zaben, Executive Director of the charity and Consultant Neurosurgeon. The training enriched the knowledge of the attendees about the difference between research and clinical audit, and how to conduct each of them.
The main objective of the workshop is to ensure that participants are familiar with the different types of research, methodologies used in the research process, and study designs.
The program was attended by more than 210 participants from all specialties and academic years (Medical students, nurses, pharmacists, residents and consultants).

 

IMET2000 Organised the Sixth ATLS Training Course

 September 30,2022

We have organised our 6th ATLS training course in Ramallah. This was delivered by our Palestinian ATLS instructors. The course was opened by our ATLS director Dr Fahmi Jubran and coordinator Mr Fadi Zaben and we are glad to have been joined by our CEO Dr Malik Zaben in person. In this course, 16 doctors from the West Bank 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 said “We aim to continue working with other Palestinian stakeholders to deliver more ATLS courses until we get as many surgeons as possible trained in this vital field. We are looking to expand this course to involve ATLS for nurses and medical students and hopefully to other areas in Palestine.

IMET2000 Organised Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Training Workshop at IMET Training Centre

 September 17,2022

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

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course for Physicians and Nurses

The workshop opened by Dr Alaa Salameh where she welcomed the attendees and outlined different events organised by IMET2000. The workshop was directed by Dr Farid Abu liel 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.

The CEO of IMET2000 Participated in The National Workshop to Discuss Ways to Develop and Promote Scientific Research in Palestine

 September 12,2022

IMET2000, represented by its CEO participated in the national strategic research workshop organised by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, on September 11th, 2022.

The workshop opened with a speech from Professor Mahmoud Abu Mowais. Many researchers, specialists, and representatives of higher education institutions attended this workshop.

The Palestinian researcher, the CEO of IMET2000, Dr Malik Zaben -Consultant Neurosurgery- moderated a session in which he talked about partnerships with international institutions and the role of Palestine Research Club in supporting clinical research, especially in supporting research activities. This was through a presentation entitled “Students’ Research Projects: How to Link it to National Interests”.

IMET2000 Sponsored Motaz Daraghma with a Travel Bursary to Attend AMEE Conference

September 11,2022

IMET2000 Sponsored Motaz Daraghma with a Travel Bursary to attend AMEE conference at France to present his abstract about:

“Surgical Skills in times of war: How medical education can act as a key player?”

This is what Loay had to Say:

“The conference was a success for me. I presented my abstract which was titled: “Surgical Skills in times of war: How medical education can act as a key player? and it was admired by the attendees. Also, I presented another abstract on behalf of a friend from Sudan who couldn’t attend the conference and it was titled:” Interprofessional field training, scientific research, and rural development “. I’ve participated in the “Essential Skills in Medical Education – Clinical Teaching” course, Which gave me the opportunity to share my ideas with many doctors and professionals from all over the world via many interactive workshops.

Also, it gave me the ability to

  • Select effective teaching strategies
  • Understand and apply direct observation to assess learners’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes directly related to patient care
  • Reflect on and practice skills for effective feedback
  • Consider “Psychological Safety” when dealing with patients or learners.

Also, I attended many other sessions and workshops during the conference:

  • Building a competency-based approach toward student engagement in medical education
  • Postgraduate Education: Education & Training
  • Clinical Reasoning During Disruption
  • Competency-Based Medical Education.
  • Thinking Differently to Advance Research in Faculty Development
  • Continuing Professional Development

Presenting abstracts, participating in courses and sessions, and networking with health professionals from all over the world at the conference gave me the confidence and motivation to move forward in developing the skills and experiences that are needed to develop our Medical education system and it also raises up the importance of engage our colleagues in medical education opportunities in which we can lead the future of Palestinian health care system and develop it.

Finally, I would like to thank IMET again for their support and for all efforts that IMET2000 spend in building high-quality and competent doctors in different aspects and levels.”

IMET2000 Organised  Basic Life Support Training Workshops 

 September 10,2022

IMET2000-Pal in cooperation with American Arab University organised two:

Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) training for Physicians and Nurses

from different governmental and private hospitals at IMET Training Centre-Ramallah. The workshops were attended by 18 doctors and nurses. These trainings aims to train on Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for healthcare professionals, Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid it were led by Mr Mohammad Al Ali and Mr Ahmad Houdrob (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructors.

Our CEO Participated in the Lyon AMEE Conference, 2022

 September 5,2022

AMEE conference is one of the most important events in healthcare professions education, educators, students, institutions, and organizations from around the world collaborate to network and share new ideas, innovations, and approaches in health professions education.

Our CEO attended the 2022 AMEE conference that took place in the Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon, France 27 to 31 August. He met with the General Secretary of AMEE, Prof Ronald Harden and have agreed on continuous support for IMET2000 efforts in postgraduate medical education. The meeting has

also culminated in a number of agreements being signed up with key world institutions for the benefit of medical education in Palestine. 

IMET2000 Sponsors our First Veterinary Student in An Najah University, Nablus

 September 4,2022

 We are pleased to sponsor our very first student for a 5-year degree course in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine An-Najah University, Nablus. She is 18-year-old Shaima Bisharat, one of nine daughters of a Bedouin sheep farmer in the Jordan Valley. He has a low income but is determined that all his daughters will go to university. After interview and signing a legal contract, we were impressed by Shaima and are sure she will do well in her studies. In her own words (in Arabic alongside her photo and translated into English for us), she tells us a little about her life and ambitions.

“ I graduated from high school from the scientific stream with an average of 87.6 in the Tawjihi exams.
My desire increased to join the study of veterinary medicine every time I saw a sheep doctor how he treats and feeds livestock,
and I would also like to help my family and everyone who practices this profession,
and I see how much this specialty carries a lot of humanity.

My family divides its life between raising sheep in Halat Makhol, in the north of the Jordan Valley, and a house in Kfar Tamon, where we attend school, elementary and high school.

We are a family of 9 sisters and a brother. We help our shepherd father a lot with the various farm’s work. Mainly on weekends and holidays.
I am very happy to start the veterinary studies at the university.”

All of us in IMET2000 are excited to be helping this remarkable family and hope that after graduation Shaima will join our IMET2000 healthcare projects to ensure food security in Palestine as an important branch of the Health Sector. We wish her every success.

IMET2000 Supported the Participation of eight members of the Palestinian Medical Students’ Association (PMSA), in the general assembly of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA)

August 19, 2022

As part of IMET2000 investment in young Palestinian medical students to empower them towards the development of outstanding career development, we have supported the Palestinian Medical Students’ Association (PMSA), represented by a delegation of eight members, to participate in the General Assembly of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). This assembly, which is attended by delegations representing more than 100 countries who convene to share ideas, conduct sessions, and vote on proposed laws and changes to the future of the federation, all in the hopes of improving healthcare worldwide by creating a new and better generation of healthcare professionals. The Palestinian delegation was made up of individuals from various Palestinian local committees, who were given both motivational and logistical support in order to represent Palestine in the best way possible. Members of the delegation attended different training sessions as well as exercised its democratic right to vote as a full member of the IFMSA.

We would like to congratulate the former PMSA-Palestine NEO, Yazan Demaidi, as he was elected as the director of the Standing Committee on Professional Exchanges (SCOPE), to lead the world’s biggest and oldest student-run exchange program for the upcoming term.

PAMSA have extended their thanks to IMET2000 and this what they had to say in their report back to us: “ We would very much like to thank all those that supported us, starting with the International Medical Education Trust 2000 (IMET2000) and its president Dr. Malik Zaben, as well as the executive board and team of officials, all of whom continuously supported our Association in its efforts to create a better future for our people through improving healthcare.” Dr Zaben in return congratulated PAMSA of their great achievements and wished them all the success; he also renewed IMET2000 commitment for future support of PAMSA’s projects.

Our Grantee Ameer Jallad Starting his Training in Occupational Therapy

August13, 2022

 

Firefly International Great Success in Syrian Refugee Camps

 August13, 2022

The Firefly for Syrians July report is wonderfully informative and the lovely photos of Syrian refugee children inspires all of us to go on supporting this amazing programme. This is run by the Director Fadia Shaker who we consider so exceptional as a teacher and manager that IMET2000 is proud to sponsor her annually. One of the Firefly organisers Maria Chambers helps Fadia on strategic planning and she and the Firefly CEO, Jane Critchley-Salmonson, recently visited the set-up in Turkey (Jane for the first time and duly impressed).

To read the report click the link below:

Firefly for Syrian-July 2022 Report

IMET2000 Signed up a Memorandum of Understanding with Al Quds University for Future Collaboration

 August 10, 2022

The CEO of IMET2000, Dr. Malik Zaben, and President of Al-Quds University, Prof. Imad Abu Kishk signed up a memorandum of understanding to establish a strategic cooperation relationship in developing the academic staff, medical and allied health professions students at the university. This also aims to implement joint programs within the framework of the practice of clinical research. This agreement will establish areas of collaboration that were agreed on between IMET2000 and Al-Quds University to contribute to the development of the quality of education in Palestine.

Prof. Abu Kishk expressed his happiness with this agreement as a key milestone towards the development of Health Sciences Education at the University and as it establishes the foundations for strong relations between the two parties. Dr. Zaben said “we are looking forward for more collaboration with Al-Quds University and other Universities in Palestine”; we hope these efforts will ultimately lead to the establishment of innovative Health Sciences Education programmes in the country which will on its turn reflect on a better-quality healthcare for our people.

IMET2000 Organised Two Basic Life Support Training Workshops this July

IMET2000-Pal in cooperation with American Arab University organised 

Critical Core Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) training for Physicians and Nurses

 The workshops were attended by 17 doctors and nurses from different governmental and private hospitals at IMET Training Centre-Ramallah.. These trainings aims to train on Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for healthcare professionals, Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid it was led by Dr Fikri Bsharat (American Heart Association “AHA”) Instructor.

IMET2000 Organised Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Training Workshops at IMET Training Centre

 August 9, 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 opened by Dr Alaa Salameh, where he welcomed the attendees and outlined different events organised by IMET2000. 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.

Our Child Mental Health Centre in Gaza Holds its Second Successful Open Day

July 30, 2022

The Managing Director of our Child Mental Health Centre in Gaza, Mohammad El Sharif has just sent us a report with links to film and photos of the Second Open Day they held last week. The feedback from the near-60 children as well as their parents or carers that enjoyed a day of fun, food and activities was very positive. These are all children that have been treated over the past 12 months for severe Continuous Traumatic Stress Disorder (CTSD) and with a good to excellent outcome.  Please click on the links to see for yourselves the fun they had. IMET2000 is so proud of Mohammad and his splendid team helping so many children in distress.

Pictures and short videos:   https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wfvtd4aMVWMepP6vWt7C0rohLcINJvFn?usp=sharing

Open day short video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LK5CYC43CmhOnARZ-DMn0bEgn-QVmI3Y/view

IMET2000 Supports Children with Special Needs from Riyadh Autism Centre

IMET2000 supports another centre this year in looking after kids with learning disabilities and mental disorders. Riyadh Autism Centre is a charity that provides rehabilitation services for children with disabilities in Salfit and nearby villages within Ramallah district. Their services include 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. IMET2000 is very keen to support the efforts of Riyadh Autism Centre to deliver its current objectives and become a sustainable service. We are looking forward to working with more charities in this field to support as many kids with physical and mental disability as we particularly those who come from a disadvantaged background. Representative of IMET2000-Pal Mr Fadi Zaben and the Chairman of Riyadh Autism Center Mr Maa’roof Al Deek signed up a new Memorandum of Understanding to cover the treatment expenses of a number of Palestinian children with mental and learning disabilities for this year.

IMET2000 Health Research Club Organized a Face to Face Hands-on Training

June 17, 2022

IMET2000 organized research program step 2 – hands on training (face to face) at IMET2000-Pal training centre – Ramallah.

IMET 2000 hosted a new hands-on training to discuss the projects of participants and guide them to improve their research and audit projects to publish them, this course was led by our CEO, Dr Malik Zaben. Five research projects were presented by participants, followed by discussion for each one, the projects were presented by physicians, nutritionist, nurses and PhD students. This activity comes under the umbrella of IMET 2000 Health Research Club.

Our CEO holds several key meetings and deliver a continuing medical education session during his visit to Palestine

June 15, 2022 

During his visits to Palestine, Dr Malik Zaben our CEO has had several strategic meetings with key figures in the government and other NGOs.

Dr Zaben met the Prime Minister Dr Mohammed Shataya; Dr Zaben in this meeting talked about his experience in the UK whilst training up as an academic neurosurgeon but more importantly on the foundation of the IMET2000 to serve the Palestinian cause, and the many projects been conducted in support of the Palestinian health sector. The two sides have agreed on developing a strategy through which more Palestinian talent can be recruited to further help our Palestinian people.

Dr Zaben then gave a talk at the Palestinian Research Council in the presence of H.E. Prof Abu Mowis, the Minister of Higher Education and Research, outlining our vision in supporting health research initiatives in Palestine. In his talk Dr Zaben proposed based on his UK experience a strategy leading to the establishment of a National Research Hub. The proposal was welcomed by the Council and follow-on meeting are underway. The current IMET2000 research Club with nearly 5000 members is seen as a model that can be developed and rolled over to other subspecialities.

In Addition, Dr Zaben met with H.E. Dr Awartani, the Minister of Education and President of Palestine Academy for Science and Technology; different lines of future potential collaborators have been discussed and both sides have agreed to continue those fruitful discussions hopefully leading to a memorandum of understanding through which both sides can mutually work.

Dr Zaben has also led a meeting between IMET2000-Pal team and MAP in the presence of their project director in Palestine. This meeting comes as a strategic step towards strengthening the ties between the two organisations. The two parties have agreed on the formulation of working groups leading to a MoU which will be utilised to avoid replication of projects and maximising impact on the grounds.

Alongside these meetings, Dr Zaben delivered a lecture on “How to manage a pregnant woman with brain pathology”. This lecture was organised by the O&G society of the Palestinian Medical association and comes as part of a series of lectures to implement continuing medical education in Palestine.  Attended by nearly 50 specialists including H.E Dr Mai Kailah the Minister of Health, Dr Wael Ashaikh the Deputy Minister and Dr Said Sarahni the president of the Society among other key figures in the field.

IMET2000 Sponsored Miss Najla Abusahlia in a Travel Bursary to Attend an International Conference

June 14, 2022 

In line with our programs of supporting healthcare professionals in Research, we have sponsored miss Najla Abusahlia a nurse from Nablus to attend the international conference (COVID-19 in the MENA Region: Lessons Learned in Research, Policy, Public Health and Clinical Global Health Research) in Turkey to present an article titled (Early Prone Position for Non-Intubated COVID-19 Patients with Sever Hypoxia)

This is what Miss Najla stated:

“Thank you IMET2000-Pal for promoting and supporting me to attend this conference. The conference offered a vibrant scientific program that addressed the impact of COVID-19 on health and wellbeing globally and in the MENA region, Gaziantep. I am confident that this conference has provided me with a platform to engage and exchange lessons learned experiences in global public health, research capacity-building, and enhanced partnerships for more effective collaborative interventions.”

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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