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Project Rozana
Project Rozana is an Australian-inspired, multi-faith initiative that raises funds for the treatment at Hadassah for critically ill Palestinian children from the West Bank and Gaza. These funds also pay for training at Hadassah of Palestinian doctors, nurses and therapists to enable them to build health capacity in their own communities. Read how Project Rozana was named...
Dr Qanta Ahmed Inspires Australia Dr. Qanta Ahmed on Sunrise

“The remarkable response to the visit by Associate Professor Dr Qanta Ahmed to support the work of Project Rozana, underscores the importance of dialogue between people in building bridges to peace", according to Ron Finkel, President of Hadassah Australia and the driving force behind Project Rozana.

“Dr Ahmed is an inspiring voice who helped to articulate the values inherent in Project Rozana, an Australian-conceived, multi-faith initiative that raises funds for the treatment of critically-ill Palestinian children from the West Bank and Gaza at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

“These funds also pay for training at Hadassah of Palestinian doctors, nurses and therapists to enable them to build health capacity in their own communities.

“I want to thank the community for its warm embrace of Qanta and her message and in particular our donors and sponsors - And most especially to Dr Qanta Ahmed who gave of herself untiringly to the promotion of the message of hope that is Project Rozana ... ” 

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Last year, Hadassah Australia and World Vision Australia signed a cooperation agreement to raise funds for Project Rozana, an Australian-inspired initiative to train Palestinian health professionals at Hadassah Hospital before they return to build the health capacity of their communities.  It is also raising funds to support critically-ill Palestinian children in the hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, when funding from the Palestinian Authority runs out.
Having signed this landmark agreement, Rev Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision Australia, took the opportunity during his tour of the region to visit the hospital for a first-hand look at the world-renowned health care facility.  Rev Costello and his group were joined by Tom Wilson, Australian Representative to the Palestinian Authority.  Read more