The department of humanitarian affairs at the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) will hold a conference in 29th of April 2012 in Cairo that is slated to discuss the needs of Gaza health sector under the ongoing dramatic Israeli siege.
The conference – according to a report received by Humanitarian Voice - aims at supporting the health sector of Gaza, through providing it with medicines, urgent medical supplies ,and basic medical equipment, besides rehabilitating skills of medical staff and enhancing their technical capacities.
The international Saudi company Al-Rayya will prepare for organizing this conference, as it did and conducted many relief and humanitarian programs in the West Bank , in the Gaza Strip, Somalia, and in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
During the said conference, the hospital of Prince Nayef will graduate its first group of physicians, with attendance of a big number of humanitarian organizations and international institutions.
The representatives of donor countries at the OIC, and from international community are expected to attend, while the conference will also discuss the technical studies that were prepared by the projects team at the OIC, with “MAPIM” which represent the Malaysian institutions and institutions of East Asia.
It is worth mentioning that the Organization of Islamic Conference had addressed several calls to the international community to provide necessary medical assistance to Gaza Strip.
The OIC decided to hold this conference after consultations with a number of its partners after realizing the necessity of finding a comprehensive solution to the problem of continued shortage in medicines and medical supplies in Gaza health sector.