MOH-Gaza celebrated the graduation of the Family Medicine Diploma’s first batch, which was implemented in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) and approved by the Palestinian Medical Council.
The ceremony, which graduated 23 doctors, was attended by the Islamic University’s president, Dr. Nasser Farhat, Dr. Fadl Naim, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the IUG, Dr. Muhammad Al-Kashef, Chairman of the Palestinian Medical Council, Dr. Maher Shamiya, Director General of Supervision, Dr. Musa Abed, Deputy Director-General of Primary Care, and Dr. Fawzi Sharaf, head of the diploma’s scientific committee, Director-General of Human recourses Development, Dr. Rami Al-Abadleh, and members of the diploma’s faculty.
In his speech, Dr. Al-Abadleh said the graduation is an embodiment of the distinguished cooperation between the Ministry of Health, the Faculty of Medicine at the IUG, and the Palestinian Medical Council. Noting that this batch’s graduation coinciding with the Coronavirus pandemic is a challenge to providing better health service.
Dr. Farhat praised the Ministry of Health’s role and its cadres in facing the Corona pandemic, adding that the Ministry of Health is worthy of the citizens’ trust.
Dr. Al-Kashef added that this graduation begins a new future, stressing the family doctor’s prominent role as the first line of defense in receiving cases in primary health care centers. He called on the graduates to continue the Palestinian Board Program’s education and training path in Family Medicine.
It is worth noting that this first batch of family medicine diploma was implemented with local competencies, specialists, and consultants’ participants in family medicine from the Ministry of Health.