CFTA’s health services
include an integrated set of services hosted at our Women’s Health Center in
Bureij Refugee Camp that include: a women’s health clinic with
education, preventative and curative health services for women at all stages in
the life cycle and ongoing programs in sports and physiotherapy, psychosocial
and legal counseling, and community education. Managed by a
dedicated team of professionals trained in the psychological, social, legal,
and reproductive health fields, the WHC embraces a holistic approach to women’s
health through the provision of a range of high quality integrated
services and programs. These are designed to help build healthy families,
physically, psychologically and socially, and healthy communities, in which
women play an active and influential role in building a Palestinian society
characterized by gender justice, equality and partnership.
The WHC embraces an integrated and
holistic approach to women’s health involving both preventative and curative
healthcare services along with health education. The basic assumption
underlying our approach is that health comes from the harmony of physical,
psychological and spiritual well-being. Woman’s health and well-being are not
limited to her "reproductive" role as a wife and a mother; rather,
WHC engages in the promotion of women’s health throughout the life cycle from
childhood through adolescence to menopause and beyond. All WHC activities
involve a combination of individual and group consultation, community-based
workshops, home-visits and formal training courses.
Because of the protracted crisis
conditions in the Gaza Strip and its multi-faceted effects on the health and
well-being of individuals, families and communities, CFTA
also works extensively to address the psychosocial health of children and youth
across its programs.
we use an integrated approach, our psychosocial services are embedded in all of
our work. For more details, please see background and activities for each of
our five centers as well as emergency interventions.
For more details on our women’s
health services, please see Women’s Health Center.