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Health sector nears crisis due to closed Rafah border

Dr. Mohammed Al-Kashif, Director General of International Cooperation at Ministry of Health, speaks about the humanitarian impact of the persisting closure of Rafah border crossing on health sector. The major aspects affected by the Rafah closures: 1- Severe shortage of drugs and disposables 2- Referral of patients to outside for treatment 3- Lack of medical delegations used to provide rare surgeries in Gaza 4- Electricity crisis arising from fuel shortages and lack of spare parts 5- Capacity building programs for medical personnel impeded