Contribution to UNRWA Health Program 2018

Contract partner: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency Country: Palästinensische Gebiete Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2018 End: 31.12.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal

The health of the Palestine Refugees in West Bank and Gaza is protected and their disease burden is reduced.

Expected results

1) Continuation of UNRWA's people-centered primary health care system in the Palestinian Territories. Services provided include: outpatient health care and medical services related to non-communicable and communicable diseases, maternal and child health care, school health, mental health, disability care and pharmaceutical services.

2) Efficient Hospital Support Services continue to be provided to Palestine refugees in the West Bank and Gaza.

3) Doctors and Senior Health Staff are able to provide effective leadership and direction through receiving relevant training.


Target group / Beneficiaries

This grant contributes to UNRWA’s provision of health care services to more than 370,000 Palestine Refugees in Gaza and the West Bank. The target group also comprises infants and children, pregnant women and patients with diabetes.

UNRWA has a total of 65 health centers in the Palestinian Territories in which they provide their medical services to Palestinian refugees (22 in the Gaza Strip and 43 in the West Bank). Moreover, UNRWA contracted 11 Hospitals in the West Bank and 7 in the Gaza Strip to provide surgical services including gynecology and delivery operations



This grant will contribute to ensure adequate and timely availability of essential medicines and supplies through

- the procurement of medical and laboratory supplies as well as

- educational materials

for UNRWA Health Clinics in the West Bank and Gaza.



The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has been providing health care for Palestine refugees in the Near East for over 6 decades. Today, a rapidly growing Population of over 5.3 Million Palestine refugees is eligible for UNRWA Services in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

UNRWA's network of primary health care facilities and mobile clinics provides the foundation of its health assistance to refugees, offering preventive, basic and advanced medical care services tailored to each stage of life.

In total, the UNRWA Health Program amounts to 118.9 million USD for the Region and, within that, to 58.5 million USD for West Bank and Gaza.


project number 2118-00/2018
source of funding OEZA
sector Gesundheit allgemein
modality Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Gender: 1, Reproductive health: 1, Poverty: 1
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.