In Gaza, local hospital provides rare kidney transplant, meeting need in coastal enclave
- Year: 2013
- Length: 4:39 minutes (4.27 MB)
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Today we continue our coverage of the challenges facing Palestinians in the Occupied Territories who need medical care. Hundreds of people suffering kidney failure in the Gaza Strip are able to get twice weekly dialysis in local hospitals, but local officials say 20 percent of them who are in urgent need of transplants have had to seek treatment in places like Cairo. That can often be difficult, as Palestinians need to apply for a travel permit to go abroad. But new developments might mean more surgeries can be performed locally. FSRN's Rami Almeghari has more on the first kidney transplant surgery in Gaza.