On January 22nd, a 3-member team from the USA arrived in the West Bank town of Hebron to start a week of screening and treating children with urological disorders.
The team included pediatric urological surgeon Dr. John Gazak from Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Kevin Healy, an anesthesiologist from Ames, Iowa, and scrub nurse Teresa Bubb from Portland, Oregon. The same team worked last Spring in Palestine through the PCRF as part of a project in coordination with International Volunteers in Urology (IVU).
In addition to screening over 140 children on the first day, the team has a full week of complex surgery on children from all over the West Bank.
Dr. Gazak also has treated two Palestinian children for free at his hospital in North Carolina through the PCRF and another child from Gaza will be traveling there for surgery next month.