Yousif, Hisham

School of Medicine

Palestinian Territories

I will be working at Al-Makkased Hospital in Jerusalem in a clinical rotation in the Emergency Department and Internal Medicine wards in 8-12 hour shifts in direct patient care with the option of performing overnight shifts in the emergency ward. The hospital is the main referral center for
undeserved and impoverished Palestinian populations in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. There are 900,000 Palestinian refugees living in the West Bank. 25.7% of Palestinians live below the poverty line and 34% suffer from food insecurity. According to the World Bank, 56% of the
population has issues accessing healthcare and only 69% have access to clean water. 58% of the population is overweight, and 9% of the population has diabetes. In my rotations, I will see/treat everything from violent traumas, to exacerbation of noncommunicable diseases (diabetic complications, heart failure) and communicable diseases, to mental health disturbances (high rates of PTSD and mental illness). The hospital is open to all populations, and Israeli and Palestinian patients can both use its services. I have dedicated a lot of my time and extracurricular efforts to
working with refugees, including locally, as well as abroad working on projects for Syrian refugees in Jordanian camps, and working on projects involving Sudanese refugees stemming from the Darfur conflict. This opportunity represents a unique chance to work with this refugee population in this health setting as an extension of my career goals.

Al-Makkased Hospital

Jerusalem, Palestinian Territories

People

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...
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