Friends of Nablus and Surrounding Areas
جمعية اصدقاء نابلس وما حولها ״فونسا״

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Nursing and Midwifery students

FONSA has been asked by An Najah National University in Nablus to support deserving students who will be the professional nurses and midwives of the future. Palestine is short of modern medical specialities and is training nurses and midwives so that it can provide them.

How much does it cost?

Each nurse or midwife studies two semesters a year for four years At £850 per semester (including registration fees) the whole course costs £6,700.

Any help you can give will support a nurse or midwife being trained to provide medical support in Palestine.

Improving Medical Care in Palestine

Nablus is the commercial centre of Palestine and is home to An Najah National University, the largest in Palestine with some 20,000 students.

There is a growing need for specialist medical services in Palestine which currently lacks some of the more advanced treatments. Many patients have to travel abroad which delays treatment and is very expensive for them, their families and the Palestinian economy.

It would be far better to provide these specialist treatments within Palestine but this requires more and better trained doctors and nurses.


New Teaching Hospital

An Najah National University has developed a new teaching hospital in Nablus to complement its well-established medical school. It already trains 20-25 doctors each year and has recently established a Faculty of Nursing to train female and male nurses in medical specialisations. There is also a shortage of midwives so the faculty has enrolled 216 students in a new programme.

The University employs dedicated staff, using best teaching practice to produce outstanding students. It works with partners within Palestine and beyond to ensure that it develops graduates delivering modern high-quality medical services.


Nablus Teaching Hospital

FONSA can help

We ask An Najah National University and other colleges to advise us about students who lack the financial resources for their intensive four-year courses.  We are glad to support them.

They are the essential nurses and midwives of Palestine who will be providing the skilled medical services that Palestinians need. So please help.

You can help!