PAMA | Palestine American Medical Association
Message from the President
When we founded the Palestinian American Medical Association in 2013, my colleagues and I decided to combine our individual efforts to support health care in Palestine. We knew that in doing so, we could make our donations more impactful, and we had so many connections in the Palestinian health care community we were confident that we could direct our donations to address the health care community’s most urgent needs. It was an idea that simply made sense. With just a little more effort, we could really make a difference. PAMA reached out to see if people wanted to support and join our efforts and, year by year, support for PAMA increased.
In ten years, PAMA has built communities of support in the US that have donated over $6,000,000 to support health care in Palestine. PAMA has established and maintains several projects in Palestine that bring medical care and education to Palestinians. PAMA also responds to the urgent needs of the Palestinian medical community in times of crisis and coordinates with the Palestinian Ministry of Health, hospitals, clinics, medical universities, and other humanitarian organizations who work in Palestine.
Our idea, a very practical and simple idea has become a passion, an inspiration, and a labor of love. As president and as a founding member of PAMA, I am the steward not only of PAMA’s programs and progress, but I am also the keeper of the ideas that PAMA is founded upon, commitment, community, and transparency. Together, our efforts will be more impactful if we are willing to commit to the extra effort. PAMA’s accomplishments are the results of the cumulative commitment of our community in the US and our commitment to the future of healthcare in Palestine.
PAMA’s consistent and reliable presence in Palestine and the growth of PAMA’s communities in the US supply an intangible yet integral piece of any humanitarian work, hope. For decades, Palestinians have seen their basic standards of living eroded by forces outside of their control. As we continue to share this commitment to bring healthcare to Palestine, we remind the people of Palestine that they are not forgotten. As PAMA grows, the more visible we become in the world, and we increase the visibility of the humanitarian crisis in Palestine.
Thank you for supporting the work that inspires us.
Dr. Yousef Khelfa, MD, FACP, PAMA Co-founder & President
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What our Donors say about us
“Rapid response when there is a need for humanitarian causes. PAMA is a very transparent and efficient organization.”
“PAMA is one of the most transparent and trustworthy associations supporting healthcare in Palestine. Their missions are heartwarming, relevant, timely, and hugely impactful. The board members are the most generous and first to donate.”
Thank you. You are a wonderful example for mothers and women supporting PAMA. JAK
Nadia Mazen Hijaz
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas
“I joined this wonderful group of medical professionals because of their amazing work and support to Palestine and the Palestinians in the occupied territories. I’m a proud businessman of the mission and the achievements of this wonderful group of angels. My God bless you and bless your mission.”
I love what they do in Palestine regarding helping the hospitals supplies and sending team of highly qualified surgeons to perform various types of operations and helping the psychiatric clinics to rehabilitate the stressed children. The board members are highly qualified physicians who invest their money and time in this honorable cause. May God bless them all.
I attended the first PAMA fundraising event in 2017 in Kansas. I was impressed with the well-organized event, the host, the agenda, and even their guest speakers. Since then, I consistently donate to PAMA since they show the public true on ground work and dedication to providing professional services to our people in Palestine. Their honesty, clear agenda, professionalism, and transparency attracted me to keep my support as much as I can. Keep up the great progress, PAMA.