The 2015 Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Jerusalem Program Annual report is now available. The report includes updates and articles on each of the ministries of the LWF Jerusalem Program, including: Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH), the Vocational Training Program, Scholarships, Material Aid, LWF Olive Oil from the Mount of Olives, and more.
The report includes a tribute remembering and celebrating the life and work of Dr. Tawfiq Nasser, who passed on 16 May 2015. Dr. Tawfiq served as Chief Operating Officer and as Chief Executive Officer at AVH for a total of eighteen years.
The LWF Jerusalem Program also celebrates new developments in 2016:
April 2016: AVH celebrated the opening of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) $2.9 million contribution provided AVH with the essential equipment needed to operate the unit and intensive advanced training for its staff members to run the newly established Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit.
April 2016: On Thursday, 21 April 2016 the LWF and German Development Cooperation celebrated the opening of a renovated multi-purpose sports field at the LWF Vocational Training Center (VTC) in East Jerusalem.
May 2016: The AVH Infection Control team held a hand hygiene awareness campaign in cooperation with the WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign. This annual event calls for health care workers to improve hand hygiene practices. AVH used this opportunity to reach out to staff, patients, and visitors to raise awareness about good hand hygiene habits.