The Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) is a medical center of excellence that has been providing health care services and other health programs since 1950. It is the largest project of the Lutheran World Federation -World Service (LWF). The hospital was established in partnership with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees as a major medical facility to care for Palestinian refugees following the 1948 conflict.
AVH is part of the East Jerusalem Hospital Network, which has contributed to the development of the Palestinian health care system and the education of healthcare workers and specialists. Located in the heart of Jerusalem, at the top of the Mount of Olives, AVH is the leading healthcare facility for the treatment of patients with cancer within the Gaza Strip and West Bank including East Jerusalem.
Licensed for 171 beds, AVH is the second largest hospital in East Jerusalem and the sole specialized-care hospital in the West Bank and Gaza for oncology. The hospital offers vital medical services and plays a leading role in the development of a Palestinian healthcare system centered around the patient in a comprehensive and intensive manner.
The hospital has centers of excellence including Comprehensive Cancer Care (Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Palliative Care, and oncosurgery for adults and children), Kidney Care Dialysis, Skilled Nursing and Long-term Care. In order to complete the continuum of care, the hospital also adopted a strategy to reach the local community through community programs, including the Mammography and Diabetes mobile clinics.
AVH embarked on the mission to serve the people of the Palestinian community over the years with the presence of a professional medical staff consisting of more than 500 employees. The employees work with passion and love to provide unprecedented medical services with the highest international health standards.
Today AVH is increasingly a knowledge-based institution. The hospital staff members partake in the training of the future cadre of health professionals in local surroundings and within the region. Besides, the hospital is a partner in a large international network of health care Institutions that help develop the capacities of the local staff.