Al-Asraa University in Gaza launched Monday the activities of the international scientific conference "new directions for better health" in Al-Salam Hotel Abu Hassira, in the presence of the University President Adnan Al-Hajjar, former Minister of Health Dr. Riyad Al-Zaanoun, Legislative Council Deputy Dr. Faisal Abu Shehla and Conference President Dr. Taleb Abu Malah; With the participation of experts and specialists in the health professions, in addition to a wide range of official, health, educational, civil and private institutions.

The Chairman of the Information Committee at the Conference, Mr. Ehab Abu Al-Khair, welcomed the attendance, stressing that the University was keen to continue efforts to improve the reality of scientific research, believing that it was the true side to develop and promote societies.

For his part, the University President, Dr.Al-Hajjar said , the University of Asra has been striving since its inception to promote scientific research, provide its financial and logistical requirements, and disseminate research work at the local and international levels, thus meeting the national aspirations to lead scientific research at the regional and international levels.

He added that this conference, the ninth organized by the university in this short age, confirmed the university's belief in the importance of scientific research in finding creative solutions to the problems facing society, and that it aspires to develop a comprehensive vision of the latest developments and trends in nursing, public health, laboratory medicine and clinical psychology. This is done through experts, specialists, and interested scientific research, which is capable of accurately describing and analyzing the health situation, so as to offer practical solutions that enable the Palestinians to enjoy their health rights and develop the health sector in accordance with the new trends in the world in the health field.
The conference also seeks to address the Palestinian health situation and the challenges imposed by the policies and practices of the occupation authorities and its unjust blockade imposed on Gaza Strip since 13 years, which prevented the Palestinian citizen from enjoying his health rights, which were imposed by the international human rights standards.

He pointed out that Gaza Strip suffers from a deterioration in health care because of the inability of diagnosis and treatment possibilities especially for those suffering chronic diseases from cancer, kidney failure and heart failure, in addition to the difficulties patients face in getting their right to treatment in western, Jerusalem and inside hospitals as a result of the obstacles set by the occupation. Each year, many of the pathological cases die.

 the conference chairman Dr. Abu Malah said: "The conference comes from the League's belief that the progress of civilizations and societies is linked to the extent of human dependence on scientific research, independence and conclusion. And to benefit from mental and physical capacities.

Abu Maalah added that it is the societies that advanced the path of civilization that managed to employ the scientific research on the widest scale and subject the phenomena and problems to study, analyze and follow the proper planning and decision.

The conference dealt with the themes of nursing, public health and laboratory medicine, and sought to highlight many health problems in various fields, and with new approaches based on scientific research as a curriculum and method, which helped to develop solutions and recommendations for many health problems.

He pointed out that the conference reached more than 120 scientific researches for participation, 43 of which were filtered after being checked and presented to two judges of the best specialists, as it will be published in the magazine of Al -Asraa University.

In addition, the former Minister of Health Dr. Riyad Al-Zaanoun appreciated the establishment of Al-Asraa University for this conference, which starts at the heart of the continuous Israeli siege on Gaza to make its way from a young university that aspires to the world in its conferences to improve the reality of scientific research and to distinguish in the curricula that meet the needs of the Palestinian society, especially in the health field.

He appreciated the efforts of the University of Al-Asraa to find realistic solutions capable of promoting and developing the health sector through the establishment of laboratories and scientific centers, and the focus on specialized nursing in chronic diseases such as cancer, renal failure, and others.

He continued: I congratulate Palestine on this bright new light and trust in Al-Asraa University that it will help provide advanced health services to the Palestinian citizen.

Dr. Faisal Abu Shehla, a deputy in the Legislative Council, stressed the importance of the interrelationship between the theoretical and scientific application in the curricula in the Palestinian universities.
Abu Shehla said that the organization of Al-Asraa University for nine scientific conferences since its foundation shows its next trend toward the promotion of scientific research and investment in man. Pointing out to the Palestinian society, it needs to be glorify and raise the value of science under the reality it lives under the Israeli occupation.

He stressed the importance of exerting more attention in the field of scientific research and scientists, as it is considered a main beacon for changing reality and realizing the Palestinian people's dreams, by keeping up with civilizations and development, especially as our people are unjust in the scientific field by not giving them an opportunity to produce researches and document the crimes that expose the Israeli occupation and expose its crimes before the world.

He called for the necessity of continuing to head toward the scientific research to reach the world and better health of the Palestinian society and the world.
This conference comes as a result of the attempt of the University of Al-Asraa to produce a qualitative conference that will improve the scientific research reality in the local community and the university through discussing the latest studies, practices and experiments in the field of health professions. The conference also aims to exchange scientific ideas and ideas with professional institutions, which provide the opportunity for representatives of different countries and regions to communicate without borders, and to see the university and its great interest in scientific research.