Global Health Academy

Restoring Healthcare in Palestine

Scottish and Palestinian partnerships for global and local health and wellbeing

Including the Runa Mackay Annual Lecture  which this year will be given by Professor Ghassan Abu-Sitta, Gaza War Surgeon and Rector of the University of Glasgow.

Speakers and Programme Outline

  • Professor Liz Grant, Director, Global Health Academy – Welcome
  • Professor Graham WattConvenor, Scottish Palestinian Health Partnership – Introduction
  • Dr Ihab Saleh – 125 days in Gaza
  • Dr Mhoira Leng FRCPE – Reporting from Gaza on the non-communicable disease (NCDs) burden and partnership support for those living with and dying from NCDs
  • The 2024  Runa Mackay Lecture: Professor Ghassan Abu-Sitta, Gaza War Surgeon and Rector of the University of Glasgow – The Gaza Strip and the Ecology of War
  • David Pratt  Foreign Editor  Glasgow Herald and Documentary Filmmaker – The Israeli – Palestinian conflict:  A Personal Reflection 
  • Dr Gerry O’ Hare, Specialist Cancer Nurse  – Health Professionals and Advocacy
  • Dr Philippa Whitford MP – Scottish Palestinian Health Partnership – A Forward Look 

Booking information

This is a free, ticketed event.

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About Dr Runa Mackay

During her long life Edinburgh medical graduate Dr Runa Mackay campaigned for peace and justice. She worked in the West Bank and Nazareth in northern Israel, and actively supported healthcare for all through Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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Poster of the Restoring healthcare in Palestine Event 27 April 2024
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Apr 27 2025 -

Restoring Healthcare in Palestine

Scottish and Palestinian partnerships for global and local health and wellbeing – including the Runa Mackay Annual Lecture which this year will be given by Professor Ghassan Abu-Sitta, Rector of the University of Glasgow.

40 George Square
University of Edinburgh,
Edinburgh