The Red Crescent Society...

The Red Crescent Society in Jerusalem was founded in the year 1951, for the purpose of providing health care thru the Health Committee, and to offer social counseling and human services by the way of the social Relations committee. The Society took it upon herself to assist and support the families in need, and to assist and care for the families of the imprisoned , incarcerated and who and the martyred, thru an Ad hoc committees.

One of the Society's prime project was the establishment of the Maternity Hospital in 1953. It was located with in the walls of the Old Holy City ; and it had a (10) ten bed Capacity. In 1971, due to pressure caused by the confined quarters, and in response to an increasing demand for our services, we moved to a building outside the walled city, to Bad Al-Sahirah ( Herod's Gate) location. the move was also substantiated by the increasing bed capacity to (26) bed.

In 1995 the administrative committee sought to develop renew, and improve the specialty medical services at the hospital, and made the move to Al-Siwwaneh quarter, on the main thoroughfare to Al-Tur (mount of Olives) Jerusalem . The Hospital handles most specialty medical services in the field of Obstetrics/gynecology and newly born infants. It became one of the landmarks of the Holy City of Jerusalem. It's viable reputation, won the hospital the support and Patronage of large numbers of the Jerusalemites and the neighboring area residents, Its excellent performance won it the respect of other hospitals in the area, that a large number of patients are referred to us thru several west bank hospitals.

The society also run and manage two (2) o ut-patient clinics. The first being the Bab Al-Sahira ( Herod's Gate) Clinic; It offers the primary medical care to pregnant women before and after delivery , It Start a program of evaluating and treating children beginning with the first week after birth. It also instituted an immunization program in strict compliance with the World Health Organization (WHO). It also give lectures to stress the role of preventive steps on the maintenance of the good health for the patients.

The Second Clinic is located at the heart of the old city of Jerusalem just a throw stone away from the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque. In addition to services to pregnant women and child care, it offer General medicine, Emergency and first aid, X-Ray, Laboratory and Dental Clinic.