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Gaza Paediatric Care initiative

The Gaza Paediatric Care Initiative (GPCI) is a team of medical professionals based in IRELAND. Their single goal is help children caught in the crossfire of the current conflict in Palestine.


In the heart of a conflict zone, where the echoes of war resonate through the lives of innocent children, the GPCI mission is clear: to be a beacon of hope and healing. The dedicated group of medical professionals from Ireland, strive to alleviate the suffering of all children in Gaza, offering them a lifeline amidst chaos.


To support the GPCI help children caught in the conflict please donate or take action following the links below:

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The GPCI is led by:


Dr Trish Scanlan, Paediatric Oncologist and Global Health Specialist

Prof Afif El-Khufash, Neonatologist, Researcher, Newborn Health Advocate

Dr Jan Franta, Neonatologist, Lead for National Neonatal Transport

Prof Gabrielle Colleran, Paediatric Radiologist with Special Interest in Fetal and Neonatal Radiology, Lead - National Fetal MRI Program

Dr Zahika Shah, Project Manager in Global Health

Ms Helen Flynn, Assistant Director of Nursing

Dr Nuala Quinn, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Lead for Paediatric Trauma Services

Prof Cliona Ni Cheallaigh, Consultant in Inclusion Health

Dr Aoibhinn Walsh, Consultant Paediatrician with special interest in Inclusion Health

Dr Angela Skuce, General Practitioner specializing in Inclusion Health

Ms Abaigh Healy, Resuscitation Officer in Paediatric Hospital

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