Coronavirus

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Researcher Ibrahim Sabbah from the Health Informatics Graduate Program in Arab American University defended his thesis that was supervised by Prof. Mohammad Awad and Dr. Shahinaz Najjar. In his thesis that was entitled “Clinical Characteristics of the Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in Palestine” Ibrahim used the (descriptive analytical approach using artificial intelligence methods), and he classified the COVID-19 patients in terms of risk, using statistical methods and artificial intelligence algorithms.

This study is the first of its kind in Palestine, and the third globally that used the artificial intelligence algorithms to predict future patient status and behavior, and this will in turn help in serving the medical sector in Palestine to prepare for what is coming, from the strategic planning to resources distribution to increasing the capacity of hospitals and health facilities according to the health status of patients and their medical needs.

Monday, February 15, 2021
AAUP Laboratories

As part of the studies that the Arab American University laboratories do under collaboration with the Ministry of Health that ensured the existence of 41 new cases of the new COVID strain that recently appeared in Britain in September 2020, AAUP laboratories studied new samples that were received from the Ministry of Health and discovered 139 more new cases of the new COVID strain.

Dr. Nowar Qotob said that the collaboration with the Ministry of Health will continue in order to draw the pandemic map for COVID in Palestine to follow up the new strains due to its biological importance and its rapid spread.

Mr. Osama Najjar- the Allied Medical Services General Manager in the Ministry of Health ensured on the importance to follow up the cases of all the patients that tested positive and asked all patients to stay in self-quarantine and follow the safety precautions. 

Saturday, January 30, 2021
Arab American University and the Palestinian Ministry of Health Announces 11 Cases of the New COVID Strain in Palestine

As part of the studies that the Arab American University laboratories do under collaboration with the Ministry of Health that ensured the existence of 17 new cases of the new COVID strain that recently appeared in Britain, AAUP laboratories studied new samples that were received from the Ministry of Health and discovered 11 more new cases of the new COVID strain.

Mr. Osama Najjar- the Allied Medical Services General Manager in the Ministry of Health stated that the cases are distributed as the following: 5 cases in Deir Jarir, 2 cases in Taybeh, 2 cases in Al Ram and 2 cases in Bethlehem. The total number of cases in Palestine of the new COVID strain that appeared recently in the UK is 28 cases until this moment.

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