The Rozana Project is named after Rozana Sawalhi who arrived at Hadassah in May 2012 in a life threatening condition after falling nine floors from her apartment in a village near Ramallah. Rozana’s survival and her treatment at Hadassah prompted her mother, Maysa Abu Ghannam, a Palestinian journalist, to commit herself to the promotion of health and medicine as a bridge to better understanding between Israelis and Palestinians
By March 2020 The Palestinian health system was at risk of being overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. By April, it became apparent just how dire the situation was becoming. Its leadership reached out to Project Rozana with a request for desperately-needed ICU and non-ICU ventilators. Road to Peace supported the campaign, helping to raise funds for vital medical equipment.
The Rozana Project believes in the power of medicine and health to build the bridges to better understanding; essential to underpinning the hope we all have for a future built on mutual respect and recognition of the rights of both Jews and Palestinians to their own national expression, living side by side in peace.