What We Do

Juzoor for Health and Social Development is a Palestinian non-governmental organization working at the national level, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Palestinian families and promoting health as a basic human right.

Juzoor was founded in 1996 by a team of health and development professionals. The organization was named Juzoor (“roots” in Arabic) to reflect the organization’s focus on the underlying socioeconomic determinants of health and wellness, to reinforce the commitment that Juzoor has made to continuing its work in Palestinian communities despite the difficult and challenging political situation, and to reflect the founders’ experience in their related fields and in establishing some of the most important grassroots health organizations in Palestine.

Juzoor tackles critical emerging public health issues, connecting prevention and intervention for the individual to the level of the whole population by addressing the social determinants of health.

All Palestinians achieve the highest standards of well-being in a healthier Palestine.
To endorse the health of the Palestinian community by adopting a multi-sectoral rights-based developmental approach based on social indicators and national priorities.
Promote a human rights based approach to health and social development; Fulfill the needs of all Palestinians based on national indicators; Build the capacity of women, youth, community, health providers and others to strengthen the health sector.
Women Empowerment
Every woman should know their rights. Empowering women to be able to fulfill their potential by promoting their sense of self-worth, their ability to determine their own choices, and their right to influence social change for themselves and others.
Emergencies, Advocacy & Campaigns
Advocating for the rights of the people. Juzoor is always ready to respond to emergencies and advocate for the right of the Palestinian people by promoting policies on the national, regional, and international level to take action towards achieving sustainable development goals in the health and social sectors.
Protecting people from all harm. Juzoor focuses on the most vulnerable children and women at heightened risk by working with partners, networks, social workers, grassroots community-based organizations, families, and communities to strengthen protection systems and promote positive social norms and behaviors to help prevent violence.  
Capacity Building
Creating a healthier and safer Palestine. Juzoor helps strengthen the health system by building the capacity of healthcare professionals and social service providers through our certified trainings and courses.   
Health Promotion
No person should die from preventable causes. Juzoor has a unique role in empowering communities, especially the marginalized who are disproportionately affected as they lack access to quality healthcare, social services and basic healthcare information. This is especially true in conflict areas and emergencies, or in poor and deprived areas. Juzoor aims to support these communities and the most vulnerable by promoting their psychosocial, educational, health, economic and reproductive health needs.