89. Kelly, A. A Study of Social Service Provision by the Private Nonprofit Organizations in the Gaza Strip. Cairo: Submitted to the Ford Foundation, 1984: 114 pp.

The study comprises two parts. Part one presents detailed information on plans, activities and constraints facing Gaza NGOs. Part two discusses the NGO sector as a whole. The specific problems of Gaza are highlighted including residual Egyptian laws, lack of development under Egyptian rule, absence of a union of charitable societies and stringent controls on funding and expansion by the Israeli authorities. The needs for development, better planning and training are discussed.

The health organizations discussed in the report are the Ahli Arab Hospital, the Arab Medical Association, the Central Blood Bank Society, the Near East Council of Churches' Committee for Refugee Work, Patients' Friends Benevolent Association, Red Crescent Society and the Society for the Care of Handicapped Children.