Doctors in Gaza are 3D printing stethoscopes and other much-needed medical supplies

Doctors in Gaza are 3D printing stethoscopes and other much-needed medical supplies

A team of innovative and resourceful doctors in Gaza are using 3D printers to produce simple medical supplies, such as stethoscopes and tourniquets, which are not easily accessible and are in high demand in the war-torn region. In Gaza, a Palestinian territory that has long been closed off from supplies due to an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, essential items such as medical tools are hard to come by. Even the region’s largest hospital, al-Shifa, only has one or two stethoscopes per department, and most equipment—like CT and MRI scanners—are old fashioned and out of date. Facing the difficulties of not having […]

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