For the third time consecutively, The Jerusalem Princess Basma achieves the International Accreditation Certificate “JCIA”

For the third time consecutively, The Jerusalem Princess Basma achieves the International Accreditation Certificate “JCIA”



The Child Rehabilitation Centre at The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre (JPBC), has for the third time, successfully passed the audit for the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) for maintaining quality in providing Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services for Palestinian children with disabilities in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.


JPBC had previously obtained the International Accreditation for Ambulatory Care twice in a row in 2015 and 2018, passing the examination that took place on three days 16-18/11/202, which qualifies the JPBC to obtain the international accreditation, which is on a three-year cycle. The accreditation is one of the most important achievements of the Child Rehabilitation Centre, which certifies that it provides quality rehabilitation services in accordance with international standards and best practices.

His Beatitude Archbishop Hussam Naoum thanked the administration and staff of the institution, explaining that obtaining the international accreditation certificate for the third time is an incentive for us to continue this path of giving and serving in order to create a lasting positive change in the lives of Palestinian children with disabilities.”

The Acting General Director, Violet Mubarak, expressed her thanks and appreciation to the Basma staff in its various departments, headed by the rehabilitation team, who have consistently maintained the highest level of quality for the services, in order to achieve the best results for the beneficiary children and their families; “Together, we work in the Child Rehabilitation Centre as in a ‘beehive’, to ensure the continuation of high-quality Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services, in all circumstances. We are constantly working to raise the capabilities of our staff and renew our facilities in a way that meets international standards of quality.

Mrs Mubarak added, “Obtaining International Accreditation gives the beneficiaries and their families trust in us, and assures them that the Rehabilitation Centre is committed to the policies and highest standards to preserve their safety. This is in addition to the Centre’s non-stop motivation to provide support and empowering services for children with disabilities and their families, which bridges the gap between people with disabilities and their communities and enhances the therapeutic process, as well as contributing to their integration into their communities.”


The Medical Director of the Basma Centre, Dr. Waddah Malhees, added that obtaining the international accreditation certificate for the third time in a row is an indication of the commitment of the Centre to international quality standards. “Our staff were able to deliver our services continuously and to the highest levels of quality, especially at this critical time that the whole world is going through due to the spread of the epidemic.”

The JCI is the international branch of the Joint Commission and works in over 100 countries worldwide to provide accreditation. Hundreds of health care organizations around the world are seeking to achieve the JCI Gold Seal of Approval, from academic medical centers and hospitals to primary care providers.

It is important to note that The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre operates under the umbrella of the Anglican Church across the Middle East in the fields of Rehabilitation and Education.

JPBC implements long-term community-based programs and has always maintained a clear vision to provide Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Inclusive Education through the Child Rehabilitation Centre and the Inclusive School.

Through its efforts of creating a sustainable process of knowledge-sharing and service provision in the field of Rehabilitation, the JPBC Child Rehabilitation Centre has always maintained a track record of quality service. The Palestinian Ministry of Health considers the Basma Centre to be the main referral Centre in the field of rehabilitation, acting as a National Resource Centre for capacity building, clinical training, dissemination of knowledge and best practices to practitioners and partner organizations. Moreover, JPBC is a member of the East Jerusalem Hospital Network.