Hammoda Abu-Odah

Department of Emergency and Oncology
European Gaza Hospital, Al-Quds University
Rafah, Gaza Strip, Palestine


Abu-Odah earned his BSN (2008) from Palestine College of Nursing and MPH-Epidemiology (2013) from Al-Quds University. He has worked as a nurse in the Emergency and Oncology Department at European Gaza Hospital (2009~2019). He provided vital comprehensive and innovative care during both the critical and palliative stages of illnesses and developed technical skills and knowledge in the field of oncology and renal issues. While taking care of renal and cancer patients, he witnessed the sufferings from physical, psychosocial and spiritual difficulties of cancer patients and their families and became interested in improving quality of life of cancer patients and their families. During his graduate studies, he has constantly learned how to effectively incorporate clinical based knowledge into research work while maintaining a job as a nurse. The theme of his master’s thesis was ‘End-Stage Renal Failure in the Gaza Strip’. Abu-Odah research focuses on the interplay of cancer, renal failure, and chronic disease.

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Scientific Activities


Peer-Reviewed Journals

Abu-Odah, H., Abu Salah, A., El-Khateeb, A., El-Nems, K. (2018). Patients’ satisfaction towards medical services at the emergency department of European Gaza Hospital-Gaza Strip.Journal of Emergency Practice and Trauma, 4(2), 77-81. doi: 10.15171/jept.2018.08

Abu-Odah H., Abed Y., El-Nems KH. Factors Associated with End-Stage Renal Disease in the Gaza Strip-A case-control Study. Lancet 390 (2017), S1-S38.

Abu-Odah H., El-Khateeb A., Salah S., El-Nems KH., "End-Stage Renal Disease in the Gaza Strip and Its Relationship to Risk Factors:. Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics (2016) 6(3):248.

Abu Hamad B, Skaik N, & Abu-Odah H., Evaluation of Palliative Care Services Provided to Cancer Patients in Gaza Strip”. Journal of US-China Medical Science 13 (2016) 95-107.

Abu-Odah H., Abed Y, Abu-Hammed B., “Risk Factors of Stroke in Patients Admitted in European Gaza Hospital, Gaza Strip: A Case Control Study in Medical Unit Setting”. J Neurol Disord Stroke (2014) 2(3): 1073.


Abu-Odah H.& Abed Y., Risk Factors of End Stage Renal Failure among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis in Gaza Governorates, Germany, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 9783659382666

Nour-R, Abu-Odah H& Abed Y., Determinants of Iron Deficiency Anemia among Women in Gaza Governorates Cross-sectional Study, Germany, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013. ISBN:9783659513725

Abu-Odah H, El-Nems KH & Jabary A., Accident and Emergency Department Patients Satisfaction at European Gaza Hospital, Germany, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 9783659446535

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