Regional Reports

 

Palestine
   
Palestine Report - Healthcare in Gaza on brink of collapse
The Israeli siege of the Gaza is causing unprecedented trauma to the inhabitants – as the importation of critical medications, medical devices and spare parts for medical equipment is blocked at the border. 
   
Gaza Report - Blockade putting people’s health at risk – UN, NGO’s call for reopening of borders
One year after Israel’s military offensive on Gaza, UN Agencies and the Association for International Development Agencies (AIDA), representing over 80 NGOs, are highlighting the impact of the blockade on Gaza on the health of Gaza’s population and on health services.
   
Palestine Report - Gaza healthcare in dismal state
Arafat Hamdona, 20, has been confined to the cancer unit of As-Shifa, Gaza’s primary hospital, since he was diagnosed with maxillary skin tumours in June 2008. Red lesions protrude from his face, his features are distorted and his eyes swollen shut. 
   
New programme for mental health services
The Palestinian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 25 June launched what they called an “ambitious” project to change the way mental health services are offered to patients in the West Bank and Gaza.
   

                                  
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