Occupied Palestinian territory


Right_to_health_thumbnail10 December 2014, Jerusalem – On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the WHO West Bank and Gaza released a special report today highlighting reduced access in 2013 to referral health services for Palestinian patients and health providers, especially to the specialist Palestinian referral centres located in annexed East Jerusalem.

The study used data from 2013 from Palestinian Authority ministries, non-profit health providers and from interviews with patients to examine how the Israeli permit system and physical barriers affect patient health and well-being, as well as access for ambulances and hospital workers from the West Bank to the East Jerusalem hospitals.

Press Release: WHO report: Barriers to health for Palestinians under occupation, December 2014

Right to health: Crossing barriers to access health in the occupied Palestinian territory, 2013

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WHO report:  Barriers to health for Palestinians under occupation, December 2014

10 December 2014, Jerusalem – On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the WHO West Bank and Gaza released a special report today highlighting reduced access in 2013 to...

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