Occupied Palestinian territory

Referral of Patients from the Gaza Strip of September 2014October 2014, Jerusalem - The 50-day Israeli military operation in Gaza in July and August caused widespread damage, including to 50% of all hospitals and clinics. As a result, some disruption has been experienced in health services.

Administrative delays in referral services have affected several hundred patients who are waiting for either financial approval for treatment in non-Ministry of Health facilities or, in the case of casualty patients, travel coordination to sponsored medical care in outside countries.

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Press releases

WHO: Urgent work is needed to rehabilitate the health system in Gaza to prevent loss of lives

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In focus

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