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WHO presents validation study of UNRWA infant mortality survey among Gaza refugees

WHO_presents_validation_study_of_UNRWA_infant_mortality_survey_among_Gaza_refugees--Small18 September 2016, Ramallah – WHO and UNRWA jointly convened a meeting of health experts to discuss the findings of the validation study conducted in 2016 for an infant mortality survey of Gaza refugees, carried out by UNRWA in 2015. The corrected data showed an infant mortality rate of 21.3 per 1000 live births, with a neonatal mortality of 14 per 1000 live births. The validation findings indicate similar levels of mortality to those shown by the 2014 Multiple Indicators Survey, with slower or absent improvement, especially related to neonatal mortality.

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Jerusalem, 26 August 2016 –  In a report released today, United Nations agencies document collective progress made in the last 2 years, as well as some of the remaining challenges in...

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WHO in the occupied Palestinian territory is seeking to recruit a National Professional Officer for International Health Regulations in its West Bank office. Details of the position are available from the following...

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