WHO video highlights how social determinants affect health in Gaza, June 2016
5 June 2016, Gaza Strip – WHO has drawn attention to the social determinants of health of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, through the launch of a 12-minute video. The video was shown to a public assembly of health and other service providers in Gaza city on 1 June. More than 150 people attended the WHO advocacy event, including staff from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, academics, civil society and international nongovernmental organizations, as well as UN agencies, UNRWA, donors and media. The video showed how the health and life course of 1.8 million Palestinians in the isolated and besieged Gaza Strip are shaped by the political, social and economic circumstances of daily conditions. It showed families living with poor housing, education and water infrastructure, high unemployment and poverty, poor nutrition and the impact of violence.