Occupied Palestinian territory


Physically Disabled center, Gaza, 2014Physically Disabled center, Gaza, 2014November 2014, At Al Shifa Hospital – the largest hospital in Gaza – the twisted wreckage of an ambulance is displayed by way of memorial to three paramedics who died in the conflict. At Al Aqsa Hospital, there are gaping holes in the outside walls where paramedics tell me the building was hit. Several ambulances still operating have bullet holes in the windscreens.

I arrived in Gaza with the World Health Organization (WHO) nearly one month after the recent conflict ended. But the continuing impact on the health system, and on patients, is clear to me.

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Press releases

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

12 October 2014, Jerusalem – Urgent work is needed to rehabilitate the damaged health system in Gaza to prevent further loss of life after the recent conflict, according to...

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In focus

WHO in the occupied Palestinian territory is seeking to recruit staff for two positions in its West Bank office. Details of each position are available from the following links:  Health Information Systems...

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