Occupied Palestinian territory


Almost half of the hospitals in Gaza were damaged or destroyed during the conflict, including Al Wafa HospitalAlmost half of the hospitals in Gaza were damaged or destroyed during the conflict, including Al Wafa HospitalGaza/Geneva ¦14 October 2014 – The July-August hostilities that reduced much of the Gaza strip to rubble have faded from the headlines – but recovery work is just beginning, and WHO says the territory’s shattered health system needs extensive reconstruction and resources.

WHO is appealing for US$ 8.7 million as part of an overall US$ 45.1 million effort to repair and enhance Gaza’s health care system. 

“Gaza’s health system has been weakened and overstretched due to years of occupation, blockade, and conflict,” says Dr Gerald Rockenschaub, head of WHO’s office for the occupied Palestinian territories.

Read more about the impact of the conflict on the health sector
Read the WHO funding request for the health response to the crisis in Gaza

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

50-day crisis: stories from Gaza

On 7 July, 2014, the Israeli army launched a military operation in the Gaza Strip. During the 50-day crisis over 2100 Palestinians were killed and more than 11 000 injured,...

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