Occupied Palestinian territory

After the conflict, newly disabled Gazans contemplate the future

Nahla and her sister HudaNahla and her sister Huda26 November 2014, Gaza – During the recent conflict in Gaza, patients could not always access the emergency treatment they needed due to the overwhelming demand on the already fragile health system. Moreover, Al Wafa Hospital, the only hospital providing comprehensive rehabilitation, was totally destroyed. Following the conflict, the health system is slowly being rebuilt. But with an estimated 1000 newly disabled patients, such as Nahla and Abdel Aziz, services are often still inadequate despite the huge efforts of medical staff.

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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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