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WHO calls for the creation of a humanitarian corridor in Gaza

24 July 2014 - WHO is greatly concerned about the human suffering and deterioration of living conditions in Gaza as a result of the ongoing conflict. Access to health is...

Gaza: WHO calls on all parties to respect and protect health facilities, personnel and patients

Jerusalem/Cairo, 22 July 2014-- The World Health Organization and its health partners are gravely concerned about the increasing attacks on health facilities, ambulances, personnel and patients in Gaza. Since the...

Urgent funds required to prevent the collapse of health services in occupied Palestinian territory

10 July 2014, Jerusalem –  The recent escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip raises concern about the ability of the Government and the Ministry of Health of the occupied Palestinian...

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Dr Ala Alwan Regional Director for the Eastern MediterraneanDr Ala Alwan was appointed Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean by the WHO Executive Board in January 2012. Prior to assuming his position as Regional Director, Dr Alwan was Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health at WHO headquarters in Geneva, where he led the work by WHO that resulted in the adoption of the Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2011.

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