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WHO publishes June report on referral of patients from the Gaza Strip

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Rafah_July_2014Rafah border July 201418 July 2014, Jerusalem – WHO has published its May 2014 monthly report on referral of patients from the Gaza Strip. Access to health services is a fundamental element of the right to health and obstacles to this right can compromise health status. International humanitarian law and human rights law both uphold the right to health as a basic human right, and particularly call for states to protect, respect and fulfil the right to access health care, especially during situations of conflict.

This report is directed to all duty bearers: United Nations agencies, humanitarian organizations, the international community, international nongovernmental organizations, the Ministry of Health and other concerned authorities.

Referral of patients from the Gaza Strip, monthly report, June 2014