1.2 million people in the occupied Palestinian territory are in need of humanitarian health assistance

WHO and health partners require US$32 million to address acute health needs of the most vulnerable communities in the occupied Palestinian territory. 1.2 million Palestinians are in need of humanitarian assistance. Without funding for interventions, their health will deteriorate. The Gaza health system is overburdened with an enormous rise in casualties from the Great March of Return demonstrations near the fence...

World Mental Health Day in the occupied Palestinian territory: “How is your Mental Health?”

10 October 2018 – WHO, in collaboration with the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the European Union (EU) and the Sharek Youth Forum, today launched a campaign to raise awareness about mental health to mark the occasion of World Mental Health Day, which takes place on 10 October every year. The campaign focuses on young people and mental health in a...

WHO launches report on the Right to Health 2017, October 2018

October 2018, Gaza – WHO today released its report, Right to Health: Crossing barriers to access health in the occupied Palestinian territory 2017. The report examines obstacles to achieving the highest attainable standard of health for Palestinians living under occupation, including barriers to health access and attacks on health care. Dr Gerald Rockenschaub, Head of WHO in the occupied Palestinian territory,...

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