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,...

Third health worker killed in Gaza demonstrations: WHO reiterates calls for the protection of health workers, patients and health facilities

11 August 2018, Gaza – On 10 August, Abdullah Al-Qutati, a first responder, was killed by Israeli forces while working to help those injured during protests east of Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip. He is the third health worker to be killed since demonstrations began as part of the Great March of Return in Gaza on 30...

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