Gaza

Report: Palestinians Injured in Gaza During Israeli Offensive Receive Deficient Health Care

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
A new report by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHRI), a member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, analyzes the deteriorated state of the health system in Gaza through the lens of Palestinians who were injured during the recent war and, as a result, underwent amputation.

Health Under Occupation: Constraints on access to healthcare in the Palestinian Territories

Friday, August 14, 2015
Gaza’s hospitals and homes are still in shambles a year after the latest offensive. Relief efforts must place emphasis on the enduring mechanisms of the Israeli Occupation and how they affect the healthcare chain of supply and demand. The glaring restriction on mobility that is the hallmark of the Occupation prevents medical students from traveling abroad to specialize and patients from accessing care.

For World Health Worker Week 2015, Coalition Advocates Speak on the Need to Protect Health Workers and #SafeguardHealth

Friday, April 10, 2015
During World Health Worker Week 2015 (April 5-11), the global community came together to recognize the heroic and life-saving services provided by health workers around the world, and collectively advocate for health workforce strengthening to be a core priority in both national and global health agendas. At the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, several of our members—spanning diverse continents, languages, and focus areas—reminded us this week that huge gaps remain in ensuring health workers are safe, especially during times of armed conflict and political unrest.

No Safe Place | Full Report

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Physicians for Human Rights–Israel commissioned a fact-finding mission to investigate the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip that began in July 2014. Eight independent international medical experts gathered evidence on the types, causes, and patterns of injuries and attacks; attacks on medical teams and facilities; evacuation; impact of the conflict on the health care system; and longer-term issues. A new report presents their findings, including that medical teams were killed or injured in the course of evacuating the injured and that at least one apparent deliberate attack on a hospital resulted in several people killed and injured.

The Empty Pledge for Gaza

Sunday, October 19, 2014
The destruction of health services in Gaza is particularly alarming for women. The largest medical center suffered serious damage from attacks and medical workers fear that the closure of the hospital’s maternal health services for high-risk pregnancies will impact fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality rates.

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