Date & time: Wednesday 12 May 2004 at 10:00AM-12PM
During the period 1 – 30 April, 2004, there were 29 incident reports.The following table lists the incidents of denial and delay of access of ambulances during the mentioned period.
Dr. Rino Pappagallo
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics had conducted a survey on the Access to health Services during the period of November 15th/03-January 7th /04. A press conference on the survey results document has been produced and distributed, where we, the Italian cooperation had the opportunity to review and analyze the findings because these statistic Press Conferences are unique opportunities to open scientific interest in public health, and as it is worldwide known, the Press Conference’s intention is to draw attention on a number of issues, and not to merely present a “flood of percentages”, a more exhaustive interpretation of each table and the theoretical links between tables must be attempted, however difficult it may be.
We took this opportunity to present our comments on the presentation and the results of the study with the no other intention than that of stimulating further attention to the findings.
For the complete article, visit www.healthinforum.net/files/misc/acc.survey.doc
Findings of a study done by John Hopkins and Al-Quds University revealed a deterioration in the nutritional status of the Palestinian students, showing a high degree of anemia. The Ministry of Education and Higher Education, jointly with the Private Sector, are looking for donor contribution to provide students with necessary minerals and vitamins.
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