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UNRWA provides one of the most cost- effective and efficient health delivery systems in the Middle East. Some 4,200 health workers provide health care to Palestine refugees in 134 centres across UNRWA’s five fields of operations – Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza. For 2008-2009 the health programme accounts for $212 million out of UNRWA’s regular budget of $1.1 billion.

What health care services does UNRWA’s health programme offer? Primary health care such as general medical checks, preventive maternal and child care, radiology and dental care.

Do UNRWA health clinics only serve refugees?
How does the UNRWA health programme service refugees in times of crisis?
What other health-related services does UNRWA provide?

Some 4.6 million Palestine refugees in UNRWA’s five fields of operations – Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem – are eligible for Agency services, including education, healthcare, social services, shelter, micro-credit loans and emergency aid. UNRWA employs nearly 30,000 staff, the vast majority of whom are Palestine refugees. UNRWA’s operations are financed almost entirely by voluntary con­tributions from donors. The Agency’s regular budget for 2008-2009 is $1.1 billion, which covers the recurrent costs of the Agency’s education, health and relief and social services activities. UNRWA’s headquarters are in Gaza City and Amman.

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