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Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
10 June 2016


A/69/DIV./3
10 June 2016



Decisions and list of resolutions


I. Decisions



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WHA69(10)
Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east
Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan

The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly, mindful of the basic principle established in the Constitution of the World Health Organization, which affirms that the health of all peoples is fundamental to the attainment of peace and security, and stressing that unimpeded access to health care is a crucial component of the right to health; also taking note of the report by the Secretariat on health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan,1 and noting also the field assessment report on health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory: summary findings,2 requested the Director-General:

(1) to report and make practical recommendations on the health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan, to the Seventieth World Health Assembly, through a field assessment conducted by WHO, with special focus on:

(2) to provide support to the Palestinian health services, including through capacity-building programmes and the development of strategic plans for investments in specific treatment and diagnostic capacities locally;

(3) to provide health-related technical assistance to the Syrian population in the occupied Syrian Golan;

(4) to continue providing the necessary technical assistance in order to meet the health needs of the Palestinian people, including prisoners and detainees, in cooperation with the efforts of the International Committee of the Red Cross, as well as the health needs of handicapped and injured people;

(5) to propose measures to improve the health of prisoners and ex-prisoners and the reintegration of ex-prisoners into the community, and to provide information to prisoners on how to cope with and report illness;

(6) to provide support to the Palestinian health sector in preparing for emergency situations and scaling up emergency preparedness and response capacities and in reducing shortages in life-saving drugs and medical disposables and equipment;

(7) to support the development of the health system in the occupied Palestinian territory, including development of human resources, with a particular focus on strengthening primary care and integrating mental health services provision into primary care services, as well as on health prevention and integrated disease management, and to advise donors on how to best support these activities;

(8) to ensure the allocation of human and financial resources to deliver on these objectives. (Seventh plenary meeting, 27 May 2016)

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1 Document A69/44.
2 Document A69/44 Add.l.
3 Right to health: crossing barriers to access health in the occupied Palestinian territory, 2013. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2014 (http://www.emro.who.int/images/stories/palestine/documents/WHO_-_RTH_crossing_barriers_to_access_health.pdf?ua=1, accessed 6 June 2016).
4 Available at http://www.emro.who.int/images/stories/palestine/documents/Joint_Health_Sector_ AssessmentReportGazaSept_2014-final.pdf, accessed 6 June 2016).


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