Les conditions de santé dans les territoires palestiniens occupés, y compris Jérusalem-Est et Golan syrien - 69e Assemblée mondiale de la Santé OMS - Rapport de l'Etat de Palestine/ document ne provenant pas des Nations Unies Français
Follow UNISPAL RSS Twitter
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
STATE OF PALESTINE
THE HEALTH CONDITIONS OF THE POPULATION OF OCCUPIED PALESTINE
Report submitted to the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly of the
World Health Organization (Geneva, 23–28 May 2016)
H.E. Dr. Jawad Awwad, Minister of Health of the State of Palestine
1. Of no less importance than security, health is a key concern to the State of Palestine. Since the Palestinian National Authority assumed authority for healthcare in 1994, the health sector has faced significant challenges resulting from the impact of the Israeli occupation on the Palestinian people and Palestinian State institutions. The ongoing blockade, closures and roadblocks, arrests and human rights abuses perpetrated against women, children, the elderly and those with special needs, steps taken to prevent Palestinians from accessing safe healthcare services, repeated military aggressions, particularly against Palestine's southern governorates, settlement building, settler violence, and the construction of a racist separation barrier have all had a devastating effect on the physical and mental health of Palestinians and have undermined the Palestinian Government's efforts to establish an integrated healthcare system, through infrastructure development and the provision of services, with a view to meeting the needs of citizens.
2. Despite these challenges, the Palestinian Ministry of Health, with the support of the international community and the United Nations, including, in particular, the World Health Organization, has successfully prevented the collapse of the country's healthcare system and achieve healthcare outcomes that compare well with those of other States in the region.
3. The present report reviews the health of the inhabitants of occupied Palestine and draws attention to a number of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare indicators. The report considers the finances of the healthcare sector, the medical referral system and the health sector labour force. It also reviews mental health, societal issues affecting health, the health of prisoners and the impact on the health of Palestinian citizens of measures and policies implemented by the occupation authorities.
4. The figures and statistics cited in the present report are based on the most recent data compiled by the Palestinian Ministry of Health.