Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan

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Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan

Post by Irn Bru on Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:43 am

This report is a summary of the assessments carried out in the West Bank and Gaza Strip between December 2015 and February 2016 by five independent experts, recruited by the WHO Office for West Bank and Gaza Strip in cooperation with counterparts ]From the World Health Organisation[/url]Ministry of Health, with the overarching aim of eporting on the health conditions of the Palestinian population through a field assessment in line with decision WHA68(Cool. The assessment report complements the Secretariat’s report.1 WHO through its Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, sent a letter, dated 20 December 2015, to the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva to provide information on the planned field assessment and to seek support from and collaboration with the Israeli authorities; mission members had a consultative meeting with representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Health on 14 December 2015. Over a period of 44 days in December 2015 and in early 2016, the experts interviewed 114 key informants at locations in the West Bank and Jerusalem (61), Gaza Strip (46), Tel Aviv/West Jerusalem (5) and Amman (1) including health facilities, ministries, field sites and offices of governments and international and national nongovernmental organizations.
3. The health system in the occupied Palestinian territory is operating under severe pressure due to rapid population growth, lack of economic opportunities and adequate financial resources, shortages in basic supplies and the inherent limitations of occupation or blockade. The coordination and collaboration challenges between the West Bank and Gaza Strip are further impediments for efficient health sector planning and management.
4. Health access. Access to health services is restricted through the separation wall and checkpoints, which prevent patients, health personnel and ambulances from directly accessing the main Palestinian referral hospitals located in east Jerusalem. The over-60 years age group represented 23.3% of referrals in 2015, although constituting only 4.5% of the population, reflecting the burden of noncommunicable diseases. For Palestinians from the West Bank – excluding east Jerusalem – and the Gaza Strip, access to east Jerusalem referral medical centres is only possible after obtaining a permit issued by the Israeli authorities, a complex process that can result in delays in and denial of care. In 2015, more than half of Ministry of Health referrals were to destinations requiring permits for access.

Of the 168 278 applications for health access permits submitted to Israeli authorities, 16.4% (12.8% for patients and 19.5% for companions) were denied or received no answer. For patients in the Gaza Strip, permit applications to exit through Erez checkpoint for referral medical care increased by 17% over one year to more than 22 000, while the percentage of requests denied almost doubled (from 2.89% to 5.72%). Orthopaedic, neurosurgery, general surgery and psychiatry are more likely to be denied. The number of referrals from the Gaza Strip to Egypt continued to decline in 2015 owing to the closure of the Rafah border. Reconstruction of health facilities, especially in the Gaza Strip, is hampered by the lack of funds in addition to the restrictions to import construction material and medical equipment. Since October 2015 an escalation of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory has triggered new road blocks and checkpoints, restricting ambulance movements with consequent delays in access to health care.


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Some people would have you believe that the Israeli government are generous with the allocation of health care to Palestinains. Well lets be clear - it is not. Whats happenibg is a disgrace and disgusting
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Post by Sassy on Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:51 am

Some people are good at swallowing lies. I've heard of two cases within the last few weeks were women having birth complications were finally allowed into an Israeli hospital. Their babies had to go into incubators, they were made to return to Gaza and West Bank and didn't get permission to go back and see their babies and take them home for months. The cruelty of being wrenched from your premature baby and not allowed to see them is unbelieveable.
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Post by Irn Bru on Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:58 am

Sassy wrote:Some people are good at swallowing lies.   I've heard of two cases within the last few weeks were women having birth complications were finally allowed into an Israeli hospital.   Their babies had to go into incubators, they were made to return to Gaza and West Bank and didn't get permission to go back and see their babies and take them home for months.  The cruelty of being wrenched from your premature baby and not allowed to see them is unbelieveable.

You're right and those pushing out this nonsense are good at quoting figures which are the number of permits applied for not the number accepted.
And most of those that are accepted are a direct result on the healthcare in the West Bank and Gaza being denied medical supplies and facilities that they need to actually have a decent healthcare system.

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Post by Sassy on Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:02 am

Not to mention to woman they shot a few days ago on her way to her final round of chemo, or the little boy in Gaza who died because they denied him access to hospital.

This one was a teenage who died, they said he could have a permit if he became a collaborator, he refused:

https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=775049
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