Palestinian Health Strategy The Challenges Ahead

Ziad Abdeen: Birzeit University, Sustainable Human Development Project. 1997

The paper consists of three parts. Part one describes the general health situation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and provides details for some health indicators such as life expectancy, birth and death rates, hospital conditions and preventive medicine. Part two describes the close relationship between health, development, and the principles of a long-term national health policy. Part three talks about a strategic framework for primary health care and community outreach care. It also offers a Palestinian health strategy and describes the challenges ahead.

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