occupied Palestinian territory health situation - Gaza conflict
28 July 2014 -- Cease-fire attempts fail and violence continues, especially in eastern and northern Gaza. As of 27 July (source: Ministry of Health) 1031 Palestinians are killed and 6233 injured. Mohammed Durra Pediatrics Hospital in Gaza city is damaged and Ben Hanoun Hospital is closed. There are public health issues in overcrowded shelters.
Referral of Patients from the Gaza Strip
The number of applications for health access through Erez checkpoint was slightly less in February than the previous month. 13 patients (11 males, 2 females) were requested to attend interviews with Israeli security after applying for a permit to cross Erez.
Technical guidelines for drug donations
These Guidelines for drug donations have been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in cooperation with the major international agencies active in humanitarian relief. The Guidelines aim to improve the quality of drug donations, not to hinder them. They are not an international regulation, but are intended to serve as a basis for national or institutional guidelines, to be reviewed, adapted and implemented by governments and organizations dealing with drug donations.
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Emergency Response Framework (ERF)
ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.