Israel is accused of 'racism' by Palestinian PM after excluding 4million people in the West Bank and Gaza from its Covid-19 vaccine program
Israel's Arab residents and the Palestinians of east Jerusalem will be vaccinated by Israel but Palestinians living in the West Bank and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Need a Global Coordinated Effort to Secure Equal Access to Safe & Effective Vaccines
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Ilze Brands KehrisGENEVA, Jan 18 2021 (IPS) A year into the COVID-19 crisis, countries across the globe continue to face alarming levels of pressure on their health and social services. Education and other essential rights, such as water and sanitation, have been severely compromised. Inequalities and poverty have further deepened with devastating impact on the most vulnerable and marginalised individuals and communities. Many other right...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ilze Brands Kehris Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A Settler Vigilante Noticed a 'Suspicious' Palestinian
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel Is Refusing to Give Palestinians COVID Vaccines
Israel has been praised for launching an aggressive coronavirus vaccination drive. There’s just one problem: they’re excluding... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel rejects WHO's request to provide Palestine medics covid vaccines
Israel rejected the World Health Organisation's (WHO) informal request to immediately provide Palestinian medical staff COVID-19... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel has vaccinated 2,000,000 leading the global charts
In Israel, some 150,000 people are being vaccinated against COVID-19 each day. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority is struggling to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbas Announces Palestinian Elections After Years of Paralysis
The decree by President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority was viewed by analysts as a bid to lift his standing with the Biden... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palestinian Authority to hold first elections in 15 years
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday announced that parliamentary and presidential elections will take place in the country for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel Is Leading the World in COVID-19 Vaccination. But Palestinians Aren ’t on the List
Israel, which has already vaccinated more than 2 million of its citizens, is ramping up COVID-19 shots to 250,000 per day, meaning most Israelis over the age of 16 are on track to have two doses by the end of February. But even as the country wins plaudits for the world-leading pace of its vaccine rollout, its government is facing rising criticism for excluding millions of Palestinians from the program. Some 75% of citizens over the age of 60 have been inoculated so far, including Palestinian (or “Arab Israeli”) citizens of Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, and Israelis living in illegal West Bank settlement...
Source: TIME: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized Explainer Londontime Middle East Source Type: news

Israel: Ensure equal COVID-19 vaccine access to Palestinians – UN Independent experts 
Israel’s “impressive” vaccination programme against the COVID-19 pandemic must include Palestinians under occupation, UN independent human rights experts stressed on Wednesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gaza's Hamas rulers bar patients from US charity's hospital
A U.S. charity says it has opened a field hospital in the Gaza Strip, hoping to support the overwhelmed health system in the Palestinian enclave (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Assessment of depression severity during coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic among the Palestinian population: a growing concern and an immediate consideration - Al Zabadi H, Alhroub T, Yaseen N, Haj-Yahya M.
BACKGROUND: Aggressive quarantine and lockdown measures were implemented as protective public health actions during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Assessing the psychological effects associated with these measures is an important attempt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Leading human rights group calls Israel an 'apartheid' state
JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading Israeli human rights group has begun describing both Israel and its control of the Palestinian territories as... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel is a non-democratic apartheid regime, says rights group B'Tselem
Embassy spokesperson rejects ‘false claims’ in report that alleges policies perpetuate supremacy of Jews over Palestinians (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How do civilians assign blame and praise amidst civil conflict? - Pechenkina AO, Argo N.
Understanding the process by which civilians ascribe blame, praise, and intentionality to governments in conflict is key to formulating a successful counterinsurgency strategy. We conducted survey experiments with Palestinian civilians to examine perceived... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Palestinians wait for vaccines as Israel lauds immunisation drive
Stark disparity illustrates inequities that await global rollout of Covid-19 injections (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Israel quietly handed over vaccines to Palestinian Authority
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel offers aggressive COVID-19 vaccine rollout, but Palestinians left behind
Israel's socialized and highly digitized healthcare system has aided rapid COVID-19 vaccine rollout. But Palestinians will have to wait. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noga Tarnopolsky Source Type: news

Adaptive work in the primary health care response to domestic violence in occupied Palestinian territory: a qualitative evaluation using Extended Normalisation Process Theory - Bacchus LJ, Alkaiyat A, Shaheen A, Alkhayyat AS, Owda H, Halaseh R, Jeries I, Feder G, Sandouka R, Colombini M.
BACKGROUND: A health system response to domestic violence against women is a global priority. However, little is known about how these health system interventions work in low-and-middle-income countries where there are greater structural barriers. Studies... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The relationship between exposure of Palestinian youth to community violence and internalizing and externalizing symptoms: do gender and social support matter? - Haj-Yahia MM, Leshem B, Guterman NB.
BACKGROUND: Youth exposure to community violence (ECV) in the Palestinian society is an alarming problem. Yet, there is serious scarcity of research on its mental health consequences. OBJECTIVES: The study examined the relationships between youth ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Measuring traumatic reactions in Palestinian children: a psychometric assessment of the Children Revised Impact of Event Scale-Arabic Version (CRIES-13A) - Veronese G, Pepe A.
The aim of the present study was to test the measurement model and measurement invariance of the Impact of Event Scale (Arabic version) in a large sample of Palestinian children. We estimated (Study 1; n  = 610) the measurement model using confirmator... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Israeli soldier shoots and paralyzes Palestinian man in dispute over power generator
An Israeli soldier shot a Palestinian man, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down, after an altercation over a portable electric... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palestinians excluded from Israeli Covid vaccine rollout as jabs go to settlers
Human rights groups accuse Israel of dodging obligations to millions in occupied territories who may wait months for vaccination (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role of social media in spreading panic among primary and secondary school students during the COVID-19 pandemic: an online questionnaire study from the Gaza Strip, Palestine - Radwan E, Radwan A, Radwan W.
BACKGROUND: The rapid outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has opened up various issues on social media platforms among school students. The dangerous issue is that misinformation, fake news, and rumours spread on social media faster than reliable informati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Armed Settlers Assault Palestinians After Breaking Into Their Homes in West Bank
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope Thrives on Action
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Dec 23 2020 (IPS-Partners) As Mohammed, a Palestine refugee with impaired vision who attends a specialized UNRWA programme for children with disabilities, told us during our mission to Lebanon a week ago: “I was worried. I was worried that I could not continue my education because the programme was going to be cut. Now I have hope that I can continue to study and make my dream come true.” As 2020 comes to a close and we reflect on Education Cannot Wait’s mission this past year, two things stand out: hope and action. Amidst multipl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Israeli Defense Minister states he would like to normalize relations with Arabs and give Palestinians more independence
He expressed his hope that peace in the Middle East could begin to be achieved by attempting to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palestinians left waiting as Israel is set to deploy vaccine
Israel will begin rolling out a major coronavirus vaccination campaign next week after the prime minister reached out personally to the head of a major drug company (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Horizontal inequality and violent unrest in Jerusalem - Pressman J.
In 2014 and then again in 2015-16 in Jerusalem, some Palestinians attacked Israelis and others, including through stabbings and vehicular attacks. A case study of Israeli rule of Palestinians in Jerusalem highlights the causal role of horizontal inequality... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Getting Children in Lebanon Back to School Amongst Multiple Crises
During Yasmine Sherif’s visit to UNRWA schools in Ein El Hilweh, Lebanon, she told children, “I believe in you, and I believe in your strength.” ECW continues to support Palestine refugee children in Lebanon to overcome the impact of COVID-19 on their education. Credit: ECW/Fouad ChoufanyBy Maria AounBEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec 15 2020 (IPS) Education and health care were high on the agenda when the United Nations vowed to work toward a better future by setting 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be met by 2030. The global COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with harsh socio-economic challenges over the past few ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maria Aoun Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refug Source Type: news

Residential segregation, neighborhood violence and disorder, and inequalities in anxiety among Jewish and Palestinian-Arab perinatal women in Israel - Daoud N, Alfayumi-Zeadna S, Tur-Sinai A, Geraisy N, Talmud I.
BACKGROUND: Residential segregation can foster health inequality mechanisms by increasing stress related to neighborhood violence and disorder. AIMS: We studied the association between neighborhood violence and disorder and inequalities in anxiety betw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Norwegian Parliament Endorses Cutting Aid to Palestinians Over Antisemitism and Incitement in Educational Materials
An image found in an Arabic-language textbook for fifth grade Palestinian students. Photo: IMPACT-se. The Norwegian parliament has... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palestinian child killed and four severely injured in the West Bank in past two weeks
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi prince slams Israel at summit, calling the Jewish state a 'Western colonising power' that holds Palestinians 'in concentration...
Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former Saudi intelligence chief who is said to be close to the country's top leadership, reiterated strong... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘May God give us patience’: Palestinians mourn child killed
Ali Abu Alia is the fifth Palestinian minor from West Bank killed by Israeli forces with live ammunition this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israeli police cleared in shooting of maimed Palestinian boy
Israeli authorities have cleared police of any wrongdoing in the case of a 9-year-old boy who lost an eye after apparently being shot in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bahrain says it won't allow imports from Israeli settlements
Bahrain will not allow the import of Israeli goods produced in settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, state news agency BNA... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barriers to women's disclosure of domestic violence in health services in Palestine: qualitative interview-based study - Shaheen A, Ashkar S, Alkaiyat A, Bacchus L, Colombini M, Feder G, Evans M.
BACKGROUND: Domestic violence (DV) damages health and requires a global public health response and engagement of clinical services. Recent surveys show that 27% of married Palestinian women experienced some form of violence from their husbands over a 12  ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

13 year-old Palestinian killed in West Bank by Israeli army
Palestinian teen killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli army: health ministry (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israeli forces fatally shoot Palestinian child during village protest
Ali Abu Aalya succumbs to wounds after being shot in stomach by Israeli forces near Ramallah in occupied West Bank (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CNN pundit defends Tlaib's retweet of anti-Israel slogan 'From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free'
CNN contributor Peter Beinart offered a staunch defense of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., after she was accused of sharing anti-Israel... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations between exposures to occupation-related events, depression and intimate partner violence among women in the occupied Palestinian Territories - Gibbs A, Abdelatif N, Said N, Jewkes R.
War and conflict impact on women's mental health and experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV), including in the occupied Palestinian Territories (oPT). Drawing on a cross-sectional population representative sample (n=534) collected in February 2017 i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Improving newborn health in countries exposed to political violence: an assessment of the availability, accessibility, and distribution of neonatal health services at Palestinian hospitals - Massad S, Tucktuck M, Dar Khawaja R, Dalloul H, Saman KA, Salman R, Kafri R, Khammash H.
INTRODUCTION: Geopolitical segregation of Palestine has left a fragile healthcare system with an unequal distribution of services. Data from the Gaza Strip reflect an increase in infant mortality that coincided with a significant increase in neonatal morta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

France to ease Covid rules as Asian countries consider stricter action
WHO says Europe faces third wave early in 2021 if nations repeat their failures to prepareCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance is preparing to ease its Covid-19 lockdown rules in the weeks leading up to Christmas with new daily caseloads falling and pressure building from retailers to allow the annual shopping season to go ahead.But parts of east Asia that were thought to be controlling the disease have raised the possibility of new restrictions.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Michael Safi and agencies Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news France South Korea Japan Gaza Asia Pacific Europe Medical research Middle East and North Africa Palestinian territories Source Type: news

Palestinians Resume Ties With Israel Ahead of Biden Presidency
The Palestinian Authority said it would resume cooperation with Israel after cutting off contact in May, a move that reflects... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For one breast cancer survivor in Gaza Strip, a journey of hardship and hope
DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip, Palestine –“I always encourage the women I know to do a self-examination and regular screenings,” Intisar, 55, told UNFPA. She is a breast cancer survivor from Deir al-Balah in the Gaza Strip, and her outspokenness about the topic is a rarity in her community. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Saeb Erekat, top Palestinian negotiator, dies age 65
Erekat, who underwent a lung transplant in the United States in 2017, tested positive for coronavirus in early October, according to his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palestinian Uni. new gate named after planner of Munich Olympics massacre
"We are proud of the distinguished leaders whose bodies are no more, but whose spirit remains among us.” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israeli forces leave 41 children homeless after razing Palestinian village, UN says
Demolitions used as a ‘key means’ to ‘coerce Palestinians to leave their homes’ (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vienna shootings: Turkish men and Palestinian man praised for helping emergency services
Recep Gultekin, Mikail Özen and Osama Joda helped an injured police officer when gunfire erupted. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news