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Four years into the occupation: No health for Iraq

Iraq’s health status, four years into the occupation, is nothing short of disastrous.

Author/Source: 
Bert De Belder
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WHO Chief's Stand on Generic Drugs Slammed

BANGKOK, Feb 2 (IPS) - Civil society and humanitarian groups slammed the new head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), on the sidelines of a meeting here, after she appeared to favour the interests of pharmaceutical giants over the plight of the sick and the poor in the developing world.

Author/Source: 
Marwaan Macan-Markar
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Report of a Solidarity Mission to Lebanon – 18-25 August 2006

Medical Aid for the Third World
09 December 2006
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Medical Aid for the Third World
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Urgent Appeal from Palestine

For the fifth consecutive day, the Israeli military forces continue its invasion to Beit Hanoun north of Gaza Strip. The number of victims has reached 47 of the civil citizens; while more than 200 were injured (half of them are women and children). According to the statistics of the Palestinian Ministry of Health 42 of the injured are children, 40 are women, and 2 from the working medical teams.

Author/Source: 
Dr. Ahmad Maslamani
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Gaza: ICRC deplores the death of two Palestine Red Crescent volunteers carrying out their humanitarian duties

Geneva / Tel Aviv (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) deplores the death on 3 November of two Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) paramedics in the Gaza Strip and is deeply shocked and saddened by this event. The two died from injuries received while performing their life-saving humanitarian work during a military operation of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

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ICRC
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Israelis' Cloudy Autumn & Palestinians’ Blood Rainstorm

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."

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Health Work Committees Gaza
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PMRS Urgent Appeal to End Gaza Carnage: 47 Gazans Killed, including more than 21 Civilians, in 5 Days of Israeli Bloodshed

Ramallah, 05-11-06: PMRS urgently appeals to its friends and partners around the world to take immediate action to bring an end to 5 days of carnage in the northern Gaza Strip, in which at least 47 Gazans have been killed, more than 21 of whom were mostly civilians, including 7 children, 3 women, and 3 paramedics, since Israel began its bloody re-invasion of Beit Hanoun last Wednesday. A 12-year-girl was killed by a single shot to the head from an Israeli sniper in Beit Hanoun on Saturday evening.

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PMRS
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Human Rights Watch: Don't Fire on Gaza Medics

Israeli security forces launched attacks that harmed Palestinian medical emergency personnel and damaged ambulances on at least six different occasions in the Gaza Strip between May 30 and July 20, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch called on the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to ensure that its troops scrupulously respect the protected status of medical emergency personnel and facilities at all times as it conducts military operations in the Gaza Strip.

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Human Rights Watch
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Urgent Appeal from the Health Workers in Palestine

We, the Palestinian health providers in the non governmental sector express our deep concern and rage at the rapid deterioration of health conditions, as an outcome of the imposed political and economical sanctions against the fairly elected Palestinian government as many of the international donors decided to stop their financial aid to the PNA. This coincided with Israeli escalations practiced against Palestinian civilians by the non stop intensive artillery shelling, assassinations, massive detentions and strict losures.

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Palestinian health workers in NGOs
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Iraq Health Update -- Conflict fuels Iraqi health crisis

This Update, by Kingston Reif, contains new information about the state of health and health care in Iraq. It is the latest in a series of reports in which Medact has monitored the impact of the war and has reported on its continuing effects.
This is a collection of narratives on various forms of healthcare crises that the Iraqi People face everyday, these days. "Another loud cry in a more and more deaf world!"

Author/Source: 
Kingston Reif
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Humanitarian Disaster in the Gaza Strip

For the first time in six years, members of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel were granted access to the Gaza Strip to witness up close the plight of the residents of the strip in the shadow of the unrestrained Israeli attacks.

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PHR Israel
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People’s Health in Darfur – Dependent communities

The author wrote this article after having worked for six months as a humanitarian worker in the war-torn region of Darfur, Sudan. At present the international community is debating a possible UN intervention in Sudan. Humanitarian intervention itself, although valid in complex emergencies, has serious side effects and can even leave the community fully dependent on international aid. The article promotes ‘appropriate’ intervention with a focus on individual communities. Besides assisting the affected individuals, communities must be supported in claiming their right to health as part of a larger human rights approach, holding the duty bearers accountable for the violated and neglected health determinants.

Author/Source: 
Remco van de Pas, MD
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Statement of the Mesoamerican PHM Chapter on the Israeli violence against Palestine and Lebanon

The Mesoamerican PHM Chapter

27 July 2006
The Regional Committee for the Promotion of Community Health because of the actual scaling up of military violence of the State of Israel against the people of Lebanon and Palestine

Author/Source: 
The Mesoamerican PHM Chapter

UN health rights expert: Independent enquiry into alleged war crime in Gaza

The United Nations Human Rights Council's Special Rapporteur on the right to the highest attainable standard of health issued the following statement today:

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The United Nations Human Rights Council's Special Rapporteur on the right to the highest attainable standard of health
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LEBANON: Amid attacks, health workers warn of waning supplies

BEIRUT, 17 Jul 2006 (IRIN) - Local health workers say they face difficulties reaching the injured in southern Lebanon following furious Israeli artillery barrages and air strikes that came in response to the 12 July kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers by Hizbullah.

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IRIN (Picture © Leila Hatoum/IRIN)
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