WHO Fact Sheet on the Impact of the Blockade on the Gaza Health System

Report of the World Health Organization, 20 January 2010

The Gaza Strip has been the setting of a protracted political and socioeconomic crisis. Recent events have resulted in a severe deterioration of the already precarious living conditions of the people in  Gaza  and have further eroded  a weakened health system.

The closure of Gaza since mid-2007 and the last Israeli military strike between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009 have led to on-going deterioration in the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.

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