Palestinian territories face huge burden of disabilityBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7333.320 (Published 09 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:320
- Ferriman Annabel
Doctors in the Palestinian territories are deeply concerned at the level of disability that will result from the present conflict with Israel and the restricted facilities that are available to deal with it.
Research carried out by the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University, near Ramallah, shows that about 13% of the injuries sustained by Palestinians during the conflict so far are likely to result in permanent disability. A total of 33 000 injuries have …