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Israeli Bedouin villages have severe shortages of medical services

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1209 (Published 23 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1209
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. 1 Jerusalem

    Tens of thousands of children from Israel’s southern Bedouin population living in “unrecognised” villages lack the service of a single paediatrician, says a new report.

    The report, from the groups Physicians for Human Rights—Israel and Women Promote Health, says that just 12 community health clinics serve 34 villages with a combined population of 83<thin<000, 60% of whom are children.

    The report says that 80% of children hospitalised at Soroka University Medical Centre …

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