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Palestinians and Israelis work hand in hand on health

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 21 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1321
  1. J Siegel-Itzkovich

    Despite the turbulence of the seven year Palestinian uprising in Gaza and Jericho, Palestinians have cooperated fully with Israeli health authorities to coordinate health services. Both sides are jointly fighting infectious diseases, promoting primary health care institutions, and developing local hospitals and are ready to sustain cooperation under autonomy.

    Dr Theodore Tulchinsky, a Canadian born public health expert who is coordinating health in the territories, said: “The Palestinian leaders in Gaza/Jericho have made it clear to us that even under autonomy they want to continue cooperation with Israel at all levels to ensure decent health …

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