Infant mortality rises in Palestinian territories—but other health indicators show improvement

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 09 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:277
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    A new report calls for urgent international help in tackling health problems in the Palestinian territories. It shows an increase in infant mortality and a doubling of the number of cases of mental illness.

    The authors also report increases in the numbers of cases of food poisoning, sexually transmitted diseases, and contaminated drinking water; a deterioration in nutrition; failure to achieve targets on mortality from heart disease and strokes; and poor provision of services for elderly and disabled people (Public Health doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2007.04.017).

    The report, which looks at the state of Palestinian primary health care and the achievements of the Palestine …

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