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#GazaUnderAttack | PRESS RELEASE MOH | Explosion of Infectious Disease in Gaza Threatens Public Health

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

  Monday August 04, 2014 02:49 by IMEMC News – Gaza Ministry of Health

Official Press Release – Ministry of Health

Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency
Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency

The people of Gaza face enormous barriers to accessing primary health care, with only 10 of the government’s 56 Primary Health Care clinics operational, eight of UNRWA’s 22 clinics open, and most NGO clinics closed.

The majority of displaced persons have no access whatsoever to primary health care services. This is at a time when there are urgent public health problems arising from the Israeli offensive threatening the health of the entire population.

The destruction of the sole Gaza power plant leaves sewage pumps incapacitated. The lack of electricity combined with the destruction of at least 16 water wells has left 1.8 million people without access to water, according to the latest OCHA report.

It also reports that some 10,000 homes have been completely…

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