272637 Caring for a population under military occupation: The role of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 12:50 PM - 1:10 PM

Ruchama Marton, MD , Physicians for Human Rights Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel
Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-IL) addresses the health needs of Palestinians living under military occupation in several program areas. This presentation will discuss the current status of these programs and what can be learned from this experience. This work includes regular Mobile Clinics bringing health professionals from a variety of disciplines within Israel into the West Bank to see patients, special clinics for women by women professionals, medical training; intervening with the Israeli military when transport of patients is hindered by the occupation regime; working with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails; and documenting Palestinians' realization of their right to health and health care.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the work of PHR-IL in the occupied Palestinian territories; Evaluate the obstacles to patient care created by the conditions of occupation; Discuss the impact of the conditions of occupation on the health status of the occupied population.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Ruchama Marton is President and Founder of Physicians for Human Rights Israel. PHR-Israel) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that strives to promote a more fair and inclusive society in which the right to health is applied equally for all.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.