272638 Caring for a civilian population under military occupation: The role of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society

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

Allam Jarrar, MD , Rehabilitation, Palestinian Medical Relief Society, Al-Bireh, Palestine
The Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) is a grassroots community-based Palestinian health organization, and one of the largest non-governmental organizations providing health care to the population of the occupied Palestinian territories. Its work includes primary health care delivered in both fixed and mobile clinics; Community Based Rehabilitation; health education; youth programs; psychosocial and mental health; and programs in women's health and children‘s health. The challenges of providing essential health services to a civilian population living under conditions of military occupation will be reviewed.

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

Learning Objectives:
Describe the special difficulties of providing comprehensive health services to the civilians of the occupied Palestinian territories; Evaluate the effects of military occupation on health of the occupied population; Analyze community-based health promotion in the context of military occupation.

Keywords: War, Vulnerable Populations

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Jarrar is Director of Community-Based Rehabilitation for the northern West Bank for the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS). PMRS is a grassroots, community- based Palestinian health organization. It is non-profit, voluntary, and one of the largest health NGOs in Palestine. PMRS’s national health programs emphasize prevention, education, community participation, and empowerment.
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.