Online Program

Health promotion under occupation

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 4:50 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Allam Jarrar, MD, Palestinian Medical Relief Society, Al-Bireh, Palestine
For over 30 years, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society has provided the population of the occupied Palestinian territories with access to primary care, prevention, and rehabilitation services, and has sought to engage Palestinian youth in activities designed to help them channel their experiences under military occupation in creative, nonviolent directions. The response of the Israeli military regime poses constant challenges to this work.

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.

Keyword(s): Vulnerable Populations, War

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Allam Jarrar is a Palestinian internist specializing in rehabilitation medicine. As Director of Rehabilitation Services for the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, Dr. Jarrar directs PMRS' Community-Based Rehabilitation program, and has had broad experience throughout the communities of the West Bank. He also serves as PMRS' representative to the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO). He has presented on the work of PMRS at the past two APHA annual meetings.
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.