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Public and Primary Healthcare before and after the Oslo Accords: A Personal Reflection

Haakon Aars

in The Oslo Accords

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print January 2017 | ISBN: 9789774167706
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9781617975486 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774167706.003.0017
Public and Primary Healthcare before and after the Oslo Accords: A Personal Reflection

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This chapter presents an account of the author's personal experiences and work in Palestine. He worked as Health Delegate for the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies in Palestine from 1998 to 2001. He is a medical doctor, specialized in psychiatry and also holds a master's degree in public health. Topics covered include the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS); the health delegate supporting the PRCS; the political situation and its consequences for public and primary health in 1998–2000; the Second Intifada from September 2000 onward; the situation in Gaza in recent years; and the meaning of the Oslo Accords for public healthcare.

Keywords: Palestine; Oslo Accords; public health; Gaza; primary care; Palestine Red Crescent Society; PRSC; health delegate

Chapter.  4259 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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