Social and Political Determinants of Health in the Occupied Palestinian Territory During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jun 17, 2021 | arts and humanities, health and medicine, King's College London, social and behavioural sciences, trending

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‘Social and political determinants of health in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) during the COVID-19 pandemic: who is responsible?’, from the journal BMJ Public Health.

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The occupied Palestinian territory has faced specific challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic due to the existing political, economic and social instability. Dr Weeam Hammoudeh and Professor Rita Giacaman from Birzeit University, and Dr Hanna Kienzler and Ms Kristen Meagher from King’s College London, have recently examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this complex situation. They propose that the pandemic should now be taken as an opportunity to work towards securing justice and freedom for Palestinians.

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