Breast Cancer in the Gaza Strip: The impact of the medical permit regime on public health

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Breast Cancer in the Gaza Strip: The impact of the medical permit regime on public health


Journalrepository library Georgetown.Edu
Article typeThesis
Publication date – Jul – 2021
Authors – Isabel Roemer
KeywordsBreast Cancer, health outcomes, Palestine, political initiatives
Open access – Yes
SpecialityGeneral surgery, Health policy, Surgical oncology
World region Middle East
Country: Palestinian Territories
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on August 4, 2021 at 5:34 am
Abstract:

For the last 14 years, the Gaza Strip has been subject to an illegal blockade imposed by the Israeli and Egyptian governments. This severe restriction on movement prevents Gazans from accessing critical resources and makes access to health care, even for the most severely ill patients, contingent on a convoluted permit system run by the Israeli military. Consequences of the permit system include major delays in treatment and adverse health outcomes. My thesis explores the impact of the permit system on health outcomes for breast cancer patients in Gaza and offers recommendations for improving public health via community-based and political initiatives

OSI Number – 21198

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