Health department annual report 2012

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

UNRWA is the main comprehensive Primary Health Care provider for Palestine refugees in the Near East and has been the largest humanitarian operation in the region for over 60 years. UNRWA’s mandate on health is to protect and promote the health of Palestine refugees registered in the Agency’s five Fields of operation (Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and the West Bank). It aims for them to achieve the highest attainable level of health as indicated in the  first Human Development Goal, “A Long and Healthy Life”, of the UNRWA Medium Term Strategy 2010-2015. Under this goal, UNRWA has three strategic objectives: to ensure universal access to quality, comprehensive primary health care, to protect and promote family health, and to prevent and control diseases.

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