TitleMaternal and child health in the occupied Palestinian territory
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsRahim, HF, Wick, L, Halileh, S, Hassan-Bitar, S, Chekir, H, Watt, G, Khawaja, M
JournalLancet
Volume373
Pagination967-77
Date PublishedMar 14
ISBN Number1474-547X (Electronic)<br/>0140-6736 (Linking)
Accession Number19268353
Keywords*Child Health Services/economics/organization & administration/trends, *Child Mortality, *Family, *Health Services Needs and Demand, *Infant Mortality, *Maternal Health Services/economics/organization & administration/trends, *Maternal Mortality, *Social Class, Adolescent, Adult, Birth Rate, Child, Preschool, Female, Health Surveys, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Male, Middle East, Poverty, War
Abstract

The Countdown to 2015 intervention coverage indicators in the occupied Palestinian territory are similar to those of other Arab countries, although there are gaps in continuity and quality of services across the continuum of the perinatal period. Since the mid 1990s, however, access to maternity facilities has become increasingly unpredictable. Mortality rates for infants (age

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