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Professor Rita Giacaman Presents Findings of Research on Public Health in Palestine

January 21, 2013
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In its 8 October 2012 online issue, The Lancet, a United Kingdom-based medical journal, published an article entitled: “Palestinian Health—Science for Accountability.” The article highlights the research carried out recently on the health status of the Palestinian people,  including refugees living in Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It outlines three areas of the health situation of the Palestinian people. In the article, Richard Horton, the editor-in-chief of The Lancet, commends the leadership of Professor Rita Giacaman, professor of public health at the Institute of Community and Public Health-BZU, in the conference of the Lancet-Palestinian Health Alliance held in Beirut last March where the findings of 32 research studies were presented. He makes reference to the research study prepared by Giacaman and Zeina Amro that sheds light on measures of dignity among Palestinian adolescents in the context of their larger effort to better define social suffering.

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