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Implications of the Israel-Hamas Conflict on Healthcare Services


More than two weeks into the conflict between Israel and Hamas, the public health situation in the Gaza Strip continues to deteriorate. Some food, water and other humanitarian aid has now made its way from Egypt to Gaza, but there are concerns hospitals are running out of power. Dr Ryan Copeland, International SOS Regional Medical Director, Assistance, provides our assessment of the current healthcare capacity across Israel and Gaza alongside the capability to manage all types of medical and surgical emergencies.