Research & Policy Papers

Key lessons from a mixed-method evaluation of a postnatal home visit programme in the humanitarian setting of Gaza
Key lessons from a mixed-method evaluation of a postnatal home visit programme in the humanitarian setting of Gaza
This study shows that the implementation of postnatal home visits in a constrained humanitarian setting is feasible and can enhance breastfeeding practices, identify (life-threatening) maternal and neonatal complications and promote newborn care practices, as well as improving client–provider interactions.
Public Opinion Poll on Coronavirus in Palestine
Public Opinion Poll on Coronavirus in Palestine
Juzoor for Health and Social Development, in collaboration with Jerusalem Media and Communications Centre (JMCC), conducted a poll to examine public awareness and perceptions regarding the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Palestine, as well as changes in behaviors, and trust in the government’s handling of the outbreak.
Research Article: Exposure to Violence and its Relationship to Mental Health in Palestinian Youth
Research Article: Exposure to Violence and its Relationship to Mental Health in Palestinian Youth
Exposure to violence is a significant risk factor for the development of psychopathology in young people. Research on the mental health consequences of violence exposure in youth has focused mostly on post-traumatic stress disorder, however, the association with depression and anxiety has also been established. As a result of the longstanding Israeli–Palestinian conflict, young Palestinians are vulnerable to exposure to various types of violence.
Presentation, Management, and Outcomes of Acute Stroke in Palestine
Presentation, Management, and Outcomes of Acute Stroke in Palestine
This research examines the patterns of stroke presentation, management, and outcomes at public Palestinian hospitals.
Health risk behaviours of Palestinian youth: findings from a representative survey
Health risk behaviours of Palestinian youth: findings from a representative survey
A representative survey among 2500 individuals aged 15–24 years in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, permitting reliable comparison across sex and rural–urban divisions. A stratified 2-stage random sample was drawn from the 2007 population census, with strata formed by crossing the 12 governorates with urban, rural and refugee camp locations. Within strata, 208 survey clusters were sampled with probability proportional to size. Within each cluster, 14 households with youth of the appropriate age were sampled.
Rethinking Resilience for Children and Youth in Conflict Zones: The Case of Palestine
Rethinking Resilience for Children and Youth in Conflict Zones: The Case of Palestine
A Study: Perceived peer norms, health risk behaviors, and clustering of risk behaviors among Palestinian youth
A Study: Perceived peer norms, health risk behaviors, and clustering of risk behaviors among Palestinian youth
Palestinian Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in a Longstanding Humanitarian Crisis
Palestinian Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in a Longstanding Humanitarian Crisis
A Cross-Sectional Study: Metabolic Syndrome among Refugee Women from the West Bank, Palestine
A Cross-Sectional Study: Metabolic Syndrome among Refugee Women from the West Bank, Palestine
This study was carried out among Palestinian refugee women in the West Bank to provide data on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its correlates. Data were obtained from a cross-sectional study of 1694 randomly selected refugee women from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) health centers throughout the West Bank during June and July 2010.
Abstract: Exposure to Violence and its Relationship to Mental Health in Palestinian Youth
Abstract: Exposure to Violence and its Relationship to Mental Health in Palestinian Youth
A retrospective, facility-based survey: Maternal near miss in four governmental hospitals in the West Bank, occupied Palestinian territory, in 2010
A retrospective, facility-based survey: Maternal near miss in four governmental hospitals in the West Bank, occupied Palestinian territory, in 2010
The aim of this absract is to identify the frequency of MNM in four Ministry of Health maternity hospitals in the West Bank and review compliance with national protocols in case management.
Challenges Epidemiology Research in Chronic Conflict in Palestine