Research & Policy Papers

Health Status, Living Conditions, And Quality Of Life Of Older Individuals In the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Health Status, Living Conditions, And Quality Of Life Of Older Individuals In the Occupied Palestinian Territories
This study provides a glimpse of the living conditions, health status, and quality of life (QOL) of older persons 65 years and older in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt), a country marked by persistent challenges in political, economic, and social stability that enforce hardships on various aspects of the population's daily life. This study seeks to assess personal characteristics, socioeconomic and demographic information, social support, functionality, housing conditions, and healthcare status. It is widely recognized that QOL in the older is influenced by determinants specific to older age, including but not limited to social roles and support, fluctuation of physical health status, and coping with challenges brought on by ageing. Personal characteristics, demographic variables, socioeconomic, and ...
Evaluation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Palestine: Implementation Achievements, Outcomes and Lessons Learned
Evaluation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Palestine: Implementation Achievements, Outcomes and Lessons Learned
Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPPs) aim to deliver prevention-based behavior change interventions to reduce incidence of diabetes. This study reports on the evaluation of the implementation of Phase 1 of the Palestine National Diabetes Prevention Program (PNDPP) which aimed to establish a national community-based approach to diabetes care and prevention, adopting a holistic approach to building communities’ capacity to address diabetes. Within this aim, the program worked to launch three centers of excellence and six intermediate diabetes clinics in the North of the West Bank to act as referral centers; strengthen the national committee of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to become active and operational; building capacity of health care providers to implement national protocols to strengthen diabetes care and prevention; provide quality and patientcentered diabetes care, treatment and ...
The Forgotten Victims: The Effects of War on the Elderly Population in Gaza
The Forgotten Victims: The Effects of War on the Elderly Population in Gaza
In the rubble of a devastated Gaza neighborhood, an elderly man mourns the remnants of what oncewas his family home. "I worked for 40 years to build this home," he laments, "it’s all gone." Anotherelderly woman, now residing in a packed shelter with thousands of other displaced Palestinians,expresses the poor conditions she and her family are living in: “we have no money, we have no food,no electricity… feeling cold.” Download the full article to read more. 
THE RAVAGES OF WAR: IMPACT ON MOTHERS & NEWBORNS IN GAZA
THE RAVAGES OF WAR: IMPACT ON MOTHERS & NEWBORNS IN GAZA
According to Ministry of Health data, as of November 10, 3,027 women and 4,506 children have been killed in the Gaza strip, representing around 67% of all casualties, while thousands more have been injured. This means that 420 children have been killed or injured every day since October 7, some of them only a few months or even days old. to read the full article please download the full article. 
The disproportionate vulnerability of older people in humanitarian emergencies
The disproportionate vulnerability of older people in humanitarian emergencies
Oct 13, 2023, order by the Israeli forces for the mass evacuation of 1·1 million people from northern Gaza before an expected ground offensive included those of advanced age or with higher dependency on caregivers.With the population already cut off from basic needs, such as water, electricity, communication networks, fuel, food, and medical services, Médecins sans Frontières—who are active in several hospitals in Gaza—have described the situation as catastrophic.Older people are disproportionately affected by the war in Gaza, as in all humanitarian emergencies. Previous data collected by organisations, including El-Wedad, Juzoor, and HelpAge International show that 44% of older people in Gaza are completely dependent on family members to meet their basic needs, 80% reported they require medical items or medicines, and 45% were going to bed hungry at least one night per week.... 
Toward Suicide Prevention Policy Brief
Toward Suicide Prevention Policy Brief
Empowering Jerusalem`s most marginalized Palestinian Women- Policy Brief
Empowering Jerusalem`s most marginalized Palestinian Women- Policy Brief
“Empowering Women in Marginalized East Jerusalem Communities,” a 2017 research report by Juzoor, a Palestinian public health non-governmental organization, may be one of the first examinations conducted through interviews with Palestinian women themselves on the status of gender equality and women’s empowerment in East Jerusalem
Empowering Women in Marginalized East Jerusalem Communities (Research Paper)
Empowering Women in Marginalized East Jerusalem Communities (Research Paper)
This research study was undertaken to assess the status of gender equality and empowerment of Palestinian women and girls residing in East Jerusalem
A Baseline Survey- The Use of Social Media and its Influence on Palestinian Adolescents’ Health Behaviors and Well-being
A Baseline Survey- The Use of Social Media and its Influence on Palestinian Adolescents’ Health Behaviors and Well-being
This report provides evidence on the ways in which Palestinian adolescents engage with health-related content on social media, and how this impacts their health-related understandings and behaviours.
Policy Paper - Covid -19 and Adolescent Mental Health
Policy Paper - Covid -19 and Adolescent Mental Health
The Impact of Covid-19 on the Psychosocial and Mental Well-Being of Palestinian Adolescent
The Impact of Covid-19 on the Psychosocial and Mental Well-Being of Palestinian Adolescent
A survey shows that the COVID-19 pandemic and continuous lockdowns are having a significant impact on the psychosocial and mental health of Palestinian adolescents. 
Rapid Assessment: The Crisis in Gaza and Impact on Adolescent
Rapid Assessment: The Crisis in Gaza and Impact on Adolescent
This rapid assessment aims to elicit and understand the perception of young people ages 10-19 in the Gaza strip of the current situation and its overall impact on adolescents, ultimately aiming to help to tackle the challenges faced by adolescents.