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    sumosam

    Gaza Health Crisis - 2009
    Doctors discuss health crisis
    after recent visits to
    Gaza and West Bank

    Monday, April 06, 7:00 p.m.
    Leslie Dan Pharmacy Building
    Room B250
    144 College Street, Toronto
    Free admission.
    Child in makeshift ambulance
    For countless years now, world-renowned organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, UNICEF and others have documented the effects of occupation on the physical and mental health of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. As the years pass, the health violations only continue to escalate, both in the West Bank, where access to health care is difficult at best and especially in Gaza, where a brutal blockade imposed as collective punishment by the Israeli government has denied Palestinians even basic supplies such as food and water, let alone health care. This blockade has been directly blamed and condemned by various health groups such as the International Red Cross, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) and many more. Health is a human right - one that an occupying power is obligated to provide for the civilian population according to the Fourth Geneva Convention.

    Come and learn about the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and hear first-hand accounts from Canadian health care professionals and researchers of all backgrounds who have traveled to Palestine -- one since the recent war -- and seen the damaging effects that this occupation has on the Palestinian civilians. We will be having a panel discussion and encourage participation from health care professionals and other citizens alike.

    To learn more, please see the five part series published in the Lancet (a prominent UK medical journal) being released this month entitled Health In the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

    For more info on this exciting event, please see the CJPME Website.

    Hope to see you there!

    Email the CJPME Leadership
    The CJPME Website
    Map / Indications : Toronto, April 06, 2009. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Address - Adresse:

    Leslie Dan Pharmacy Building
    Room B250
    144 College St., Toronto