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

In its 8 October 2012
online issue, The Lancet, a United Kingdom-based medical journal, published an
article entitled: ldquo;Palestinian Healthmdash;Science for Accountability.rdquo; The article
highlights the research carried out recently on the health status of the
Palestinian people,nbsp; 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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