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Health Cluster Bulletin, oPt, Jul-Sep 2020

Highlights

  • The COVID-19 outbreak continues to cause disruptions in the delivery of other essential healthcare services across oPt with about 80% full functionality among healthcare facilities.
  • Resource mobilization for COVID-19 is affecting funding for HRP activities which are only 30% funded.
  • There has been increased demand for telemedicine and online trainings for healthcare workers.
  • The COVID-19 response is plagued by shortages of critical requirements for testing and case management.
  • Due to border closures and other restrictions, partners are experiencing delays in delivery of international orders.
  • Barriers to accessing healthcare services continue to negatively impact patients especially those in the Gaza Strip.
  • The COVID-19 outbreak is adding to the mental strain of many Palestinians as the disease and public health measures take their toll.
  • In August 2020, partners participated in the 2021 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) workshops as part of the Humanitarian Program Cycle.

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