The ministry promotes medical and health aspects in the Palestinian Territory, especially under the deteriorating circumstances from the ongoing conflict. The Ministry's Central Public Health Laboratory monitors the epidemiological status of infectious and non-infectious diseases, as well as carrying out analytical tests on water, food, and drugs.
Directorate of Preventive Medicine (Gaza and West Bank)
An extension of the Health Information Management System, the PHIC produces and disseminates health related data and information for Palestinian health providers and other relevant agencies.
Since 1973, Save the Children is reaching girls and boys in need in the poorest and most marginalized areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Interventions include environmental health, especially clean water and sanitation, with related health and hygiene education programs.