The health status of the population of Gaza
The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Adhanom, stated in his recent statement that 1.3 million people in Gaza live in shelters. In addition to difficulties in providing aid due to population density, hygiene problems also increase the risk of infectious diseases.
According to the information provided by Adhanom, various diseases have been discovered in most people living in shelters in Gaza. According to these results; It was found that diseases such as respiratory infection, scabies, lice, diarrhoea, rashes, skin disorders, chicken pox and jaundice were common.
The risk of spreading infectious diseases
In his statement, Ghebreyesus announced the number of diseases discovered so far, and stated that diseases such as respiratory infections, scabies, lice, diarrhea, skin rashes, skin disorders, chickenpox, and jaundice pose a serious health threat to people living in shelters.
Given this health crisis, providing emergency assistance and access to more effective health care is vital. The World Health Organization stresses that the international community must respond to the urgent call to help resolve this emergency situation in Gaza.
Health authorities warn of the need to raise hygiene standards and take more effective measures against infectious diseases. This situation remains important as a crisis that health authorities must carefully monitor, not only in Gaza, but around the world.