The Palestinian Health System: Improving its Financing and Enhancing the Quality of its Services

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has revived attention in the Palestinian health apparatus and its structure, capabilities, resilience during disasters, the nature of the health insurance system and joint obligations and responsibilities that underlies it. The quality of health services is the goal of the Palestinian health system. Thus, the government tries to provide various health services in the institutions of the Ministry of Health, or to purchase external services through medical referrals to local and foreign private institutions. At the same time, receiving the best service is every citizen’s expectation when in need for medical care. Reaching the goal of the government and the expectations of the citizen requires the development of available financial resources for the Palestinian health system, whether in the public treasury contribution or in regular contributions from citizens that guarantee sustainability and improve health services and their diversity.

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