ISRAEL/PALESTINE: A Mapping of Cooperative Health Programs in Palestine and Israel

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Presidency
Western Asia

Health is essential to the economy, well-being, national security, and future of the Middle East region. The Palestine/Israel Health Initiative (PIHI) is a central component of the Center for the Study of the Presidency's USAID-supported program “Advancing Trust and Reconciliation in Israel and Palestine.” The Health and Medicine component of this USAID-sponsored initiative focuses on using health as a bridge to further knowledge, cooperation, trust, and understanding between Israelis and Palestinians. Countries cannot achieve political stability or flourish economically with unhealthy people. Health is a common currency in this region of the world to help achieve a better future – reducing inequalities that lead to mistrust and building the relationships between people that can serve as pillars for peaceful coexistence.

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Peace through Health