127. Smith, C. Health Development in the Gaza Strip: A Case for the Support of Local Groups. Birzeit: Birzeit University Community Health Unit, 1987: 13 pp.

Activities of health organizations in the Gaza Strip are summarized, including the government, UNRWA and local NGO sectors. Attention is drawn to the figures indicating that public expenditure by the government sector in Gaza is only half of the total income from taxation of the Gaza people. Restrictions on health development imposed by the military authorities are also discussed.

Finally the case is argued for the support of local Palestinian health organizations if an approach to primary health care which involves full participation of the local community is to be promoted.