42. 'Abdelnour, S.F. Implementing the Community Oriented Health Promotion Approach in the Occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. An Experience of Community Health Promotion Program by the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees, undated.

The paper describes the experience of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees (UPMRC) in applying the community-oriented health promotion approach in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Some background information about the study area is presented, including disease prevalence and health hazards.

UPMRC aims at achieving "Health for All by the Year 2000", conceptualizing health in a holistic way, as suggested by Blum's model in which environment, behavior, health care services and heredity contribute to health. Epp's framework for health promotion is the base for UPMRC's health promotion activities which are based on enhancing public participation, strengthening community health services and coordinating healthy public policy. Objectives, strategies and difficulties facing UPMRC in implementing community-based health promotion activities are discussed.