49. Barghouthi, M. and Daibes, I. The West Bank Rural PHC Survey Interim Report 2: The Tulkarm Area. Ramallah: Health Development Information Project, 1991: 82 pp.

This report comprises the second part of the West Bank Rural PHC Survey describing the Tulkarm District (see Barghouthi, M. and Daibes, I. (1990)). The same method of data collection and format were used as in the Jenin report. Some additions were made including sections on education, supervision policies and coordination between communities and PHC organizations.

The total rural population of the Tulkarm district was found to be about 188,000 persons living in 90 communities. Registered refugees comprised 13% of the population. As in the Jenin district, public services were less than adequate with 36% of the communities having access to piped water supply and 64% having access to 24-hour electricity supply.

Eighty clinics were located and surveyed in the district. However 52% of the communities did not have any type of PHC services. A detailed description of the services provided by clinics is presented. Fifteen percent of the clinics did not have latrines and 29% did not have soap and towels.