Gaza faces health crisis: 8,000 lives at risk post war

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WASHINGTON — Independent researchers from the US and the UK have reported that around 8,000 more people could still die in the Gaza Strip over the next six months, even if the war were to stop now, due to the crisis in public health resulting from Israel’s war on the strip, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

The report, published on Monday, was prepared by academics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health in the US, and is part of larger estimates of additional deaths that may result from the war on Gaza over the next six months.

According to the report, severe injuries will be the primary cause of the majority of additional deaths in Gaza if the war continues or escalates. However, deaths resulting from malnutrition and infectious diseases such as cholera, as well as the inability to receive care for diseases like diabetes, will also kill thousands.

Researchers anticipate that, in the worst-case scenario, if the intensity of the war escalates or a major disease outbreak occurs, approximately 85,570 people could die by early August, including 68,650 deaths attributed to severe injuries.

Furthermore, even if a ceasefire were to occur, it is still possible for around 11,580 people to die during the same period if a disease outbreak worsens the challenges related to repairing the sewage system and healthcare system in Gaza. The report also estimated that around 3,250 of these deaths will be due to long-term complications from severe injuries, and 8,330 for other reasons.

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