The provision of modern medical services to a nomadic population: A review of medical services to the Bedouins of Southern Sinai during Israeli rule 1967-1982

Pnina Romem, Haya Reizer, Yitzhak Romem, Shifra Shvarts

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Abstract

Southern Sinai, a mountainous desolated arid area, is inhabited by Bedouin nomad tribes composed of Arabic-speaking Moslems. Until the Six Day War between Egypt and Israel in 1967, healthcare services in the region were based on traditional medicine performed by the Darvish, a local healer. Over the course of Israeli rule (1967-1982) an elaborate healthcare service was established and maintained, providing modern, up to date, comprehensive medical services that were available to all free of charge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-308
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Volume4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 24 Jun 2002

Keywords

  • Bedouins
  • Healthcare services
  • Israel
  • Public health
  • Sinai

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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