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Health and Poverty: Arab States
(1,515 words)

Despite the many annual reports on global human development and Arab development by international agencies, such as UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia), and UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), which rely on general numerical country indicators, there is a deficit of literature that articulates the complexities surrounding issues of gender, health, and poverty in the Arab world from women's points of view. This is…

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Makhoul, Jihad, “Health and Poverty: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0174a>
First published online: 2009

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