Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies  البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات


District of Tubas in Palestine has been under occupation for over a half century. The occupying power did not take the issue of developing health services in this district seriously. Therefore, this study, through using new technologies tries to carry out spatial analysis of health services in terms of their distribution and adequacy. This study aims to carry out spatial analysis to health services in Tubas District in terms of their distribution and adequacy. The study also aims to find out the most important problems they encounter and suggest appropriate solutions. Researchers used historical method to follow Tubas District historical periods, development of its demography and health services. Researchers also relied on descriptive and spatial methods through the uses of Geographic Information Systems, statistical analysis, and the nearest neighbor for the purpose of finding out the spatial distribution of health services. This study has revealed that it is of great importance to use new technologies in health services spatial analysis in the District of Tubas. The study has revealed that such services are not equally distributed, and this is due to changing ruling powers throughout the last century and most importantly to long negligence of Israeli authorities of developing this district. In addition, the division of this district to subareas of A, B and C has its severe consequences on the distribution of health services. It is very necessary to put standards that are suitable to Palestinians in order to upgrade Tubas health services. It is also necessary that Palestinian Authorities have good cooperation in order to upgrade this district’s health services.



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