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current structural plan of the city as a basis to identify planning arcas, and calculating the area and the population distribution1. The analysis and cvaluation of the current spatial distribution of health services was undertaken by comparing the standards of planning for health scrvices in some neighboring countries, and through the use of neighborhood links and the scope of service and the impact of natural distribution of arca and population, The results of the analysis showed that the health services, especially with regard to primary health care centers and pharmacies in the study arca suffer from poor and inadequate distribution, causing pressure on the service and adversely affect the level of health of the population. The study identified the places that lack thicsc services, and provided a planning proposal for the establishment of four health centers and a proposal for the cstablishment of nine new pharmacices in the study area in specific locations using the applications of geographic information systems (GIS). All Rights Reserved - Library of University of Jordan - Center of Thesis Deposit The study recommended a number of recommendations, the most important was the cstablishment of a general hospital in the region, since thc cxisting governmental general hospital in Tulkarem City is the only hospital in the governorate of Tulkarem, which is not subject to horizontal cxpansion in accordance with the planning standards and suffering from the pressure of service by up to approximately twice the currently available capabilitics. In addition, the study recommended the necessity of the development of these centers in terms of their physical, administrative, human nccds, and technical and medical cquipment to casc pressure on the ccnters and provide better scrvicc to citizens. The study also recommended the rationalization of the licensing of new pharmacies in areas with a large number of pharmacies, in order to promote the opening of pharmacies in areas of need for service and to achieve more cfficient spatial distributioni. PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version WWW.pdffactory.com