2018 a Year of Dangerous Attacks on Health Workers, Facilities

May 14, 2019 WashingtonThere were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports, and patients in 23 countries in conflict in 2018, the  Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition reported today. At least 167 health workers died and at least 710 were injured. This marks an increase in the number of documented attacks compared to 2017, when the coalition reported 701 such instances.The coalition ’s sixth annual report documents attacks on vaccination workers, paramedics, nurses, doctors, midwives, community volunteers, drivers, and guards, in violation of international norms and interrupting global efforts to stop dangerous disease outbreaks such as Ebola and to eradicate polio.Evidence of attacks in the report,Impunity Remains: 2018 Attacks on Health Care in 23 Countries in Conflict, was gathered from humanitarian organizations, the World Health Organization and other United Nations (UN) agencies and coalition members, as well as from open source data.“The UN and governments claim to be committed to stopping attacks and ensuring accountability,” says Leonard Rubenstein, chair of the coalition and senior scientist atJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and theJohns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health. “But we are seeing again widespread impunity by state militaries and armed groups, the targeting of health workers and the health of millions of people at risk.”The report offers accounts of...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Policy & Advocacy Source Type: news

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