Twelve Countries Pledge to Protect Health Workers and Facilities in Conflict Areas

Aftermath of an attack on a health facility in Aleppo, Syria. Photo courtesy of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), a member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. December 05, 2017 IntraHealth International, as co-secretariat of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, applauds a new declaration by France and 11 other UN member states to take concrete actions to protect health workers in conflict areas around the world. A report by the coalition documents attacks on health workers or facilities in 23 countries in conflict or political unrest last year. Health workers were arrested, assaulted, kidnapped, punished, and even killed just for doing their jobs

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Twelve Countries Pledge to Protect Health Workers and Facilities in Conflict Areas