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The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition's new report shows there were more than 1,200 violent attacks and threats against health workers, medical facilities and transports, and patients in 20 conflict-affected countries in 2019. At least 150 health workers were killed, 90 were kidnapped, and at least 500 more were injured as a result.
Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Chair Leonard Rubenstein discusses the effect of conflict in the country.
New Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition annual report documents incidents of violence and threats against health workers, facilities, and transport in 20 conflict-affected countries and territories.
The APHA’s Governing Council adopted 14 new policy statements at its 2019 Annual Meeting in November. Ending Attacks on Health Workers calls on the World Health Organization, governments, the United Nations Security Council, and parties in conflicts to take specific actions to end attacks on health workers.