Call for Papers: Theme Issue on Attacks on Health Workers in Conflict Zones


World Health & Population is seeking original manuscripts for a theme issue on the nature and impacts of attacks on health workers in conflict zones, to be published in Fall 2014.

The issue’s guest editors are Leonard S. Rubenstein and Katherine Footer of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Joseph Amon of Human Rights Watch. The Center and Human Rights Watch are both steering committee members of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. Rubenstein is the coalition’s chair.

Submissions can take the form of empirical studies, evaluations, or policy analysis including a broad range of issues:

  • Studies exploring the vulnerabilities of health care in situations of armed conflict or civil unrest
  • Studies on the short, intermediate, and long term impacts of violence on health systems
  • Strategies for supporting the safety and well-being of civilian health and human resources in situations of armed conflict or civil unrest
  • Policies and actions at the national, regional, and global levels that can promote the respect and protection of health care.

Please refer to these guidelines from World Health & Population. Submissions are due by June 30, 2014.