Today the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition supported a declaration by France and eleven other UN member states to take concrete steps toward implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2286 and protect health care in conflict.
As chair of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, Leonard Rubenstein outlines eight concrete steps states can take now—on their own and through UN bodies—to protect health workers and the sanctity of health care. His statement was given at a UN General Assembly side event on September 22, 2017.
The Special Rapporteur on the right to health for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) spoke at a side event on September 12, 2017 at the Human Rights Council and emphasized that attacks on and interference with health care constitute one of the primary impediments to the realization of the right to health.
New report from the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition shows the extent and intensity of violence against health workers globally remains alarmingly high and calls on the UN Security Council and countries to take concrete steps toward preventing attacks and ending impunity.
A new report by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHRI), a member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, analyzes the deteriorated state of the health system in Gaza through the lens of Palestinians who were injured during the recent war and, as a result, underwent amputation.
This event will address a wide spectrum of strategies to prevent attacks from occurring and to end impunity for them. The session will be moderated by Leonard Rubenstein, chair of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.