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Ebola and War in the Democratic Republic of Congo Avoiding Failure and Thinking Ahead

Thursday, November 29, 2018
The Journal of the American Medical Association published recommendations to the US government regarding the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Ebola epidemic in the DRC is exceptionally dangerous, occurring within active armed conflict and geopolitical volatility, including a million displaced persons.The United States and international community should launch high-level political mobilization, with diplomatic, human, and economic resources. It is critical to recognize that future health crises will occur in fragile, insecure settings. To prepare, the international community needs long-term planning and enhanced capacities to improve the safety and effectiveness of epidemic response operations.

International Peace Institute Report: Safeguarding Medical Care and Humanitarian Action in the UN Counterterrorism Framework

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Report from the International Peace Institute highlighting the use of counterterrorism measures and their increasingly adverse impact on the provision of medical care and the conduct of principled humanitarian action in armed conflict settings.

Hiding Behind the Coalition: Failure to Credibly Investigate and Provide Redress for Unlawful Attacks in Yemen

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
New report from Human Rights Watch highlight the horrifying number of attacks against civilians in Yemen and warns that, if the Saudi-led coalition continues to fall short in safeguarding measures, all coalition members will be "at risk of complicity" in future attacks.

Review of Attacks on Health Care Facilities in Six Conflicts of the Past Three Decades

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
This article examines attacks on health care facilities in conflicts in six middle- to high- income countries that have occurred over the past three decades to try and determine if attacks have become more common, and to assess the different methods used to collect data on attacks. The six conflicts reviewed are Yemen (2015-Present), Syria (2011- Present), Iraq (2003–2011), Chechnya (1999–2000), Kosovo (1998–1999), and Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992–1995).

Protecting health care in armed conflict: action towards accountability

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Driven by a deplorable trend of unlawful attacks on health-care facilities and workers in armed conflicts throughout the world, on May 3, 2016, the UN Security Council (UNSC) adopted Resolution 2286 calling for an end to such attacks. The Secretary-General followed with recommendations of concrete measures for implementation. However, unlawful attacks on health care have continued or intensified in many conflicts, notably in Syria. We, academic institutions, civil society, and co-sponsoring Member States, convened a side event during the 72nd UN General Assembly to focus global attention on this issue and the imperative that Resolution 2286 be implemented.

Attacks on Medical Education

Sunday, April 22, 2018
The attacks on healthcare are a shocking reality of ongoing violent conflicts. This report aims to explore the impact pf violence on medical education, with its specific components, such as education facilities, teaching hospitals, libraries, professors, medical students and all other directly related components.

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