The Protection of Health Care in Armed and Civil Conflict

05/09/2012
Shell holes in Koms

On Friday, May 11, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will host an event titled The Protection of Health Care in Armed and Civil Conflict. In the past year, protecting health care in armed and civil conflict has burst on the international agenda, with action at the UN Security Council and the World Health Organization, a new campaign by the ICRC, and a new international coalition. This event will discuss the new developments occurring in this space and review integrated strategies to protect health care in times of armed conflict and civil strife. Panelists will include Len Rubenstein, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict coalition; Amb. Jimmy Kolker, principal deputy director of the Office of Global Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services; and Dr. Mark Steinbeck, health delegate and detention doctor for the International Committee of the Red Cross. The event will be moderated by J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. It will take place at CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC, B1 Conference Room. Lunch will be provided. RSVP: http://SmartGlobalHealth.org/HealthCare