Global Health Now

Overdue Action Needed to Stop Attacks on Health Care

Monday, April 1, 2019
Although governments have continually declared that attacks on health care are unacceptable, their conduct shows instead that the attacks have become accepted. Today our Chair Len Rubenstein will speak at a special session of the UN Security Council to press governments to end their passivity and act to protect health workers and health care.

Syria's Lost Generation

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Syrian children risk becoming a “lost generation” if they don’t receive medical care, psychological support, and education, according to representatives of groups grappling with how to protect children displaced by the Syrian civil war.Many still in Syria have little or no access to health care, according to Unni Karunakara, MD, former international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Speaking at a panel discussion Monday at Yale University, Karunakara estimated that 70% of health facilities in Syria have been destroyed.