Health Workers

Report: Palestinians Injured in Gaza During Israeli Offensive Receive Deficient Health Care

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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.

A Colleague Lost, and the Unknown Devastation of Attacks on Health Care

Friday, June 10, 2016
We know very little about what happened to Sister Veronika Rackova, a physician and Catholic nun who was loved by her community in Yei, South Sudan. We know that someone shot at Sister Veronika’s ambulance and she died four days later. She was one of more than a thousand people killed in the last 15 months as a result of attacks on health care.

The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Welcomes Passage of UN Resolution Condemning Attacks on Health

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition welcomes a new resolution by the UN Security Council condemning attacks on health workers and facilities. The value of the resolution will be determined by whether states adhere to international norms, develop strategies to prevent attacks, and bring perpetrators of attacks to justice.

Despite Threats, Thousands Join Anti-Polio Drive in Pakistan, a Last Bastion of the Disease

Monday, February 15, 2016
More than 100,000 health workers fanned out across Pakistan on Monday, stepping up a drive to eliminate the polio virus this year from one of its last bastions, despite continuing militant threats to vaccination teams.Pakistan accounts for more than 70 percent of the world's cases of polio, a virus that can cause lifelong paralysis and is now endemic in only two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan

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