Hospitals

Power outages, restrictions on movement and imports bringing Gaza health sector ‘to its knees’, warns WHO

Monday, July 17, 2017
Electricity cuts and continued shortages of medicines and medical supplies in the Gaza Strip are severely restricting the access of 2 million people to critical medical care, the WHO has warned. At least 30 hospitals, 70 primary health care centres and a blood blank are at risk of full or partial closure due to continued power outages and not enough fuel or spare parts for back-up generators.

Press Release: Deadly Missile Attacks on Hospitals and School in Aleppo and Idlib

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
On February 15, four hospitals and a school in provinces of Aleppo and Idlib were struck by airstrikes and missile attacks, leaving civilian casualties, including women and children. Two of the four hospitals attacked were supported by SAMS, another one was supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), and the fourth hospital attacked was an OBGYN/neonatal clinic.

The Syrian Government Is Systematically Targeting Hospitals With Airstrikes

Friday, August 21, 2015
The Syrian government has been attacking hospitals across the war-torn country with alarming regularity. Although such attacks are banned under the Geneva Convention, Fadel Abdul Ghani of the Syrian Network for Human Rights said the attacks on hospitals are a “systematic and widespread strategy” employed by the government.

Health Under Occupation: Constraints on access to healthcare in the Palestinian Territories

Friday, August 14, 2015
Gaza’s hospitals and homes are still in shambles a year after the latest offensive. Relief efforts must place emphasis on the enduring mechanisms of the Israeli Occupation and how they affect the healthcare chain of supply and demand. The glaring restriction on mobility that is the hallmark of the Occupation prevents medical students from traveling abroad to specialize and patients from accessing care.

Statement Delivered at World Health Assembly in Response to WHO's Global Vaccine Action Plan

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
At the 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva this week,IntraHealth International delivered a statement on behalf IntraHealth as well as 34 other organizations who are affiliated with the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. The statement was made in response to WHO's Global Vaccine Action Plan.

Attacks on Health Facilities, Staff, Patients

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Attacks on medical facilities, health workers, and patients have occurred in at least 17 countries undergoing conflict and civil unrest since January 2014, Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition said in a joint report issued today. The report was released at the annual meeting of health ministers from around the world in Geneva from May 18-26, 2015. The 22-page report, “Attacks on Health: Global Report,” highlights recent attacks in countries around the world.

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