Junko Takata

Healthcare and Conflict

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
In the last 4 years of conflict in Syria, there has been an estimated 610 deaths of healthcare professionals and 233 deliberate attacks on healthcare facilities. Despite being explicitly prohibited by international law, healthcare facilities are one of the first targets in conflict situations. Junko Takata and Claire Peet of Polygeia highlight the longterm effects of violence against health workers during conflict, and ways Polygeia and other organizations and individuals can get involved in protecting health workers.