World Health Assembly Passes Resolution

06/08/2012
Health worker caring for a patient

Leonard S. Rubenstein of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health took part in the 65th World Health Assembly in Geneva last month. Upon his return, he told the magazine of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health about the new resolution requiring the World Health Organization to lead international data collection of attacks on health workers, facilities, transports and patients. The Safeguarding Health in Conflict coalition urged passage of the resolution for more than a year. In this two-minute video, Rubenstein provides a quick summary of the resolution and looks ahead to next steps.

Photo courtesy of Karen Human Rights Group.