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Ensuring the safety of health-care facilities: an online discussion

24-09-2013 Event

If in times of peace, health-care facilities can be a stressful environment to work in, imagine what can happen during an armed conflict or other emergency, when they are usually more solicited, function under threat or are directly targeted. At the end of a Health Care in Danger expert workshop, a livestream panel discussion focuses on the need of protection for patients and health-care workers in armed violence. You are welcome to address your questions to the experts.

Event Info

Where: online, from Ottawa University, from 12pm to 1:30pm (GMT - 4:00 - Ottawa)

When: 27.09.2013

Organisers: 

The Canadian Red Cross with the support of ICRC

Participants:

Speakers will include experts from the Canadian Red Cross, the ICRC, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), as well as local hospital directors, who will provide direct perspectives from the field. The debate will focus on concrete recommendations and measures that can be taken to help ensure the physical safety of health-care facilities, during times of armed conflict or other emergencies.

Please register online at the Canadian Red Cross website.