Health Care in Danger: Tackling violence against health care in war and emergency
Wednesday 4 December, Royal Society of Medicine, London. This event accompanies the expert conference on 3 December and aims to provide an introduction to the Health Care in Danger project.
Where: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE
6:30-8pm, Wednesday 4 December 2013
Speaker: Bruce Eschaya-Chauvin, Medical Adviser to the Health Care in Danger project
Chair: Dr Preeti Patel, Lecturer in Global Health and Security, Department of War Studies, King's College London
Across the world’s trouble spots, hospitals, ambulances, doctors and nurses too often find themselves the target of attacks, at a time when their expert assistance is needed more than ever.
In response to this critical problem, the ICRC-led project Health Care in Danger has undertaken expert consultations around the world to highlight steps that can be taken to address the issue. Bruce Eschaya-Chauvin, a medical advisor to the ICRC, will present the problem and how the project aims to tackle it, attempting to provide an overview of the consequences of violence against health care for medical students, trainees, humanitarian workers, and others concerned with finding a solution to this grave and urgent problem.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception.
There will be a charge of £5 for members of the Royal Society of Medicine and £10 for non-members.
Find out more about the 3 December expert conference which this evening event accompanies here or watch below as Dr Eschaya-Chauvin explains how discussions with experts in the UK and worldwide are playing a part in devising ways to make health care delivery safer.