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Health in armed conflicts : challenges, dilemmas and prospects

07-04-2014 Event

Health issues and the delivery of health services in contemporary armed conflicts are becoming more complex. Whilst the nature of and the response to specific health problems and challenges in armed conflicts may be found in relevant specialized literature, this topic is rarely discussed in global health arenas.

Event Info

Where: CICG, 17 rue de Verembé, Geneva, Switzerland. From 12:15 to 13:45

When: 16.04.2014

This session will include perspectives from the field on the delivery of health care in insecure environments. It will be an opportunity to have conversations and share practices between health professionals, and to provide different perspectives and explore the possibilities for cooperation amongst partners concerned to address health care needs in armed conflict.


Speakers include:

  • Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Bertrand Levrat, Director General of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG)
  • Pierre Gentile, Head of Health Care in Danger Project, ICRC
  • Moderated by Claire Doole, ClearViewMedia


See also:
Health care in danger in conflicts globally  - TV news footage