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Pretoria Workshop: Ensuring safety of health facilities

03-04-2014 Event

Violence against health-care facilities, including bombing, shooting and looting, is a major humanitarian issue leading to lack of safe access for thousands of patients. The last of the eleven Health Care in Danger workshops will gather renowned experts to discuss how to secure hospitals, health-centres and other premises in areas affected by armed conflict or other emergencies.

Event Info

Where: Pretoria, South Africa

When: 08.04.2014 - 10.04.2014

Organizers

  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Department of International Relations and Cooperation of the government of South Africa (DIRCO)

Participants

More then 40 experts, including hospital managers working in insecure environments and representatives of World Health Organisation (WHO), International Hospital Federation (IHF), World Medical Association (WMA) and Doctors without Borders (MSF)

Objectives

The event in Pretoria is the second Health Care in Danger workshop focusing specifically on the issue of safety of health facilities. The first was held in Ottawa late last year.

The experts will discuss solutions for:

  • Ensuring the functioning of health-care facilities
  • Managing stress under pressure
  • Maintaining the physical security of health care infrastructure
  • Creating temporary safe solutions


For more information:
Olga Miltcheva, ICRC Geneva, +41 22 730 20 90 or +41 79 218 75 43
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