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Health Care in Danger: Seeking solutions

09-12-2013 Feature

Attacks on health workers, hospitals and clinics are a growing problem in the world's conflict zones and have a devastating impact on the availability of care for the sick and wounded. World health experts gathered in London at the Royal Society of Medicine in December 2013 responded with alarm to rising attacks on doctors in Syria and elsewhere.

They discussed solutions, including the ethical responsibility of health workers to treat patients impartially and gain protection through winning respect. Practical steps to ensure physical safety of hospitals and ambulances were reviewed. This film traces the path from problem to solutions. It highlights images from the Health Care in Danger public communication campaign that focuses on the right way to deliver safe care amid violence.

 

Find out more about the Heath Care in Danger campaign