Welcome to the Health Care in Danger Network

13-02-2014 Article

If you have already been working on the issue of violence against health care for some years, you will know how frustrating it is not to find enough relevant resources, whether that be studies, best practices or simply statistics. You will certainly also have wondered if other organizations and individuals are also addressing the issue, what progress they have made and whether they have overcome some of the challenges you face. Within the Health Care in Danger (HCiD) project, we had the same frustrations. Aware of how important it is to coordinate and complement our work with that of others, we decided to set up a shared online platform.

We called it the Health Care in Danger Network. An interactive web-based platform, accessible by invitation only, it boasts a wide variety of resources from a range of organizations and a shared calendar of the different initiatives planned across the world. Members form what we call a “community of concern” and include organizations and individuals actively involved in increasing safe access to health care. The platform enables them to interact with each other, exchange practical experience and follow up on recommendations formulated during the expert-consultation phase of the HCiD project.

The platform now has more than 350 members from the ICRC, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and other organizations, such as the World Medical Association and Médecins Sans Frontières.

If you are not yet a member, we welcome you to join us – and if you are already are, tell us how we can make it even more useful. See you online!