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Australia: Health Care in Danger - the way forward | panel discussion

08-09-2014 Event

The ICRC and Australian Red Cross will co-host a special panel event in Canberra this month, as part of a crucial global project aimed at improving the security of medical care in armed conflict zones and other emergencies.

Event Info

Where: Canberra, Australia

When: 24.09.2014, 17:45 - 19:00

Even in the chaos of war or violent upheaval, it is still possible to ensure that the wounded and the sick have timely access to health care. 

In this thought-provoking event, part of the ICRC-led Health Care in Danger project, the panel will discuss a range of practical steps that can be taken to address the critical humanitarian challenge of violence against medical care, and save the lives of thousands of people around the world.

Featuring speakers:

  • Dr Bruce Eshaya-Chauvin Medical Advisor, Health Care in Danger Project, ICRC Geneva,
  • Paul McPhun Executive Director,  Médecins Sans Frontières - Australia,
  • Dr Sarah Miller Clinical and Forensic Psychologist & delegate with the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement

The event also marks the launch of the Health Care in Danger project’s most recent publication: Promoting Military Operational Practice that ensures safe access to and delivery of health care.  This report is the outcome of a broad consultation process with military personnel around the world on how to mitigate the impact of military operations on the safe delivery of health care.

The 24 September panel will commence at 5.45pm at the Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU.

Register here: or by emailing

For more information on the Health Care in Danger project, visit here.