Health care in danger: Meeting the challenges

01 December 2015
Health care in danger: Meeting the challenges
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A humanitarian worker caught up in the conflict in Mali, a religious leader in the occupied Palestinian territory, a doctor in Côte d'Ivoire, and many others striving to protect health-care services share their stories of courage and hope in the new publication Health Care in Danger – Meeting the Challenges.

Four years on from the launch of the HCiD project, this publication reminds us how violence can disrupt the delivery of health care, leading to dramatic consequences, and explains what individuals can do to prevent violence against health-care workers and facilities.

The stories in Meeting the Challenges prove that even in times of armed conflict, access to health care can be made safer.

The publication can be downloaded free of charge on the HCiD website.