Pakistan: Health Care in Danger study undertaken in Karachi

The ICRC together with its Karachi partners APPNA Institute of Public Health, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre and Ziauddin University recently finished a study on violence against health personnel and facilities. The study identified different types of violence and their effects, and is part of Health Care in Danger (HCiD) project that aims to better protect health services from violence.

In this video, Maciej Polkowski, head of the HCiD project in Karachi, explains the importance of the study.

Additionally, together with the Research Society of International Law Pakistan, a study was undertaken to review the legal framework within which the Karachi health sector operates.

The results of the two studies are presented in the following reports:


Violence against Health Care – Results from a multi-centre study in Karachi

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Towards Protecting Health Care in Karachi – A legal review

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