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This guide provides recommendations for devising policies and strategies and for developing and implementing practical measures to prevent violence against patients, health-care workers and facilities, and medical transport.
It is for anyone concerned about or involved in ensuring that health care is delivered impartially and effectively during armed conflicts or other emergencies. As such, government authorities and policymakers, State armed and security forces, armed groups, National Red Cross or Red Crescent Societies (National Societies), healthcare workers, aid agencies and civil-society organizations will find the content of this guide relevant to their work.