Violence against patients and health-care workers is one of the most crucial yet overlooked humanitarian issues today. The Health Care in Danger project is a Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement initiative aiming to improve security and delivery of impartial and efficient health care in armed conflict and other emergencies.
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The World Medical Association, the International Committee of Military Medicine, the International Council of Nurses, and the International Pharmaceutical Federation, representing more than 30 million people from both the military and civilian realms, have adopted the "Ethical Principles of Health Care in Times of Armed Conflict and Other Emergencies.Read more
After a two-year long consultation process with 36 armed groups, the ICRC – as part of the Health Care in Danger initiative – has produced a publication addressing armed groups, calling on them to strengthen their commitment to protect health care.Read more
On 30 June 2015, the Humanitarium at ICRC headquarters in Geneva hosted a public livestreamed conference to mark the launch of a first-of-its-kind code of ethics, The Ethical principles of health care in times of armed conflict and other emergencies. A panel discussion brought together the authors and signatories of this common core document on ethics.Read more
The ICRC has launched an e-learning module on the legal framework applicable to health care during armed conflicts and other emergencies. The module offers a practical, user-friendly and interactive approach to online learning, and will suit a variety of people with or without a legal background.Read more
This Week in Global Health (TWIGH) talks about the dangers that both patients and professionals face when it comes to accessing and delivering healthcare in conflict zones.Read more
How can we protect hospitals, health care workers and patients from attacks? The June Newsletter of the Health Care in Danger project brings you interesting examples of measures to prevent violence and ensure safer access to health care.Read more