Health Care Under Attack: A Call for Action

Attacks on healthcare workers and facilities are increasing, in both conflict and non-conflict settings. The targeting of healthcare workers and facilities has grave consequences for the delivery of care and the right to health in such settings. Join a live-streaming event on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

67th World Health Assembly
WHA Technical Briefing: “ Health Care Under Attack: A Call for Action”

The objective of the briefing is to raise awareness of the scale and nature of attacks on health care, to affirm the basic principles of the sanctity of health care and the right to health, and to share views from national as well as international perspectives. There will be interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish

The panel discussion will include representatives of Member States as well as representatives from:
WHO (Dr. Bruce Aylward, Dr. Ala Alwan),
OCHA (Ms Valerie Amos),
ICRC (Mr. Peter Maurer)

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Live Panel at SocialGood

In addition to the above event, Pierre Gentile, the Head of the HCiD Project will participate in the live panel “SocialGood” organized by the WHO and the UN Foundation. The panel is accessible live at Other panel participants include: Rick Brennan, Director of Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response for WHO and Christy Feig, Director of Communication at WHO, (who will act as the “host” and interviewer).

This panel aims to complement the technical briefing of the same name held earlier in the day and to give the World Health +SocialGood audience an overview of the pressing problem of increasing attacks on health care workers and facilities.

Questions from the live-stream audience may also be incorporated into the session.

Visit the Health Care in Danger Network.

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