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Health Care in Danger
Articles, interviews and useful information on initiatives to make access to health care safer

Syria: "Nobody wants to live near a hospital in Aleppo"

Can we afford to get used to seeing hospitals bombed and patients and health-care personnel attacked? A resolute decision of the UN Security Council rejects this eventuality reaffirming that wars have limits and that States have precise responsibilities to preserve them.

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Pakistan: Karachi says no to violence against health-care workers

The News, a major newspaper in Pakistan, recently reported that 130 doctors were killed and 150 kidnapped in Karachi between 2012 and 2014. Now the city is hosting a major project to tackle the issue of violence against health care, one which could be replicated elsewhere in Pakistan and beyond.

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World Health Assembly decision is stepping stone to protecting health care

WHO estimates that by 2030 the global health workforce will be 18 million people short of the numbers needed to meet the SDGs and universal health coverage targets. In order to break down barriers to the development of the health workforce, the protection of health-care workers from violence becomes a capital stake. A historic decision of the World Health Assembly provides practical ways for States and the WHO to do just that.

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