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World Humanitarian Day Provides Opportunity To Raise Awareness Of ‘Toxic Mix Of Conflict, Disease, Famine,’ Applaud Dedication Of Health Workers, Others

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Cholera in Yemen: war, hunger, disease … and heroics Editorial Board “The harms done by war are many and complex. Death, injury, and displacement are the most obvious, but infection is also closely intertwined with conflict. Across the Middle East and Africa, outbreaks of infection have…

Former MSF Deputy Discusses Challenges Of Providing Health Care Services In Conflict Zones

Devex: Q&A: Former MSF South Sudan deputy on providing health services in conflict “…Médecins Sans Frontières have become veterans of navigating the relentless cycles of violence that uproot civilians. As people run, MSF runs after them trying to provide medical care, said former country deputy director, Julie Reserve. With more…

Secretary Of State Tillerson Moving Forward With State Department Reorganization Plan; No Intention Of Merging USAID Into Agency, Deputy Secretary Says

Devex: No intent to merge USAID into State, says deputy secretary of state “The United States Department of State does not currently intend to merge the U.S. Agency for International Development into the State Department, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan told the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Monday. In…

Physicians, Medical Organizations Must Publicly Condemn Hospital Bombardments, Demand Their End

BMJ Opinion: Kathleen Thomas: Hospital bombardment — the new weapon of war? Kathleen Thomas, an intensive care doctor from Australia, discusses her experience witnessing the destruction of Médecins Sans Frontières’ Kunduz Trauma Centre in Afghanistan when it was hit by U.S. airstrikes on October 3, 2015. Thomas describes the “weaponization”…

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