Health Care Workers Risking Lives To Provide Care In Conflict Zones, Panel Says

Global Health NOW: Losing Lives to Save Lives
“ ‘Kunduz.’ Prior to this declarative utterance, Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Laurie Garrett had presided Tuesday over a meeting at CFR in New York by launching hard questions at panelists from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the Program on Human Rights, Health and Conflict at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her line of inquiry focused on those who are losing lives to save lives: health care workers targeted by not only ramshackle regimes and terrorist groups, but also major states (most notably Syria), for the ‘crime’ of providing health care…” (Yakutchik, 6/30).