IntraHealth Blog Post Examines How Attacks On Health Facilities, Workers Affect Women
IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: How Do Attacks on Health Care Affect Women?
Elynn Kann, student and former advocacy intern at IntraHealth International, examines how attacks on health care facilities and workers affect women, writing, “[T]he issue of attacks on health care needs to be looked at through a gender lens. We need to improve data on attacks on health, including collecting gender disaggregated data. We need more research on the physical and mental impact of attacks on health for women. And we need to look deeper into the impact on female health workers. … [W]ithout women-focused interventions, we won’t be able to do everything possible to protect the lives of women and their families in conflict” (7/17).