Johns Hopkins Report Examines WHO’s Role In Mosul, As ‘Provider Of Last Resorts’
Devex: Did WHO’s quest to save lives in Mosul battle get too close to the front lines?
“The term ‘provider of last resorts’ has been a point of discussion in the World Health Organization’s draft 13th program of work. In efforts to illustrate what it means, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has often made an example of the organization’s intervention in Mosul, Iraq, in 2017 … But a recent report by the Center for Humanitarian Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reveals the events that unfolded on the ground in Mosul — and the decisions that actors made — raised significant questions on the future of humanitarian response in today’s conflict settings…” (Ravelo, 3/6).
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