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Report Urges Greater Protection Of HCWs, Patients, Health Facilities, As Attacks Documented In 17 Countries

New York Times: Health Workers and Patients Under Threat in 17 Countries, Report Finds
“Health workers, patients, and medical facilities have come under attack in 17 countries since the start of 2014, a coalition of 24 nongovernmental organizations said in a report released Wednesday that urged a greater international effort to protect health services. The report was released jointly by Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict coalition as health ministers met in Geneva for the World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization’s decision-making body…” (Cumming-Bruce, 5/20).

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