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Safeguarding Health Care In Conflict Situations Should Be At Center Of Human Rights Agenda

Physicians for Human Rights Blog: Defending Health Care is at the Heart of the Human Rights Agenda
Susannah Sirkin, director of international policy and partnerships and senior adviser at Physicians for Human Rights, discusses health care from a human rights perspective, writing, “Attacks on health [personnel and facilities] … represent a public health crisis … [T]his crisis also belongs at the heart of the human rights agenda … [I]t is critical for the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Human Rights Council to document assaults on health as part of their routine human rights assessments” (9/18).