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U.N. Should Take Steps To Protect Hospitals, Health Workers In War Zones, Global Health Experts Write In Paper

STAT: Experts urge United Nations to protect hospitals from further attacks
“Global health experts are calling on the international community to defend medical neutrality in war zones — and are urging the United Nations to act when health care facilities are attacked. … The Geneva Conventions — ratified by 196 countries — are intended to protect medical services for civilians in war zones. But in a new paper published Tuesday in the BMJ Global Health, experts say blatant violations of that code are going unpunished…” (Thielking, 11/22).

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