The persistence of attacks against health care in conflict zones raises an urgent set of questions on the dynamics and nature of these attacks, how to prevent them, and end impunity. Despite a growing attention to this issue, the trend of violence against health care seems to be increasing. To celebrate the launch of the book Perilous Medicine: The struggle to protect health care from the violence of war written by Professor Leonard Rubenstein, the Global Health Centre is hosting a discussion that aims at delving into the reality of war-torn countries and the reckless violence against hospitals, patients, doctors, nurses, and other health care workers. This event seeks to answer pressing questions on how to reverse the trend of increasingly frequent attacks against the health care sector and reflect on the way forward.
- Leonard Rubenstein, Professor of Practice, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Maciej Polkowski, Head, Health Care in Danger Initiative, International Committee of the Red Cross
- Randa Loutfi (TBC), Director of Programs, Syrian American Medical Society