Health care services in armed conflict
Meeting report from "Approaches to Protect and Maintain Health Care Services in Armed Conflict – Meeting SDGs 3 and 16" published in the international journal Conflict and Health.
Replica of an ambulance at war - pierced by gunfire. Photo: Red Cross
The escalation of conflict in the Middle East coincides with an emerging trend of attacks on healthcare. Protection of health personnel, health services and humanitarian workers is no longer respected. This compromises the achievement of the UNs SDGs 3–towards health for all, and 16–towards justice and peace. The Centre for Global Health at the University of Oslo, the Peace Research Institute Oslo and the Norwegian Red Cross co-organised a meeting 29 November 2017 exploring how conflict impacts health systems and potential solutions to protect and maintain health care services.
We thank all co-authors and meeting participants for their expertise and time, and for their commitment to the important issues raised.
Read the report published in Conflict and Health (2019): Approaches to protect and maintain health care services in armed conflict – meeting SDGs 3 and 16