Online Program

Recommendations of ICRC Health Care in Danger Project

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Christopher Daniell, MD, International Committee of the Red Cross, Washington, DC

In conflicts and upheavals worldwide, violence disrupts health care services when they are needed most. Violence, both actual and threatened, against the wounded and the sick, and against health care facilities and personnel, is a crucial yet overlooked humanitarian issue, which causes untold suffering. An overriding problem is the lack of respect for the law by militaries and armed groups alike. To address this growing humanitarian problem, the International Committee of the Red Cross launched the Health Care in Danger Project in 2012 with the aim of improving the security and delivery of impartial and efficient health care in armed conflicts and other emergencies. Dr. Daniell will explain what the project has uncovered and delve into the recommendations and measures that the organization is putting forward based on its findings.

Learning Areas:

Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe results of ICRC consultative process that led to recommendations for protections of health care in conflict

Keyword(s): War, Violence & Injury Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As part of my work with ICRC I am knowledgeable about health care in situations of conflict
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.