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Violence Against Healthcare in Conflict – and What to Do About It

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 @ 11:40 am - 12:30 pm

Pervasive violence against hospitals, patients, doctors, and other health workers has become a horrifically common feature of modern war. These relentless attacks destroy lives and the capacity of health systems to tend to those in need. Inaction to stop this violence undermines long-standing values and laws designed to ensure that sick and wounded people receive care. In his new book, Perilous Medicine: The Struggle to Protect Health Care from the Violence of WarLeonard Rubenstein, JD, a Professor of the Practice at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who has investigated atrocities against health workers around the world, offers a gripping and powerful account of the dangers health workers face during conflict and the legal, political, and moral struggle to protect them. 

In a special webinar in honor of the release of Perilous Medicine, hear from Rubenstein about what violence occurs across the globe and what can and is being done about it. 

Moderated by Rohini Haar, Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health; Human Rights Center Research Fellow; and ER doctor.

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Details

Date:
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Time:
11:40 am - 12:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/event/violence-against-healthcare-in-conflict-and-what-can-be-done-about-it/
Will participants be asked to keep cameras on?
No
Will there be breakout rooms?
No
Will the public chat be on or off?
On

Venue

Virtual

Organizer

Human Rights Center
Phone:
510.642.0965
Email:
hrc@berkeley.edu

Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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