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July 2018

The Criminalization of Healthcare – Report Summary

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Reports|Tags: , , , , , |

A recently published report examines the ways in which domestic legal frameworks are negatively affecting medical impartiality around the world. Under the auspices of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the enjoyment of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, researchers at the University of Essex and John’s Hopkins University

October 2017

Libya’s Government Must Find Alternatives to Migrant Detention

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , , |

The conditions of migrant detention in Libya have gradually worsened over the past year. In April 2018, UNHCR reported that it could only visit 19 out of the 33 Libyan migrant detention centers regularly. All four facilities located on the southern side of the country were inaccessible due to security reasons after violent conflict broke

Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak: A Treatable Disease Turns Into A Humanitarian Disaster

October 11th, 2017|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , , |

Update on 31 October, 2018  Yemen’s cholera outbreak, which has been deemed the worst in the world, is worsening again. According to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO), roughly 10,000 suspected cases are now being reported every week, 30% of which are children under five-years-old. Yemen has seen an increase in the

May 2017

Attacks on Health Go Unpunished since Passing of Security Council Resolution 2286, says SHCC report

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

One year after the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2286, attacks on health workers, services, and infrastructure continue with impunity. In its report entitled Impunity Must End, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition documents attacks on health care in 23 countries. Released on the first anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2286,

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