“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 War, Leonard 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 and others in a panel held at the Bloomberg School that will cover themes and stories from the book. The panelists will discuss firsthand experience, compelling personal stories, and will offer a path forward.”