COVID-19 SPECIAL

Experiences

COVID-19
SPECIAL

For people living in conflict zones, the pandemic spread of coronavirus disease (also known as COVID-19) represents a dramatic threat to life. Health systems are ravaged by war, and it could be difficult for people in these areas to prioritize actions related to the coronavirus COVID-19 as there could be many other more immediate threats to life, such as gunfire, shelling and bombings or lack of life-saving health care for other medical needs. 

NEW PATTERNS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTHCARE IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Nurses deserve praise, thanks, protection amid COVID-19

NEW PATTERNS

The International Council of Nurses has spoken out

Nurses deserve praise, thanks, protection amid COVID-19

Nurses and other health care workers on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 deserve to be recognized and commended for their life-saving efforts and personal sacrifices amid increased medical risk – and in some places amid ostracization, harassment and attack. “ “Stigmatization and violence against nurses and other health workers in some countries is shocking; the only response is zero-tolerance,” said International Council of Nurses President Annette Kennedy

AFGHANISTAN: SPIKE IN VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTHCARE AMIDST COVID-19 THREATENS MILLIONS

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violent incidents recorded against health care providers, by patients due to COVID-19 in 40 countries

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% physical 15% Verbal assaults

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% fear-based discrimination

Kabul, Afghan Red Crescent Society District Hospital. Infection control against COVID-19 starts at the entrance.

HCiD Ireland - Newstalk Interview

With Esperanza Martinez Head of Health, ICRC