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The Health Care in Danger Resource Center offers you the opportunity to consult and download a wide variety of publications and other material dedicated to the protection of health care in conflict and other emergencies. The resource center welcomes relevant publications and material on the topic.

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Publication and reports

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These publications address the issue of violence against health care from a number of different thematic areas, presenting to the reader a series of recommendations and practical measures to ensure access to health care and its delivery are safer.

2nd AFRICA REGIONAL HEALTH CARE IN DANGER 2022 meeting FINAL REPORT

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RESEARCHING VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTH CARE: GAPS AND PRIORITIES

It is the result of a strategic collaboration between the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Elrha, with research undertaken by RAND Europe, to provide a Situational Analysis and Review of the Evidence Base on violence against health care, as part of the ICRC’s Health Care in Danger initiative

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2nd HCiD ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL MEETING Report 21–24 June 2021

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HCiD EURASIA REGIONAL MEETING REPORT 2021 3–4 February 2021

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High Level Side Event on protection of health care 26 May

Final Report: Organized by the Swiss Confederation, the ICRC, the IFRC and the SHCC, the summit brought together HEALTH MINISTERS from around the world on the eve of the 75th World Health Assembly to take part in a global dialogue on the role of health ministers in protecting health care from violence.

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Legislative Checklist: Protecting Health Care from Violence

The document presents a list of questions (a checklist or compatibility study) that cover some of the main challenges related to the protection of health care during armed conflict and other emergencies. The objective of this checklist is to provide practitioners with a consolidated overview of their domestic normative framework.

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Protecting healthcare: Guidance for the Armed Forces

This document provides practical guidance on the measures armed forces can take to protect health-care workers and to limit the impact of armed conflict on access to, and delivery of, health-care services. It touches on matters relating to training, planning, operational readiness and the conduct of both domestic and extraterritorial military operations

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Gathering Evidence-Based Data on Violence Against Health Care

This report consolidates data from scientific publications on violence against health-care personnel around the globe; and data collected by the ICRC for its protection activities and health programmes. The report showcases different methods for data collection on violence against health-care to promote the analysis of patterns of abuse, understand the circumstances, causes and consequences and devise the appropriate responses.

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HCiD AFRICA REGIONAL MEETING REPORT 24–25 June 2020

The strategy emphasizes the implementation of concrete measures at the local and national level. In parallel, the Health Care in Danger initiative has transitioned from holding meetings of stakeholders at the global to the regional level. The regional focus allows stakeholders to share experiences on operations and approaches and develop and strengthen local and national partnerships, creating a Community of Concern to prevent and address violence against health care.

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ICRC institutional Health Care in Danger strategy 2020–2022

Protecting health care from violence and attacks in situations of armed conflict and other emergencies

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Security Survey for Health Facilities

The Security Survey for Health Facilities is a tool to help hospitals and other health-care facilities prepare for attacks against them and improve the safety and security of patients and health workers.

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TACKLING VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTH CARE IN IRAQ, LEBANON AND THE PHILIPPINES

Selected experiences

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Checklist for a safer COVID-19 response

Who is this checklist for? Managers of health-care services, individual practitioners and health policymakers worried about the impact of violence against health-care workers, facilities and patients during the COVID-19 response.

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Changing Behaviour - Tackling Violence Against Health Care in the Central African Republic, Niger and Nigeria

Selected experiences

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A matter of life and death : Tackling violence against health care in Pakistan, Peru and El Salvador

Selected experiences

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User Manual: Security Survey for Health Facilities

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The implementation of rules protecting the provision of health care in armed conflicts and other emergencies: a guidance tool

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Time to Act: Stopping Violence, Safeguarding Health Care

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Protecting Health Care: Key recommendations

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Examining violence against health care from a gender perspective

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Meeting the challenges

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The responsibilities of health-care personnel working in armed conflict and other emergencies

The responsibilities of health-care personnel working in armed conflict and other emergencies

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Ambulance and pre-hospital services in risk situation (on the basis of the Mexico Workshop)

Ambulance and pre-hospital services in risk situations

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Military Operational Practice to ensure safer access to and delivery of health care (on the basis of Sydney Workshop)

Promoting military operational practice that ensures safe access to and delivery of health care

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Domestic Normative Frameworks for the Protection of the Provision of Health Care Report & Guiding tool (on the basis of Brussels Workshop)

Domestic Normative Frameworks for the Protection of Health Care

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Ensuring the preparedness and security of health-care facilities in armed conflict and other emergencies

Ensuring the preparedness and security of health-care facilities in armed conflict and other emergencies

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Safeguarding the provision of Health Care. Operational Practices and Relevant International Humanitarian Law Concerning Armed Groups

Safeguarding the provision of Health Care: Operational practices and relevant IHL concerning armed groups

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Best practice for ambulance services in risk situations

Best practice for ambulance services in risk situations

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Campaign and audio visual material

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Strengthening National Frameworks for the Protection of Health Care WHA Side Event

Event on protection of healthcare from violence on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly. One particular feature of this event was that the ICRC presented jointly with government representatives from Nigeria, Pakistan and Peru good practices that have been implemented in these countries for better protection of healthcare from violence.

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It's a matter of life or death - TV Campaign LEBANON

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Health Care should never be in Danger

This film looks at the practical solutions to protect health-care workers and facilities from around the world and shows that there are direct actions we can follow, implement and share to meaningfully mitigate and prevent violence that targets health workers.

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Poster for HCiD: De-escalating violence in healthcare settings

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Declaration by the Health Care in Danger Community of Concern about the current situation of violence against health care

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Medical personnel didn’t sign up for this!

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Protecting health care in armed conflicts : legal challenges

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Stop attacks: Patients, health workers, hospitals and ambulances are #NotATarget

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Voices of the Community of Concern - Cathrine Andersen

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Voices of the Community of Concern - Dr Otmar Kloiber, WMA

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Voices of the Community of Concern - Anna-Theresia Ekman, IFMSA

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Even wars have limits: Wounded have the right to receive medical care

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Rules of war (in a nutshell)

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Health-care workers must not be attacked

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Protecting health care together

Video clip

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The Human Cost (15 min movie)

The Human Cost (15 min movie)

Available online: PAL/NTSC system

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Learning and training material

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TRAINING MANUAL for Ambulance and Pre-Hospital Response in Risk Situations – A PILOT

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HCID in a nutshell

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Review of the state of ongoing concrete initiatives and ICRC strategy on the protection of health care

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Poster for HCiD: De-escalating violence in healthcare settings

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TRAINING MANUAL

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Trainings on de-escalation of violence at healthcare facilities

The ICRC along with its partners conducted a detailed research study on the patterns of violence against healthcare in Karachi. The report can be accessed here.

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Massive open online course (MOOC)

Online course free and available to all.

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Safer Access toolbox for National Societies

Practical guidance, tools/templates and reference documents

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Legal framework

HCiD Network.

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Rights & responsibilities of health care personnel

E-learning tool for health-care workers

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How does law protect in war? Online Casebook

How does law protect in war?

Online Casebook

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Brochures and Journals

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A must read for those willing to understand what violence against health care is about, the essentials of the Health Care in Danger project, and know more on initiatives around the world to make access to health care and its delivery safer.

ICRC institutional Health Care in Danger strategy 2020–2022

Protecting health care from violence and attacks in situations of armed conflict and other emergencies

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HCID e-Newsletter: May 2017

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HCID e-Newsletter: November 2016

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HCID e-Newsletter: July 2016

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HCID Newsletter: July - November 2015

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Health Care in Danger: a Harsh Reality (2011)

Health Care in Danger: a Harsh Reality

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Health Care in Danger: Making the case (2011)

Health Care in Danger: Making the case

Available in PDF and in hard copy.

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International Review of the Red Cross (HCID edition) – Issue No. 889 – 2013 Vol.1&2

International Review of the Red Cross (HCID edition) – Issue No. 889 – 2013 Vol.1&2

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HCID Newsletter: February 2014

HCID Newsletter: February 2014

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HCID Newsletter: August 2014

HCID Newsletter: August 2014

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HCID Newsletter: December 2014

HCID Newsletter: December 2014

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HCID Newsletter: June 2015

HCID Newsletter: June 2015

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Ethical principles of health care in times of armed conflict and other emergencies

Ethical principles of health care in times of armed conflict and other emergencies

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Incident gathering

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The primary value of these reports lies in the description of the main patterns of violence that impede the provision of health care, including perpetrators, victims and circumstances.

Web-Data report main page

Gathering Evidence-Based Data on Violence Against Health Care

This report consolidates data from scientific publications on violence against health-care personnel around the globe; and data collected by the ICRC for its protection activities and health programmes. The report showcases different methods for data collection on violence against health-care to promote the analysis of patterns of abuse, understand the circumstances, causes and consequences and devise the appropriate responses.

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A sixteen-country study, July 2011

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Violent incidents affecting the delivery of health care April 2015, (for incidents collected by ICRC between January 2012 and December 2014)

Violent incidents affecting the delivery of health care, April 2015

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Violent incidents affecting the delivery of health care April 2014, (for incidents collected by ICRC between January 2012 and December 2013)

Violent incidents affecting the delivery of health care, April 2014

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Violent incidents affecting the delivery of health care April 2013, (for incidents collected by ICRC between January 2012 and December 2012)

Violent incidents affecting the delivery of health care, April 2013

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