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.
Commentators: Mohammad Darwish, Physician and Associate, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health. Darwish is a MPH graduate of the Bloomberg School from Syria, who was arrested by the Assad regime at the beginning of the protests in 2011.
Tolbert Nyenswah, Senior Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health. Nyenswah formerly served as the Assistant Minister of Health for Preventive Services and Incident Manager during the Ebola 2014 outbreak in Liberia.
Sarah Woznick, Nurse, Maxim Healthcare Group. Woznick is a MPH graduate of the Bloomberg School with long experience working with Doctors without Borders in the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and elsewhere.
Moderator: Paul Spiegel, Professor of the Practice, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12–1 p.m. EDT
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