Doctors on the frontline must be protected too

But things are far worse in many parts of the world, especially in areas of conflict, war and unrest. Often there is no access to health services. In some cases, doctors and nurses desperately trying to provide medical care to people injured in conflict become victims themselves; they are wounded, locked up, some are killed.

In April this year, global health experts met in London to discuss the growing insecurity, violence and threats undermining safe and effective delivery of health care in armed conflicts and other emergencies. It was the first meeting in a four-year project to confront this emerging

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