A record high number of attacks on health workers occurred last year—making care even harder to access by a growing number of people endangered by armed conflict, according to the UN’s latest humanitarian report.
3 Congolese doctors have been arrested for planning attacks on Ebola treatment centers in DRC, including the attack that killed Cameroonian epidemiologist Richard Mouzoko in April in Butembo. A prosecutor said that militiamen involved in the attacks pointed their fingers—…
On Saturday, yet another attack on an Ebola treatment center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo killed 1 police officer and left health workers injured as terrified patients waited in isolation rooms, AP reported.
Armed assailants hit another Médecins Sans Frontières Ebola treatment facility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo yesterday, setting it afire just days after MSF’s Katwa Ebola Treatment Center was torched, Reuters reported.
One key group has been left out of most efforts to track attacks on healthcare: those training to be doctors.
Following attacks on 5 hospitals in Syria in a 48-hour period earlier this week, the WHO condemned the bombings, demanding that all parties in the conflict respect the safety and neutrality of health workers and facilities. The Numbers: