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The World's Emergency Room
Author: Michael VanRooyen

ISBN: 9781250072122
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 19 April 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 2.2
Description:
Twenty years ago, the most common cause of death for medical humanitarians and other aid workers was traffic accidents; today, it is violent attacks. The death of each doctor, nurse, paramedic, midwife, and vaccinator is multiplied untold times in the vulnerable populations deprived of their care. In 2015, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched the latest findings of the Healthcare in Danger Project, a report that documents attacks on healthcare workers, hospitals and ambulances that represent a deliberate attempt to destroy health care for communities in conflict. The report showed 2,398 such attacks over a two-year period in eleven countries, including murder and hospital bombings, leading to the critical lack of healthcare for populations facing war.

The World's Emergency Room documents this dangerous trend, demonstrates the urgent need to reverse it, and explores how that can be accomplished. VanRooyen draws on personal experiences and those of his colleagues in international humanitarian medicine, taking readers into clinics, wards, and field hospitals around the world, where medical personnel work with inadequate resources unde...

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