lunes, 22 de abril de 2024

Why Gaza health care facilities and workers have suffered so much violence By Leonard RubensteinOct. 14, 2023 Heitham Mohammed Ibrahim Awadalla, a physician and director of Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, remembers when everything about his job changed one year ago, after civil war erupted in the country. Since then, an estimated 15,000 people have died, tens of thousands have been injured, and nearly 8 million people have been displaced. Most physicians, nurses, and other health professionals fled to safer states within Sudan or nearby countries. The war has curtailed necessary work to keep cholera, dengue fever, and measles in check. Still, in a new First Opinion essay, he writes: “The ministry staff and the public health corps who remain at work have committed to the goal of saving lives, and that has kept the system functioning when many, including me, thought it would collapse.” Read more for a first-hand account of how to continue protecting public health during a national crisis. And if you’d like to read more on the effects that war can have on health care, you can revisit a First Opinion essay by Johns Hopkins professor Leonard Rubenstein from last fall about why hospitals and other health care facilities in Gaza have suffered so much violence. Public health during Sudan’s civil war: nurturing resilience amid conflict By Heitham Mohammed Ibrahim AwadallaApril 21, 2024

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