Confilict Zone With increasing wartime assaults on and
patterns of systematic destruction of health
facilities in countries affected by confl
ict, the United Nations Security Council
unanimously adopted a resolution on
3 May 2016 to strengthen protection for
healthcare workers, the sick and wounded,
hospitals and clinics, in war zones.
Leishmaniasis epidemic The Syrian refugee crisis has precipitated a
catastrophic outbreak of Old World cutaneous
leishmaniasis now affecting hundreds of
thousands of people living in refugee camps
or trapped in conflict zones. A similar situation
may also be unfolding in eastern Libya,
Iraq and Yemen, say the authors of a recently
published report on the crisis.
69th World Health Assembly - A
new era for health development Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chanís speech at the opening of
the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva on 23 May, is clearly pertinent to the current state
of worldwide health. It deserves publishing it in full.