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First report on violent attacks on healthcare shows 959 deaths over two years

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3036 (Published 27 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3036
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

An attempt to track the number of attacks on healthcare in countries with emergencies has found a total of 594 attacks over a two year period from 2014 to 2015, resulting in 959 deaths and 1561 injuries.1

The report by the World Health Organization collated information from a range of publicly available data, including sources such as Physicians for Human Rights (a not for profit human rights organisation) …

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