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Choices and dilemmas – health-care workers on the frontline: an online discussion

How can you ensure appropriate medical standards are maintained in an emergency when electricity and water are not guaranteed? These and many other critical questions are faced by thousands of health-care workers around the world while providing medical assistance in armed violence. The answer is not always easy but international humanitarian law, human rights law and medical ethics can give some guidance. On the occasion of the launch of a unique guide for health-care workers, three experts respond to questions on the responsibilities of medical staff in armed conflict or other emergencies.

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