Ethical Principles of Health Care - 4yrs HCiD

Four years ago, the ICRC started its Health Care in Danger (HCiD) Campaign. It aims to raise awareness about the problem of attacks on health care personnel and health care facilities and the related cost of human lifes. In order to improve the security and delivery of impartial and efficient health care in armed conflict and other emergencies several actions have been taken.

hcid engThe ICMM and the ICMM Center of Reference for Education on IHL and Ethics have been involved, during this campaign, in the development of a document on "Ethical Principles of Healthcare during Armed Conflict and Other Emergencies". Together with other major international organisations, the ICMM supports the idea of ethical principles and wants to highlight their importance during all situations of conflict or emergency. The common document was launched during a conference in Geneva on 30 June 2015 (watch summary video here).
In the document it is stated, most importantly, that

  

"Ethical principles of health care do not change in times of armed conflict and other emergencies and are the same as the ethical principles of health care in times of peace."

Download the document on "Ethical Principles of Health Care" and help us to disseminate it

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