WMA Comment on Hospital Attack in Afghanistan

(03.10.2015) The World Medical Association has joined in the condemnation of the latest air strikes on a hospital in Afghanistan.

Dr. Xavier Deau, President of the WMA, said: ‘This latest tragedy strengthens our determination to ensure the safety of hospitals, health care facilities, patients and healthcare personnel during armed conflicts.

It underlines the importance of our work with the International Committee of the Red Cross to urge all governments to do more to ensure the safety of health care in situations of violence. Tragedies such as this shame us all’.