Protecting Health Care Workers Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

In collaboration with the leadership of the World Medical Association and the International Council of Nurses, Physicians for Human Rights published a Comment piece in The Lancet on May 20, 2020 entitled, “Attacks Against Health-Care Personnel Must Stop, Especially as the World Fights COVID-19.”

In this webinar discussion, Richard Horton, FRCP, FMedSci, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Lancet and a PHR Board Member, leads a discussion with the authors of this piece. The discussion highlights recent attacks on health care workers and necessary actions to protect them (and in turn, the patients and communities they serve) amid the COVID-19 pandemic and going forward.

Distinguished panelists

  • Howard Catton, RN, MA, CEO, International Council of Nurses
  • Michele Heisler, MD, MPA, Medical Director, Physicians for Human Rights; Professor of Internal Medicine and Public Health, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Otmar Kloiber, MD, PhD, Secretary General, World Medical Association

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