Health in War: Compassion for the People of Ukraine
Health During War
Compassion may require courage as well as force. The call to aid the people of Ukraine reflects the responsibility to uphold and improve human health in all its forms and for all persons.
That this war arrives during a global pandemic should not obscure the potential for that pandemic to increase an already unconscionable burden.
We know that the outcomes of armed conflict and struggles of mass migration create extraordinary conditions that imperil the health of communities and infrastructures of health. Swift international cooperation can provide the supplies and support that are needed, where they are needed.
The collective imperative to protect against harm remains clear. A well-intentioned awareness of the causes and behaviors of disease can be one of many guides to successfully adapt our response to heal multiple adversities before or as they occur, and reaffirm our commitment to constructing a peaceful future.
FAQ on Common Misinformation
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