Prioritising the protection of health care during armed conflict

Presentations and Publications

Protecting the right to health of internally displaced mothers and children: the imperative of inter-cluster coordination for translating best practices into effective participatory action.  2011 eastern Mediterranean health Journal

Armed conflict women and girls who are pregnant, infants and children; a neglected public health challenge. What can health professionals do? 2011 Early Human Development

Violence against healthcare must end: its a matter of life and death. 2011 PLoS Medicine

Enforcement of healthcare during armed conflict. 2010  Presentation at International Child health group  conference by Prof. Southall

First do no harm The impact of recent armed conflict on maternal and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2007 Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Empty arms the effect of the arms trade on mothers and children. 2002 British Medical Journal.

AK-47s are weapons of mass destruction too. 2003 The Sunday Times

A new resolution on health protection during armed conflict. 2011 PLoS Medicine. (alternative link)

Sri Lanka’s killing fields: the need for the International Health Protection Initiative.  2011 PLoS Medicine.

Aid access to Somalia: there must be no hidden agenda to humanitarianism. 2011 PLoS Medicine.

Pity the children David Southall calls on the United Nations to establish an international police force to protect the youngest victims of war.  1998 The New Statesman.

21st Century Health Care for Children in Afghanistan? 1998 Pediatrics.

The effects of war on children 1996 Current Paediatrics.

Children and War 1997 Ambulatory Child Health.


Two orphaned sisters in a Kabul orphanage
Afghan refugees in a “tent” in a camp in Pakistan


War and children 1998 Archives of  Disease in Childhood               

Protecting children from armed conflict . The UN Convention needs an enforcing arm. 1998 British Medical Journal.

Medical evacuation from Mostar 1996 The Lancet 1996

Strategies to protect children from the effects of war 1995 International Child Health.

Mental health services for war-affected children: report of a survey in Kosovo  2003 British Journal of Psychiatry.

Suicidal feelings run high among mothers in refugee camps 2003 Acta Psychiatr Scandinavia

Integrating healthcare for mothers and children in refugee camps and at district level  2004  British Medical Journal

Failures of emergency relief  2005 Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

When a hospital is two tents, a table and a chair   2005 The Herald.

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